Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
Publish Date: August 16, 2011 (original hardcover)
Published by: Crown Publisher/Broadway Books (paperback)
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.5 out of 5 stars)
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
So I hadn’t really intended on reading this book this month, but I watched the trailer for the movie and, intrigued, picked it up and read the prologue to see what it was about. And somehow I could not stop thinking about it. Continue reading “Book Review | READY PLAYER ONE, by Ernest Cline”