Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Posted July 14, 2016 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest ClineReady Player One by Ernest Cline
Published by Crown Publishers on August 16th 2011
Pages: 374
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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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.

Review

Words cannot describe how much I loved this book.  I loved all the references to 80’s music, movies and games.
Wade grows so much throughout this book.  He learns who his friends are, and that some companies won’t stop until they secure the answer.  He does things the best he can, and while they may not always be the right choices, it’s what he thinks is the best at the time. He’s put in difficult situations over and over again. I’m glad I don’t have to make the choices he has had to make.
It’s also crazy how much technology is in this book, and how many of the things described can be done now.  Technology is a great and scary thing sometimes.  I’m anxious to see how this movies pans out. And as a sidenote, Wil Wheaton should narrate all the things.


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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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