Monday, September 26, 2011

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Hello All!

I know I told you all how much I loved The Night Circus just in the last week or so, but Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is AWESOME!

If you like:

1980s video games
1980s music, movies and television shows
"Star Wars", "Star Trek" and "Firefly"
Japanese anime & monster movies
Dungeons & Dragons
World of Warcraft
Online gaming
Geek heroes Wil Wheaton and Cory Doctorow

This is the book for you! I love 80s pop culture, and I played my share of Centipede and Ms Pac-Man at the arcade in the early 80s.

This is the story of Wade/Parzival and one of the greatest treasure hunts of all time. Set in the future, where the world is slowly disintegrating, one amazing man who invented all sorts of video and online games, dies, and leaves his fortune to the one who can find the treasure. This is a competition that takes years, and pits the little guy against a corporation. Wade and several friends he makes along the way, go up against a company whose sole purpose seems to be to win this competion. The clues are found in the history of the games inventor, and his fixation of all things gaming and 1980s.

I found Ready Player One to be a great quest and adventure novel, and I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting the 1980s. I highly recommend this to those who enjoy gaming, a good adventure, and quite a bit of trivia.

Happy Reading!

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Crown Publishers, 2011, ISBN 9780307887436

This book was sent to me for review by Crown Publishers; no other compensation was offered or accepted for this review.

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