Ready Player One
From Library Staff
Nostalgia porn, especially for the 80s gamer specifically, but the 80s kid in general. A good, interesting, and quick read. The pace was perfect for a fun summer read.
A dystopian, fun, rollicking, smart, articulate, thoughtful, action-packed sci-fi novel about a future that is nostalgic for the past. (The 1980s, to be exact.) All of the praise for Ernest Cline's debut novel is deserved. Don't be scared away by the setting - even though this takes place in a dy... Read More »
Ready Player One is a fun, futuristic ride back to the 80s. While that sounds contradictory, Cline creates a future world that is crumbling from disasters – economic, political, and environmental. People turn from their dreary lives to take part in a computer generated alternative, an Oasis, b... Read More »
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In 2044, reality is a grim place plagued by poverty, shortages and unemployment. Fortunately, people don't have to live in the real world anymore -- most entertainment, business and social interaction takes place in OASIS, a virtual world of amazing scope and detail. But now, OASIS will become the setting for an unprecedented battle royale. The creator of OASIS, upon his death, promised to give control of all his wealth, and his world, to the player who could complete a series of challenges based on his favorite movies and video games. For five years, nobody found anything...until Wade Watts, a 17-year-old, level-three nobody stumbles upon the first clue. Suddenly he's a celebrity with a shot at everything he's ever wanted -- but his opponents will stop at nothing, including murder, to see that he doesn't win.
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