Ready Player One
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Ready Player One

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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.

Title:Ready Player One
Edition Language:English
ISBN:030788743X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:374 pages

    Ready Player One Reviews

  • Kemper
    Aug 20, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but then I read Armada and saw how terrible and worthless Cline really is. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on here and tel...

  • William Cline
    Sep 05, 2011

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly...

  • Patrick
    May 25, 2011

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

  • Khanh (the meanie)
    Dec 09, 2015

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it.I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and ...

  • Melissa McShane
    Jan 18, 2012

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving...

  • Flannery
    Jun 02, 2011

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn’t s...

  • Rainbow
    Apr 14, 2013

    I felt like I was born to get the references in this book. And I was so impressed with the way the references WORK. The way they push the story forward and give it texture. So many scenes in the book ...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Jan 08, 2013

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover.VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4......

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Nov 04, 2011

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's!My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called ...

  • Sissyneck
    Aug 19, 2011

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant...