Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)

A Novel

Paperback, 374 pages

English language

Published July 9, 2011 by Crown Publishers.

ISBN:
978-0-307-88743-6
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Ready Player One is a 2011 science fiction novel, and the debut novel of American author Ernest Cline. The story, set in a dystopia in 2045, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a worldwide virtual reality game, the discovery of which would lead him to inherit the game creator's fortune. Cline sold the rights to publish the novel in June 2010, in a bidding war to the Crown Publishing Group (a division of Random House). The book was published on August 16, 2011. An audiobook was released the same day; it was narrated by Wil Wheaton, who was mentioned briefly in one of the chapters.Ch. 20 In 2012, the book received an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association division of the American Library Association and won the 2011 Prometheus Award. A film adaptation, screenwritten by Cline and Zak Penn and directed …

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A great book for videogame enthusaists and those who love 80's culture.

5 stars

A great story regarding a late teen engaging in a video game quest with real-world impact. Set in a dystopian future, the tale gives you a blend of a virtual world learing to positive and meaningful real-life changes.

The story is told with enthusiasm and gives you a great insight into a late teen learning there is more to life than a virtual world. It also teaches you persistance, may lead to mindblowing results.

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4 stars

I said it once before: "meet "80s memes the dystopian scifi book"



I really wanted to like it, but not because it's an actually good book (in fact the writing could be better and the story isn't surprising at all - after the introduction of the characters, everybody will know how that book is ending), but because it's a well optimized meme collection with exactly the story elements that tend to sell well.



No, the dystopian megacorp doesn't win against the highly enthusiastic teenager.

Also that Girl he's crazy about, who doesn't want him because of the central conflict? Yeah, you know what'll hapen after the conflict is going to be resolved.



There's not even remotely relevant side-characters dying - at least nobody anyone would care about.



So... is this a bad book? No, it's a highly entertaining one. But not great literature.

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Subjects

  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Utopias
  • Virtual reality
  • Fiction
  • Puzzles