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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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. @goodreads

MY REVIEW:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1349271459                   5 STARS

 2 Words! MIND. BLOWN. I read Armada first because it was all over goodreads with good reviews and I loved it, but different people said I should read the first one, that it was better..... It was AWESOME!

Even though this book is in the future (2044) it's set up like a major 80's blast from the past. I was so in my element I could have done a little dance. BTW: I want my own OASIS!

OASIS is the virtual world like nothing I have ever thought of in my life. You play games there, watch movies, eat, I mean I could sit here and go on forever telling you all of the things you can do, but I really think if you are a game fan and an 80's fan then you should read this book!

Wade Watts has been playing in this world since he was little...his home life wasn't ideal. Then one day the owner of OASIS posts a video talking of his death and since he has no heirs that whoever finds the hidden egg in the game will win all of his billions of dollars. And this world is humungo so you know this is going to be hard to do. I mean Wade and tons of other people try to find this egg for years. Can you even imagine!

Wade watches every single thing Halliday (owner/creator) ever watched, listened to, read, games he played even commercials he watched. You name it and Wade was going through it all over the years and memorizing everything he could.

Wade also has some friends in the game and he makes some new friends. But they are all fighting in this competition and of course there are the evil people. Suddenly after all of these years someone finds one of the keys and a clue, then they all start finding them. The ride is awesome!

This man set this world up so amazing in this game I really wish I could give out spoilers! I feel like I was going back in time with all of the references.. from Family Ties (the show) to Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan match in wrestling. Andre :( Oh and in the beginning Wade was talking about an old atari game called Adventure with the square and the dragons! I have that! That was my favorite game, well it's around here somewhere, never found it when we moved, but I digress. There is even a really cool part that has to do with the movie War Games, remember with Matthew Brodrick and Ally Sheedy. I think I just butchered their names, anyway, it's incredible.

They have to do some really tough challenges and some people die, I found that very sad because of the way it happened.

The ending was sooooo good. I had the biggest smile on my face when I finished this book. It's definitely a keeper and I have my copy on my amazon wish list right now. If you haven't read this and it sounds at all interesting to you then READ IT!
 


 AMAZON LINK:

http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/030788743X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1441840901&sr=1-1

2 comments:

  1. AAHH! Now that I have this one and know that it blew your mind completely I have to try it! I love sci-fi and if you haven't read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card you should. It's EPIC.

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    1. I haven't read Ender's Game! The list just never ends :)

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