Monday, March 9, 2015

Book Review: Ready Player One

Amazon Story Line: 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. But 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.

My Thoughts: The book was written by Ernest Cline and released in 2012. It became a New York Times Bestseller and is being adapted to a movie. The screenwriter for the movie is Zak Penn. He claims the script is done and in the hands of Warner Brothers. So we shall see how the movie turns out. I personally enjoyed the book greatly. It is an 80s geek dream wrapped up in prose. The book is about a world in which people live in virtual reality while the real world has essentially collapsed when a true oil crisis hit. The world has sunk into poverty and people escape it by logging into Oasis which is the online system that everyone has free access to. The book is very well wrttien. The quest that Wade must embark on takes you though geek classics like War Games, PacMan, Tempest, Monty Python works, John Hughes movies, and so much more. In the first page you get a quote from Ghostbusters and as huge ghostbuster fan, I was smiling. 

The epic battles, the ridiculous riddles, and the hunt for a multi-billion dollar Easter egg makes for great times for the reader. The book is a must read for any geek out there. I received my copy in the February 2015 lootcrate and I must say I am happy that I decided to read the book. 

Check the book out and let me know your thoughts. 

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