Monday, October 6, 2014

Ready Player One

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Format: E-Book
Time to Read: 13 days

Goodread's Bio: And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune -- and remarkable power -- to whoever can unlock them.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved -- that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

My Review: I had some issues getting into this. Mainly because i didn't live in the 80's and all those references meant nothing to me. And since i've played some RPGs and other games, i already knew how most of that work so the build up in the beginning just killed me some.

But once i was over the build up, i was engrossed in it and it turned into a real page turner :]

It is an interesting plot and i like how this wasn't about the world completely crumbing. I am hoping we can get to the point where you can get into the game and play like its your life :] i'm a bit of a nerd.

Recommend it?: if you were a teenager in the 80's you for sure need to read this, if you like anything gamer related you for sure need to read this, if you're not either of those, i would say if you can get though the first 25% then you're gonna love it :]

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