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Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One

shadowsuncle, January 30, 2013

This is one of the most entertaining books I've read in a long time. Cline very ingeniously combines a dystopian future with old school (80's) videos, movies and pop culture. It's a mystery, a game, and a romance. If you ever played in a video arcade (and even if you didn't, I'll wager), you'll love this book!
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One

shadowsuncle, August 4, 2012

I read this book because a friend recommended it to me and it totally blew my socks off! If you are a child (or fan) of the 80's, especially the gaming culture from that time, - heck, if you ever owned and played an Atari system or spent time in a video arcade - then you will really dig this book. It's a quick and really satisfying read that pulls you through an inventive and not too far-off future. It takes a special writer to evoke nostalgia for the past when writing about the future and Mr. Cline does it with ease. Plus, and I kid you not, there's an Easter Egg contained in the book with one of the coolest prizes imaginable for the lucky winner! Great, great read!
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