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Peter Lee, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Peter Lee)
Awesome book. Read it 3 times in 3 months when I first got it.
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imstagecrafty, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by imstagecrafty)
I LOVED this book! Anyone who grew up in the 80's and has any sort of video game addiction will too.
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brandijgray, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by brandijgray)
Fav. Book!
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ArlVABeerGuy, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by ArlVABeerGuy)
Fantastic -- like a Snow Crash for the 21st century. Very highly recommended.
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annalise, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by annalise)
I haven't enjoyed a book this much in a long time. There's a quest, and a guy and a girl, and all kinds of cool references to things I remember ... and the "good guys" win. :) It's a wonderful read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307887436
Author:
Cline, Ernest
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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Product details 384 pages Crown Publishing Group (NY) - English 9780307887436 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I had many books on my to-read list, but this one jumped straight to the top as soon as I got my hands on a copy. It has everything I love about video games and cartoons and anime from the '80s. The pacing of the book is great, and it quickly became one of my all-time favorites. Anyone who can make a story based around the Atari game Adventure is my hero.

"Staff Pick" by ,

I had a hard time choosing a number one pick for my Top 5s of 2011, but this book won out because it was fun and nostalgic and possibly the most joyfully entertaining book I read all year. A quest story set mostly in a virtual world, it's a geeky celebration of all things '80s — a decade when video arcades and John Hughes movies reigned supreme. Is it the best book I read? Probably not. Is it the book that made me happiest while I was reading it and that I most want to force on friends and strangers alike? Absolutely.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Set in the year 2044, Ready Player One tells the story of a Steve Jobs-like character, his death, and the game that's played in a virtual world he created. The winner gains control of his company, and players range from big corporations with money, loner kids, and teams from across the world. It's a fun book filled with characters you love to cheer for and lots of '80s trivia.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This adrenaline shot of uncut geekdom, a quest through a virtual world, is loaded with enough 1980s nostalgia to please even the most devoted John Hughes fans. In a bleak but easily imagined 2044, Wade Watts, an impoverished high school student who calls a vertically stacked trailer park home, lives primarily online, alongside billions of others, via a massive online game, OASIS, where players race to unravel the puzzles OASIS creator James Halliday built into the game before his death, with the winner taking control of the virtual world's parent company, as well as staggering wealth. When Wade stumbles on a clue, he's plunged into high-stakes conflict with a corporation dedicated to unraveling Halliday's riddles, which draw from Dungeons and Dragons, old Atari video games, the cinematic computer hacker ode War Games, and that wellspring of geek humor, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (Of course.) The science fiction, video game, technology, and geeky musical references pile up quickly, sometimes a bit much so, but sweet, self-deprecating Wade, whose universe is an odd mix of the real past and the virtual present, is the perfect lovable/unlikely hero. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review A Day" by , "If you grew up in the 1980s and resided anywhere on the nerd-geek spectrum, all it takes is the right Rush or Genesis song to bring you back to the video arcade. This was before video games became visually stunning and able to be controlled just by waving your hand in the air. Back then, gaming consoles were behemoths with perpetually sticky buttons, and the game play usually involved some variation on moving a dot around while shooting dots at differently colored dots." (Read the entire NPR review)
"Review" by , "Ready Player One expertly mines a copious vein of 1980s pop culture, catapulting the reader on a light-speed adventure in an advanced but backward-looking future. If this book were a living room, it would be wood-paneled. If it were shoes, it would be high-tops. And if it were a song, well, it would have to be Eye of the Tiger. I really, really loved it."
"Review" by , "This non-gamer loved every page of Ready Player One."
"Review" by , "Fascinating and imaginative...It's non-stop action when gamers must navigate clever puzzles and outwit determined enemies in a virtual world in order to save a real one. Readers are in for a wild ride."
"Review" by , "An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline's imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe."
"Review" by , "Ready Player One is the ultimate lottery ticket."
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