Ready Player One
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Ready Player One

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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.

Title:Ready Player One
Edition Language:English
ISBN:030788743X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:374 pages

    Ready Player One Reviews

  • Kemper
    Aug 26, 2011

    Adventures in Time MowingAfter my laptop fused to my lawn mower due to a freak lightning strike, I discovered that I could use it to travel through time.“Wow, where’d you come from?”“I’m fro...

  • William Cline
    Jan 06, 2016

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly...

  • Patrick
    May 25, 2011

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    Dec 10, 2015

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it.I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and ...

  • Melissa McShane
    Sep 15, 2015

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving...

  • Flannery
    Aug 18, 2011

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn’t s...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Dec 29, 2014

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover.VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4......

  • Rainbow
    Apr 14, 2013

    I felt like I was born to get the references in this book. And I was so impressed with the way the references WORK. The way they push the story forward and give it texture. So many scenes in the book ...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Mar 26, 2015

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's!My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called ...

  • karen
    Jun 11, 2011

    let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book, there are things that rankle.i have a crush on the 80's (not an obsession, mind you, but a crush. when i...

About Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline

ERNEST CLINE is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists, and is set to be adapted into a motion picture by Warner Bros. and director Steven Spielberg. His second novel, ARMADA, debuted at #4 on the NYT Bestseller list and is being made into a film by Univers