Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.
Publication Date:
02 / 05 / 2016
129 x 198mm
I really enjoyed "Ready Player One". I found it very reminiscent of the film "Tron" that I first saw in the eighties. However, Cline had his own take on being sucked into a video game virtual reality world. There was lots of action and adventure, good versus evil, a David and Goliath scenario, all with a challenging puzzle and a fabulous prize for the winner of the game. Even if you did not grow up in the 1980's era, many references will be familiar if your parents still listen to music and talk about what happend then. I liked the references to pop culture, it was nostalgic, and all around an entertaining story. - Kerryn (QBD)
, 12/04/2018
Player One, are you ready to set forth on your next adventure? Are you ready to unlock the secrets behind the fantastical world of the “Oasis”? Come and flick through the pages of Ernest Cline’s debut novel Ready Player One. Whether young, old, small or tall Ready Player One will have you escorting Wade Watts on his quest to find three hidden keys needed to locate the Easter Egg. The one whom can solve the riddles and rhymes set by Halliday, the now deceased creator of the Oasis, and find the Easter Egg will not only have fame thrust upon them, but they will also become the sole owner of the Oasis; which is worth over half a trillion dollars! Filled with pop culture nostalgia at every turn Cline’s debut novel is a well-crafted video game-laden adventure suitable for all ages. Don’t forget, Ready Player One is now also a major motion picture which means it’s a perfect time to brush on this novel before a trip to the movies to see all the characters you love come to the big screen. If you’re a fan of graphic novels and anime such as Sword Art Online, or Log Horizon you’ll thoroughly enjoy the escapism on offer from Cline. Ready Player One is also suitable for mature kids and teenagers looking to expand their reading regime if they loved authors such as Rick Riordan and Terry Pratchett. Now, strap yourself in and get ready player one, the games are about to begin. - Liam (QBD)
, 07/04/2018
This book is the ultimate pop culture timewarp set in the dystopian future of 2044. Perfect for anyone's inner geek! - Aaron (QBD)
, 13/04/2017
If you love 80's pop culture, MMO's and generally awesome things, like a well hidden easter egg, then you need to have this book in your hand right now. There should be no humming or harring about purchasing this book because you will regret not immersing yourself in a nostalgic world that's slowly dying. Jump right into the OASIS with Wade as he follows the riddles from the founder, James Halliday, to win the ulitmate prize. Read it first before it becomes a movie! - Chelsea (QBD)
, 28/03/2017
Ready Player One is an excellenet blend of fantasy and dystopian fiction and a very well regarded debut novel by Ernest Cline. It is a number one pick for fans of video games and 80s culture as it makes consistent references to various pop culture trends in music, film and video games and systems from the decade. It was very hard to put down with dramatic twists and moments that kept the reader on their toes. - Joshua (QBD)
, 09/03/2017

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