Ready Player One: A Novel Review


  • 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.
  • But 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.



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“Ready Player One is a geektastic novel that invokes a nostalgic feeling for 80s geek culture. The 80s was, in many ways, the birthplace of the modern geek culture. Between video games, amazing geek-centric movies, the popularity and damning of role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons and the rise of progressive bands like Rush, much of what constitutes geek culture in the 2000s can trace its roots back to the 1980s. Author Ernest Cline obviously has a fondness for the time period and knows his stuff as he fills Ready Player One to the brim with pop cultural nods and firmly ties the 80s the entire plot of the novel.” By Terry Mesnard

“I can’t remember the last time I read a book as “fun” as this one. I just enjoyed it. Granted, I’m probably the very key demograph the book was aimed at, but it worked. I get the reviews from others claiming the book did too much exposition and pandering and self-indulgence, true. Also true is that I didn’t care. Take the book for what it is, fun. Good ol’ nostalgic fun. It felt very much like an 80’s movie adventure. I can’t wait to see what Spielberg does with it for the screen. Hopefully its as faithful an adaptation as possible.” By Rocky Davies

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Product Details

Author: Ernest Cline
Kindle price: Hardcover$17.26 Paperback $10.80 Audible $27.50 Audio CD $22.74
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books; First Paperback Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307887448
ISBN-13: 978-0307887443
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11,449 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153 in Books