I just wanted to share this awesome book: Ready Player One. If you’re interested in technology, adventure, and the 80’s/90’s then this certainly is a great book to read!
Why this book?
At first I was hesitant to read this book because I wasn’t really sure if it was for me. I didn’t think I would understand the 80’s references and I didn’t think there would be as much action in this book. But I’m also really big into dystopian fiction stories, so I decided to give it a shot.
I’m happy (and slightly embarrassed) to report that I’ve read this book at least 3 times within the past year because it is such an excellent read. Despite being born in the early 90’s, I’m glad I understood pretty much all of the pop culture references. To me, Ernest Cline wrote a book that has a great story line filled with excitement and imagination. Beyond this book, what’s even more exciting is that Ready Player One has been made into a movie and the previews are awesome! I’ll link the previews below.
Here’s the Plot:
The year 2045 the world is dominated by a Virtual Reality Machine called the Oasis (Think the HTC Vive without the cables). The main character – Wade – uses the Oasis to escape his terrible life where in reality life is poor, dirty, and unsatisfactory. Within the Oasis, is another world where you can be whoever your want to be and do whatever you want to do. Wade stumbles upon the beginnings of the solution to solve a puzzle created by the creator of the Oasis – James Halliday – yet unknowingly starts a crazy race to solve the puzzle. Wade then joins with his friends to win the the puzzle’s prize – Halliday’s entire fortune.
If you’re interested in reading this book also: check out the links below!