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Ready Player One

Cline, Ernest (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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"An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline's imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe."--Booklist, starred review "Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world. Stuffed to the gills with action, puzzles, nerdy romance, and 80s nostalgia, this high energy cyber-quest will make geeks everywhere feel like they were separated at birth from author Ernest Cline."--Chris Schluep, Amazon Best Book of the Month
Authors: Cline, Ernest
Title: Ready player one
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 374 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ernest Cline
Summary: "An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline's imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe."--Booklist, starred review
"Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world. Stuffed to the gills with action, puzzles, nerdy romance, and 80s nostalgia, this high energy cyber-quest will make geeks everywhere feel like they were separated at birth from author Ernest Cline."--Chris Schluep, Amazon Best Book of the Month
ISBN: 9780307887436
030788743X
Branch Call Number: FICTION CLINE 2011
Subject Headings: Regression (Civilization) Fiction Virtual reality Fiction Utopias Fiction Puzzles Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Regression (Civilization)
Virtual reality
Utopias
Puzzles
LCCN: 2011015247
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Comment by: multcolib_central Jul 11, 2014

If you like video games, Eighties popular culture, or just a great adventure story, then this is for you. Starships, dragon, and anything else imaginable exist in a virtual world up for grabs.

Life in 2044 is rather bleak and most people escape into the OASIS, an immersive virtual reality. The founder of this virtual reality leaves his fortune to the first to win a contest, comprised of puzzles and tasks based on 1980s popular culture. Three teens compete to win against an evil conglo... Read More »

In the near future, scarce fossil fuels have ended America's era of prosperity, sent small-town Americans to precarious vertical trailer parks at urban fringes, and the entire population into the OASIS, an immersive virtual reality, for education and escape.

n the year 2044, reality is very is an ugly place --but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden w... Read More »

In the near future, scarce fossil fuels have ended America's era of prosperity, sent small-town Americans to precarious vertical trailer parks at urban fringes, and the entire population into the OASIS, an immersive virtual reality, for education and escape.


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Aug 12, 2014
  • TinyFire29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book and it is amazing looking at the the pop culture in the 80's.Great job job by Ernest Cline. Also get hyped for the movie and armada!

Jul 25, 2014
  • VRMurphy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a really terrific read. A little bit of everything (adventure, comedy, romance...), and it's fun spotting all the pop culture references. Well-written as well. I'm looking forward to more from this author.

I don't know why this book shoulder be sitting in- Its such an excellent adventure with elements of gaming, SF, 80s and the best underdog story ever. Need something to do tonight?

If you like video games, Eighties popular culture, or just a great adventure story, then this is for you. Starships, dragon, and anything else imaginable exist in a virtual world up for grabs.

Jul 02, 2014
  • roropan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Could not put this book down! great details.

Jun 26, 2014
  • dancin7queen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great, fast read. Fun especially if you're a child of the 80's. I didn't know all the references, but enough to make it fun. The look at the world's potential future when everyone is completely plugged into their computers is an interesting concept--and this book took a fresh approach to it. I'd definitely recommend this book.

reads like a young adult sequel to Snow Crash. quick, easy and engaging read.

May 26, 2014
  • Third_Planet rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Strip away the 80's pop culture references from this book and what is left? A honest coming of age book, a story about holding onto hope in the face of a world that doesn't care about you, a tale of good vs. evil. If you can follow the langue Cline takes you on a tender, heartfelt story. An excellent 1st novel. Can't wait to read Armada.

May 05, 2014
  • ookamikun rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Slow and boring and beginning. Afterwards a fast, fun, read. However, a lot of plot holes and cliches. Strongly recommend for geeks who grew up in the 80's. Others will probably not like the book.

This book reads easy like a Young Adult book, except a Young Adult would not get any of the references or nostalgia.

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Aug 12, 2014
  • TinyFire29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 02, 2014
  • roropan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

In 2044, reality is a grim place plagued by poverty, shortages and unemployment. Fortunately, people don't have to live in the real world anymore -- most entertainment, business and social interaction takes place in OASIS, a virtual world of amazing scope and detail. But now, OASIS will become the setting for an unprecedented battle royale. The creator of OASIS, upon his death, promised to give control of all his wealth, and his world, to the player who could complete a series of challenges based on his favorite movies and video games. For five years, nobody found anything...until Wade Watts, a 17-year-old, level-three nobody stumbles upon the first clue. Suddenly he's a celebrity with a shot at everything he's ever wanted -- but his opponents will stop at nothing, including murder, to see that he doesn't win.

Apr 09, 2013
  • sbn_kc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An entertaining read about the 1980's "tech" looking back from 40 years in the future. Pacman, Atari 2600, and Journey are part of a quest through a completely virtual, all-encompassing universe.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Michael Colford rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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