Ready Player OneeBook - 2011
From Library Staff
multcolib_teens Oct 09, 2016
In a mildly dystopian near future, an insanely wealthy computer genius dies and leaves his fortune to the person who first completes his 1980s nostalgia-fueled video game quest.
multcolib_teens Jun 30, 2016
Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of the virtual reality OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Hall... Read More »
Hey, what about player two! I totally put in my quarters - I want in!
multcolib_central Jul 11, 2014
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?
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.
From the critics
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blue_hummingbird_329 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
indigo_cockroach_20 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
blue_hawk_1180 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 4
QuotesAdd a Quote
“You know you've totally screwed up your life when your whole world turns to sh*t and the only person you have to talk to is your system agent software.”
“Dilettantes,’ Art3mis said. ‘It’s their own fault for not knowing all the Schoolhouse Rock! lyrics by heart.”
Yes, but what test? What test was I supposed to take? The Kobayashi Maru? The Pepsi Challenge? Could the clue have been any more vague?
“I was watching a collection of vintage '80s cereal commercials when I paused to wonder why cereal manufacturers no longer included toy prizes inside every box. It was a tragedy, in my opinion. Another sign that civilization was going straight down the tubes.”
“Being human totally sucks most of the time. Videogames are the only thing that make life bearable.”
SummaryAdd a Summary
This kid is very poor and very alone. Being in this virtual world allows him to escape. He grows up in this society that is falling apart and only wants to find fortune. He stumbles upon his first clue into a puzzle everyone else has given up on. It leads into the most adventurous roller coaster of a lifetime, with plenty of retro 80's to go along with it.
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.