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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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7.46% of people buy Ready Player One and Ender's Game (Ender #1) ~ Paperback ~ Orson Scott Card.

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"80's gaming nirvana"
5 stars"

Having enjoyed all of the coin-op arcade games detailed in this book back in the day, I really enjoyed the nostalgic, and at the same time futuristic themes in this book. A nail biting and grand adventure. Looking forward to the movie!

"Enchanting, witty and thrilling!"
4 stars"
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Enchanting novel packed with immense detail and charming characters. Quite fast paced with witty dialogue – you will want to finish it within a day. Slightly cheesy but will leave you warm-hearted.

"Nostalgia porn"
1 stars"

The book is pretty blatantly pandering to the 80's teen demograpic to the point where several times in the first 100 pages the author just straight up lists aspects of 80's teen and sci-fi pop culture…

“the Willy Wonka of this story liked authors such as J.R.R Tolkien, C.S Lewis, Orson Scott Card… Etc”

…which sucks because the whole story is built on these pop culture references, as the characters are just lazy archetypes and the plot is the same tired “magical boy” formula we've seen thousands of times

Now if you want a book that just makes you reminisce about the 80's, fine this book is perfect for you, but if you are after an engaging story, read something from one of the aforementioned authors

"This book is fantastic!" Purchased on Mighty Ape

I love this book, and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone who lived in the 80's, or fans of the pop culture from the time. It's packed full of references, I love it!

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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

Author Biography

ERNIE CLINE is best known for creating the cult film Fanboys, about a group of Star Wars fans on a pilgrimage to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. His work has been covered in numerous national publications and all over the internet. This is his first book.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2012
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Arrow Books Ltd
Pages
384
Dimensions
129x198x23
ISBN-13
9780099560432
Product ID
18247397

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