I have been DYING to write about the book Ready Player One. I stayed up last night to finish it even though I didn’t want it to ever end. This book was such an amazing fantastical journey through a futuristic dystopian world. The plot is about a boy named Wade who plays a completely immersive online game known as the “Oasis”, based on games like World of Warcraft where you can explore worlds and go on quests. The difference is that this game is more realistic and the technology is more advanced so that you can interact physically with the surroundings via gloves and a visor, and a suit as well if you can afford it. Going by the online name of Parzival, he teams up with a few friends on a massive hunt for Oasis creator Halliday’s “egg”. As the creator fell ill he created a series of hidden quests to obtain his fortune and control over the entire Oasis. Parzival quickly discovers that he’s battling not only other gunters (short for egg-hunters) but also a team known as the “Sixers”. This team plans on taking control of the Oasis to make money and destroy everything the Oasis has ever stood for.
This is the authors FIRST published work. It’s hard to even believe that he came out of seemingly nowhere and is already on the New York Times “Best Sellers list”. You may be familiar with him through a slightly different outlet however. He wrote the screenplay for the film “Fanboys” back in 2005 (it was released in 09). This guy really knows his stuff and in both Fanboys and Ready Player One you will find large amounts of references to 80’s movies, bands, video games, etc.
If you have not heard of Ernest Cline yet, I strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with him. I believe he is going to do more great things in the realm of the nerd genre and I wouldn’t be surprised if he soon became a household name. Check out this book because it is in the works to be made into a movie, and you’ll want to be one of those who can say you were a fan since the book.
For fans of: The Hunger Games, The Giver, 80’s movies, and the band Rush.
told ya you would like it!
- From: WE THE G33K
- Origin: WE THE G33K