Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline: 4/5

Ready Player One. Ernest Cline. Book Review: On a future Earth plagued by pollution, overcrowding, war, and poverty, the OASIS, a virtual world open to all, is the preferred escape... [Image: haptic gloves, an oasis helment, and an oasis console] OASIS's creator dies suddenly, and having no heirs, leaves behind a puzzle to choose his successor. For five years, no one is able to make the slightest progress despite frantic searching. Then, 18-year-old Wade Watts collects the copper key, and the Hunt becomes a race against an immoral conglomerate with the goal of creating a lucrative barrier to entry for OASIS. Then, 18-year-old Wade Watts collects the copper key, and the Hunt becomes a race against an immoral conglomerate with the goal of creating a lucrative barrier to entry for OASIS. [Image: an arcade machine] A thoroughly enjoyable, adventure-filled romp through a dystopian future America, a magical virtual world, and 80's pop culture.

Ready Player One: A Novel

Ernest Cline

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Good for: You, if you like fun! This was released as adult fiction, but has that quality of being good for young adults by being about young adults. But those young adults had better have seen a few episodes of I Love the 80s if they want to understand a lot of this book.

It’s a great science-fiction-80’s-nostalgia-video-game-adventure. I recommend it!

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