Ready Player One (book review)

Posted: 11/07/2011 by judgeduke1912 in Books

It’s 2044 and the 80s are back! Everyone on Earth is immersed in Pac Man culture as the world tries to decipher the clues left by Bill Gates-esque pioneer and 80s geek Halliday, who has left his fortune (and the virtual world OASIS) to the one who can crack his codes. 80s enthusiasts, video game nerds, and everyone in between will get a kick out of this fast-paced adventure.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline isn’t the best-written book you’ll ever read (the main characters often greet each other with fist bump and a “Yo, amigo.” People don’t even do that now.) But where it falls down in the occassional cheesiness, it more than makes up for it with the fast-paced, richly imagined race through 80s trivia to the ultimate, satisfying end.

Recommended! (8 out of 10)

Find it in the catalog.


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