Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Book - 2012
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Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world. Stuffed to the gills with action, puzzles, nerdy romance, and 80s nostalgia, this high energy cyber-quest will make geeks everywhere feel like they were separated at birth from author Ernest Cline.
Publisher: 2011. ,
London : 2012. Arrow Books,
ISBN: 9780099560432
Branch Call Number: AF CLIN

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LoganLib_Kirra Nov 09, 2017

Ready Player One is a book so full of excitement and nostalgia that you can't help but feel like you're doing something incredible like being on the edge of a mountain looking out at a sunrise. This book is a fantastic mix of futuristic technology and the popular pop culture of the 80s that you c... Read More »

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.


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LoganLib_Kirra Nov 09, 2017

Ready Player One is a book so full of excitement and nostalgia that you can't help but feel like you're doing something incredible like being on the edge of a mountain looking out at a sunrise. This book is a fantastic mix of futuristic technology and the popular pop culture of the 80s that you can't help but reminisce about even if you weren't alive at the time! I was glued to this book while I was reading it and every chapter was a thrilling adventure.

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Bookwormetc
Oct 19, 2016

This book was fantastic and I will recommend it to anyone.
I'll be honest, I didn't get all the references (I'm a child of the 90's and wasn't introduced to much 80's pop culture by my parents) but this didn't effect my overall enjoyment.

The OASIS was amazing construct and seems like a realistic way of how our technology may develop with virtual reality. People already 'log in' I suppose to many different types of platforms to escape the real world, the OASIS is just a more immersive version of what we already do.

The plot was fantastic and I wasn't bored at any point. The 6er villains were perfectly evil and the Heroes of the story were multidimensional and well developed. I got to have a squee at the small romantic parts as well so I was happy.

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Oct 19, 2016

Bookwormetc thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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