Book Review: Ready Player One

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I was psyched to read Ready Player One. I had heard such good things about it from patrons at the library, it was popping up all over my social media, and I knew it would be full of 80’s references. So don’t hate me for being majorly let down by this book…

Description:

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines,  based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

(Description from Goodreads.)

Review:

This book had so much promise. In the first quarter, I felt like I could have been reading a script for an episode of Black Mirror. I liked learning about their virtual world, and I loved the John Hughes references (as any normal person would). Read More

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