Published: 16 August 2011
Recommended Age: 13+
Reading Pace: Normal/Fast
Genres & Themes: LitRPG, Science Fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction
Fascinated by the movie or trailer of Ready Player One? This movie directed by Steven Spielberg is based on Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel.
This novel is about Wade Watts living in year 2045 where reality is an ugly place. The only time he feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days.
When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune – and control of the OASIS itself.
Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take his prize. The race is on – and the only way to survive is to win. (Quoted from the back of the book
The coolest part of that novel is that it has crossovers of pop culture and references so my favourite part is the DeLorean, the time machine from Back To The Future. This novel is not only about having adventure through reading but playing games! You don’t need any electronic devices to play because that novel is a device which you can play.
What I like about the author is his writing style. The way how he tell us more about the character is like without telling or showing directly. I have read the first three characters and they are engaging enough that I can finish the novel for one day.
‘Wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut’ by Independent
‘Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart’ by CNN
‘Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, this really is a spectacularly successful debut’ by Daily Mail
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