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Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline

Ready Player One

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Started reading:
2011-09-20 06:10:23
Finished reading:
2011-09-22 22:31:23

Review

Rating: 8

The world of the future is a bleak place, a place depleted of resources where the majority of the world’s population spends their time in a vast virtual reality called OASIS. WhenJames Halliday, the creator of OASIS, died, he left behind a puzzle and, part from his collection of arcade video game consoles, he left his estate to the first person to solve the puzzle. Wade Watts, AKA Parzival, attends a virtual school in OASIS and is one of the people trying to solve the puzzle. As such, he’s an expert on every aspect of Halliday’s life with knowledge on every aspect of the ’80s that was of interest to Halliday, be it classic computer games or the lyrics to all of the songs on Rush’s 2112 album. His friends, though nominally lone wolves and not a member of any of the organized groups looking for Halliday’s legacy, ultimately come together and become real friends as they discover in the end that real life is more important than the virtual world.

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