Ready Player One by Ernest Cline || Book Review

If you’re going to start a conversation about the movie, Ready Player One, I’m going to end up talking your ears off.
Now that I’ve read the book, if you start talking about it – I’m going to talk your ears off!!!

I’m a skeptic when it comes to science-fiction movies because bad special effects are a huge turn off for me (yes, that’s a thing).

So I was wary when I first watched the movie… and I could find absolutely no faults in it.

The book? OMG!

Ernest Cline has created a masterpiece!

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: The letter R in the A-Z Book Challenge 2022
Originally published: 2011

Pages: 390
Format: E-Book

Plot from GoodReads:

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, puzzles that are 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 winβ€”and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape. 

Thoughts:

Holy crap! This is so worth the read!

I was engrossed in it! I would’ve finished it a lot quicker but life was busy otherwise I would’ve been glued to it.

It completely brought out the geeky side of me – yes, I have one but only for selected special occasions.

I loved all the puzzles and riddles in the book, and how all the tasks revolved around 80s nostalgia. I know it might not be for everyone, especially if you’re not familiar with the era and the significant moments from it.

The contest in the virtual world was amazing and I love how the virtual world was incorporated into the real world. Which was a little scary at first, especially the part where you can be anyone (big reference to how some people portray a fake side on social media to their actual reality) and how addictive it is to get lost in the virtual world (a.k.a. the amount of time people spend on social media versus the real world). The inspiration drawn didn’t go unnoticed.

There are no deep themes, no extensive character development or an extremely powerful drive behind the plot, so if those are the type of books you enjoy, you might not get into it as easily.

The dystopian/real futuristic world was magnificently built and I’ve never read a dystopian novel that even came close to the same theme or setting.

Apart from all the geekiness in the book, there is action, adventure and even some romance, “smooch smooch“.

This is definitely one of my favourite books of 2022!

Overview:

There are no deep themes, no extensive character development or a powerful drive behind the plot, so if those are the type of books you enjoy, you might not get into it as easily.

However, you can hop on for a fun ride with amazing world-building and puzzle fun!

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.24 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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