Ready, Player One, by Ernest Cline (2011)

Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this awhile ago, but I was sick and depressed this week, and I wanted to revisit something fun.

Ready Player One is a love letter to the 1980's, and the video gaming, movie watching geeks who lived through them.

The plot summary above is fine. What I wish I could write down was every time I grinned like a dork, or laughed, or remembered the feel of Tron or Tempest controls in my hands, and the shimmering cacophony of Aladdin's Castle.

How a book set decades into a bleak future can so charmingly evoke a decade 30 years ago...just brilliant.

I read this six months ago, and I knew what happened, and I still devoured Ready Player One in one sitting. This is one of my all-time favorite novels, even if only for the little goofball inside. Highly recommended

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About tom

B.A. in Literature, Minor in Film Theory and Criticism, thus meaning all I’m trained is to write blog posts here. Neptune is my favorite planet–it vents methane into the solar system like my brother does. I think Chicken McNuggets look like Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana. There are times when I’m medicated, which is why I wrote about McNuggets. Buy some today and tell me I’m wrong! Anyway, Beyond that: mammal, Floridian, biped.Good Night, and Good Luck. Besos, tom
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