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