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Book í Ready Player One È 386 pages Download à Helpyouantib ë [Reading] ➽ Ready Player One Author Ernest Cline – A world at stakeA uest for the ultimate prizeAre you ready It’s the year 2044 and the real world is an ugly place Like most of humanity Wade Watts escapesNetworked playground OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune and remarkable power to whoever can unlock themFor years millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved that of the late twentieth century And for years millions have found in this uest another means of escape retreating into happy obsessive study of Halliday’s icons Like many of his contemporaries Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughe ETA At the risk of getting this attention by editing it I'm no longer responding to comments made on this review It's four years old and while I stand by what I wrote I'm not interested in discussing it either positively or negatively And I'm really glad they made it into a movieSo disappointing The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise The writing goes like this interestinginterestinginterestingINFODUMP interesti BIGGER INFODUMPand so forth I honestly don't know who the intended audience is The author overexplains all the '80s references as if he expects readers to be too young or too disconnected from geek culture not to get them but my experience with SF fandom is that no element of fandom however old ever completely dies out; all of us old farts who were teens in the '80s and interesting fact the creator of the book's treasure hunt has the same birth year I do make sure the young sprouts experience all the golden oldies This is a first novel and I make allowances for first novels but this stretches my tolerance uite a bitMore difficult for me to get past was the poorly conceived dystopian future from which the story arises; to the bugaboos of environmental destruction overpopulation and economic collapse is added the fear of giant evil corporations This despite the fact that the guy who set up the enormous online multiverse AND created the treasure hunt did so by creating an enormous corporation of his own His online creation is lauded in one of those massive infodumps as being so egalitarian because they don't charge anything for access just for the things you buy inside it but the corporation couldn't have set it up in the first place without needing a grundle of cash My computer programmer friends will fall on the floor laughing at the idea that all of those virtual items people buy are pure profit for the company because they don't cost anything to make Every time I started to get interested in the story I came up against some background element that only made sense in a tautological way it is because it's said to be soBut what really killed it for me what caused me to finally give up about halfway through has always been a deal breaker for me in any work of speculative fiction I don't like books that seem to exist independently of the great body of work that has explored the same issues or ideas In this case it's as if the author has never heard of Tad Williams' Otherland or despite the hero's homage to Stephenson The Diamond Age and Snow Crash These books I except Stephenson's recent book Reamde because it was released the same year as Ready Player One raised and evaluated issues with virtual reality and yet Ready Player One does a lot of unnecessary reinventing of the cybernetic wheel And yes I do think this is a valid criticism; science fiction is interconnected to a degree that trumps any other genre except possibly experimental literary fiction There's an expectation that readers will be familiar with concepts raised elsewhere and have than a passing familiarity with other SF novels Ready Player One doesn't do much than revisit ideas that other authors have explored and the addition of a high tech fantasy uest an admittedly very cool idea isn't enough to elevate it beyond the ordinary

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S’s oeuvre playing Pac Man or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rigAnd then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzleSuddenly the whole world is watching and thousands of competitors join the hunt among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win But to do so he may have to leave behind his oh so perfect virtual existence and face up to life and love in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape ladies and gentlemen from this day this book is my life and I will obsess over it constantly

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Ready Player OneA world at stakeA uest for the ultimate prizeAre you ready It’s the Ready Player ePUB #10003 year and the real world is an ugly place Like most of humanity Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planetsAnd like most of humanity Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world For somewhere inside this giant This book is a geek fantasy A nerd utopia Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player among others I loved itI believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek I salute him His ardor for games is so clearly felt within this book A fellow fangirlfanboy can sniff out a fake one like a dead fish within a Bath and Body Works ok that may be a bad example but you catch my drift Ernest Cline is a real deal fanboy I salute you sirThis book is for fanboys and fangirls There are those who don't like it There are those who feel that there are needless references inserted solely for a wink and a nudge from the author to the reader To those people I say SO WHAT I welcomed those references It makes me feel good because I know what they are Is there something wrong with feeling good and getting an innocent giggle out of understanding a reference GSS had also licensed preexisting virtual worlds from their competitors so content that had already been created for games like Everuest and World of Warcraft was ported over to the OASIS and copies of Norrath and Azeroth were added to the growing catalog of OASIS planets Other virtual worlds soon followed suit from the Metaverse to the Matrix The Firefly universe was anchored in a sector adjacent to the Star Wars galaxy with a detailed re creation of the Star Trek universe in the sector adjacent to that IN ONE PARAGRAPH HE REFERENCED SO MANY THINGS THAT I LOVE How could I hate the references I have a soul I get excited okSo here's what I liked about this book1 I liked the main character2 I liked the future world3 I liked the realistic feeling of an online gaming sceneWade is a good kid He's had a rough life He's depressed but he never reaches martyr status The year after my mom died I spent a lot of time wallowing in self pity and despair I tried to look on the bright side to remind myself that orphaned or not I was still better off than most of the kids in Africa And Asia And North America too I’d always had a roof over my head and than enough food to eat And I had the OASIS My life wasn’t so bad At least that’s what I kept telling myself in a vain attempt to stave off the epic loneliness I now felt He's nothing special He's an overweight and simultaneously malnourished kid He doesn't do too well in school He could be any of my friends who have played gamesHe is a nice kid He doesn't blame people for circumstances that are beyond their control It would have been the easiest thing to hate his mom for being drug addicted yet he doesn't I never blamed my mom for the way things were She was a victim of fate and cruel circumstance like everyone else Her generation had it the hardest She’d been born into a world of plenty then had to watch it all slowly vanish It's a shitty world People have to survive the best way they know how sometimes those ways are self destructiveA lot of the problems with dystopian fiction is that they're too drastic Barely 100 years into the future the world has created a new society etc The world in this book is set in 2044 and admittedly it is pretty grim but I still found it believableThere's been an energy crisis there's global warming civilization is decline but not completely in the shithole yet Life is crappy I've always thought that life would be awful for my grandchildren and this book pretty much tells it how I believe it could be And god help us if Trump is elected presidentI also love Cline's explanation of the way online gaming works down to its community He clearly knows his shit from user names to avatars There are some funny tidbits Students weren’t allowed to use their avatar names while they were at school This was to prevent teachers from having to say ridiculous things like “PimpGrease please pay attention” or “BigWang69 would you stand up and give us your book report” But really it's the nostalgia of my gaming days that clinches this book for me The online camaraderie The late nights gaming together the bonding that takes place over Ventrilo after defeating a difficult challenge I got to know many friends whom I wouldn't ordinary have talked to in the real world It's a bonding experience that is as much a part of the game as the game itself Often it's community that truly makes the experience memorable And yes the online romances This book portrays all of that and so what if it banks on my nostalgia I'll take itGranted it is overly long and too detailed at times It does lack complexity and would be of a middle grade book if not for its length and content but overall it was a solidly good book