[Review] Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Happy Halloween!

Wish you’re enjoying your day and I am feeling sorry for not reviewing these past months. But I hope you enjoy my catch up review today.

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It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

We’re out of oil.

We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions – and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.

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Did you ever see or use VR Gear? It seems I don’t try that one yet but the point is do you see yourself like in the Ready Player One?  I think it is not yet happening for what I assume; the VR Gear we are using nowadays is not what I already expected it to be just like in Ready Player One.

This book is full of futuristic feature that an avid reader like me who come to like sci-fi thing which is like this can be a hook to read this in one sitting. Unfortunately, I didn’t do what I just say and honestly, it took me four days. Anyway, this gives me some awesome adventure and sensational fantasy. I think the point of view; the first persona creates the effect to be read this in a better way.

If you watch an anime like SAO or Sword Art Online, the book is just like this minus the generalized theme of RPO wherein SAO they only fight with a sword as the title say. Though there, you die if you ever die in the game. That’s what it makes me read this book because of the technology present. The creation of virtual world just to get rid of their real life or to be entertained even if the world they are really in is devastated by great failure in the oil industry and habitation irregularity. Precious in their life is the game itself even the state of their real body is such a lost.

I like how the main character, Wade Watts, show his devoted attitude in the game. On how he faithfully gives his effort on the game by playing all the games that James Halliday played, reading his favorite books and comics and watching his favorite movies. What I just don’t like is his interaction in the real world, it seems dull or lacking he doesn’t really have a friend at all except in the game and being his orphan that his nearest relative doesn’t seem to care. Though that what gives the book some turnover plot.

So the book really had that moment in my head and it took some time to adjust; hangover I think. I give this a high five ‘cause it energized my geeky thing when it comes to sci-fi. And I really recommend this to be read by you.

That’s all.

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About Author             

31712Ernest Cline

He is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek.

His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists, and is set to be adapted into a motion picture by Warner Bros. and director Steven Spielberg. His second novel, ARMADA, debuted at #4 on the NYT Bestseller list and is being made into a film by Universal Pictures. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.

More at ernestcline.com.


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