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Ready Player One.

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2017

Item Details

ISBN:

  • 9781524763282
  • 1524763284

Publisher, Date: Crown/Archetype 2017

Description: 608 p.

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Morden, Simon — These authors' works are Offbeat, Richly detailed, and Action-packed, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subjects 'Virtual reality', 'Near future', and 'Quests'.
McNaughton, James, 1968- — These authors' works are Amusing and Fast-paced, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Near future'.
Stephens, Ransom, 1961- — These authors' works are Jargon-filled and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Virtual reality'.
Renowden, Gareth — These authors' works are Offbeat, Amusing, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Near future'.
Eggers, Dave — These authors' works are Fast-paced, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Near future'.
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012 — These authors' works are Nostalgic, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Near future'.
Godfrey, Daniel — These authors' works are Richly detailed and Fast-paced, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subjects 'Near future' and 'Conspiracies'.
Kroese, Robert — These authors' works are Offbeat and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subjects 'Near future' and 'Conspiracies'.
Cronin, Thomas W. (Thomas William) — These authors' works are Richly detailed, Action-packed, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Near future'.
Freitas, Donna — These authors' works are Amusing, Richly detailed, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genres 'Science fiction' and 'Coming-of-age stories' and the subject 'Virtual reality'.
Stephenson, Neal — These authors' works are Richly detailed, Jargon-filled, and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subjects 'Virtual reality' and 'Conspiracies'.
Russell, Mary Doria, 1950- — These authors' works are Richly detailed and Intricately plotted, and they share: the genre 'Science fiction' and the subject 'Near future'.

Reader Reviews

Approval Rating: 25% (10/40)
Average Rating: 3.92

☆☆☆☆☆

By Jabberwock12 on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:48:35

The 80s are back and it's 2044. If Steve Jobs (Apple) and Will Wright (Sim City) were rolled into one person, we'd get the late James Halliday who invented a virtual reality world known as OASIS. Halliday passes away and leaves his fortune of hundreds of billions inside the virtual reality world. A kid from the "stacks" (dilapidated RVs and campers stacked on top of each other to create 20 story towers only reachable by ladder) and the entire world search the game for years but to no avail. Suddenly it all changes overnight... This is the auto-biography of that kid from the stacks and what he went on to do. Fighting his way through corporate greed, finding online love and friendship, and packed with 80s nostalgia at every corner of the page, we're given Ready Player One. (Soon to be Steven Spielberg's next blockbuster film)

☆☆☆☆☆

By jakerules on Wed, 27 May 2015 15:37:26

Really good book for childreen and adults.

☆☆☆☆☆

By FindingJane on Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:35:33

A rambunctious, hysterical and loving tribute to bygone decades, “Ready Player One” takes place in a dystopian world where almost everybody submerges their real selves in an ongoing computer game called OASIS. This book rarely swerves from its game player mentality but it is raised from being a mere exercise in geekdom by its gamers Parzival, Aech, Daisho and Art3mis. They are more than emotionally stunted nerds sitting in front of computer screens in their underwear. Each one yearns to make his or her stamp on the world or at least get all the goodies they can out of it. “Ready Player One” resists any attempt the reader might have to feel sorry for its shut-ins. They know the world is a mess but they don’t care. They both seek to better it and accept it for what it is. Although Wade comes off at first as being the ultimate nerd, it’s clear he’s savvy, smart, probing and educated. He actually knows the world used to be better than the mental pit it has become and is gradually led on the realization that he can make a difference, that he can make it better. He just has to play the game. This novel is meant to be enjoyed both superficially and on a deeper level. Those of us who are more than 20 years old will chuckle in delight at all the references from the 70s, 80s and 90s that pepper its pages. So grab your joystick, players, and prepare to play the game. This one is for ALL the marbles.

☆☆☆☆☆

By ookamikun on Mon, 05 May 2014 15:58:04

Slow and boring and beginning. Afterwards a fast, fun, read. However, a lot of plot holes and cliches. Strongly recommend for geeks who grew up in the 80's. Others will probably not like the book.

☆☆☆☆☆

By qwertyuiop12 on Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:13:42

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★★★★★ Just a well written story in a world derrived from

By solarfinder on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:31:24

This book appears to start in a dystopian reality that appeared to be a derivative of where 1984 started at and then add technological inventions to the mix. We will always find a way to survive, and this book poetically defines the strength and character to survive in a society where the individual is no longer capable of surviving. I would recommend this book to anybody over the age of 12 as it shows and highlights the peril of missing oversight, loss of regulation, and a break down of society as a whole. I enjoyed the 80's arcade references, but most of all enjoyed the characters main ability to discern friendships, loyalty, knowledge, and support. A Very good book indeed. (audio book is available as well, and if you like Wil Weaton, this is the book for you)

★★★★★ Remembering my childhood

By Hobbit-Kitty on Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:04:50

This was a very fun read! The story is riddled with pop culture references from the 80's. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves video games or grew up in the 80's.

★★★★★ LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

By smellgoodgirl on Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:44:30

I read this book twice in a short time span I loved it so much! It's a great book in my opinion and the ending had a lot of action and was worth waiting for!!!

★★★★☆ Story Flaws Over Powered By How Much Fun You'll Ha

By Patron144698 on Mon, 07 Mar 2016 15:11:33

Though I can't say its one of the best books I've ever read, I can say it was one of the most fun. I loved every page as it's over-flowing with references and allusions to the pop culture of the 80s and 90s. It's nerdy, pulpy fun. However, the author relies very heavily on the nerd-stuff satisfying you, as he tends to make big short cuts in the story and he paints a character who always knows what he needs to know right when he needs to know it. But these are quibbles, really. I loved this book.

★★★★★ Ready Player One

By mintymang8 on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 22:21:15

This is an amazing book. It may look long with the tiny print, but it goes by fast. Everyone should read this book!

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