October 5, 2017
Wow! Where do I begin? Two or so years ago I met Ernest Cline. I didn’t know anything about him, but I heard he would be at a local movie theater for a reading and signing, so I bought Ready Player One to have something for him to sign. Although I didn’t know much about his work, I wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity to meet an author. He signed my book and then the book got set aside. I started it twice, but always got distracted with something else… until two weeks ago. I have been in a reading slump since my senior year of college, graduating, getting a full-time job, and getting married. Reading just fell to the wayside, but I missed it. Since the movie release was nearing, I decided to sit down and read this book and I am so glad that I did!
Ready Player One was phenomenal! One of the best books I have read in a long, long time! It was so original and entertaining. So often now all books read the same with no personality and with the same worn-out storylines, but not this one. This is a dystopian book like no other. It had me on the edge of my seat since chapter one. Although I am not a game player or a huge geek, I am a little bit of a nerd and I am a fan of the 80s, so loving this book was not hard to do. My dad taught me well when it comes to 80s pop culture, so I would get so excited when I would understand a reference, know a song, or have fond memories of playing certain Atari games. Ready Player One is such a fun ride and journey that will not be a disappointment if you make it to the end.
The setting of this book hits really close to home with all of the virtual reality technology coming out and the more and more time that people of my generation spend online, but I hope it never comes to something that extreme! The characters in this book were strong and well thought out and the setting is described beautifully making it easy to picture everything that is going on. Ernest Cline is incredible and I am so glad his nerdiness paid off in this book!
Hi, I’m Lauren! Newly married, recently graduated twenty-something figuring out life one adventure at a time. With a Dr Pepper in hand and puppy in tow… anything is possible!
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