Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

I’ve heard about this book…..looks good.

Blogging for a Good Book

Here’s a blast from the 1980s past, combined with a futuristic dystopia in a novel that’s just plain fun.

Ernest Cline’s debut novel Ready Player One is set in a future where fuel shortages, wars, and corporate destruction have made real life miserable. The protagonist is Wade Watts, an Oklahoma City teenager whose real life is relentlessly grim. But like most of the other people in 2044, Wade stays positive by spending most of his time controlling his avatar in a virtual world, OASIS, a world of worlds where players can have almost any experience imaginable. The OASIS was programmed by a brilliant but somewhat cracked man: James Halliday made a huge fortune from his brainchild, and on his death announced that he had hidden an easter egg in the game. The player who finds will claim his fortune and his company.

As the novel opens, three years have passed…

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