Ready Player OneBook - 2012
"An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline's imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe."--Booklist, starred review
From Library Staff
Michael Colford Sep 28, 2011
Ernest Cline has written a thoroughly entertaining adventure story for geeks. And while it can clearly reach a far wider audience, it is targeted at geeks of a certain age. In a future where the earth is spiraling deeper and deeper into economic depression and environmental collapse, and the ma... Read More »
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blue_hummingbird_329 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
blue_hawk_1180 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 4
MrDrProfessorPatrick thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
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This kid is very poor and very alone. Being in this virtual world allows him to escape. He grows up in this society that is falling apart and only wants to find fortune. He stumbles upon his first clue into a puzzle everyone else has given up on. It leads into the most adventurous roller coaster of a lifetime, with plenty of retro 80's to go along with it.
In 2044, reality is a grim place plagued by poverty, shortages and unemployment. Fortunately, people don't have to live in the real world anymore -- most entertainment, business and social interaction takes place in OASIS, a virtual world of amazing scope and detail. But now, OASIS will become the setting for an unprecedented battle royale. The creator of OASIS, upon his death, promised to give control of all his wealth, and his world, to the player who could complete a series of challenges based on his favorite movies and video games. For five years, nobody found anything...until Wade Watts, a 17-year-old, level-three nobody stumbles upon the first clue. Suddenly he's a celebrity with a shot at everything he's ever wanted -- but his opponents will stop at nothing, including murder, to see that he doesn't win.
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“You know you've totally screwed up your life when your whole world turns to sh*t and the only person you have to talk to is your system agent software.”