Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline

  • Release Date: 2011-08-16
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
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From 7,416 Ratings

Description

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.


In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

Reviews

  • Ready player one

    5
    By Zappafish
    Well I think it's time to read this book
  • Awesome

    5
    By dvial5
    I read the sample and am thinking about buying it. I really hope Ernest Cline comes out with new books!
  • Amazing

    5
    By Mykemirra
    I couldn’t stop reading it. Every free moment I had I was reading. Just an amazing book, took me back to my childhood. If you fondly remember the 80’s this is the adventure for you!
  • Disgusting

    1
    By Shy Summer
    It was the worst book I have ever read! There were f bombs and s words on every other page. And an entire page was dedicated to wade watts talking about him masturbating with a robot etc... but the movie seems to be ok.
  • Amazing Book!!!

    1
    By happy user 👍👍
    I haven’t read the book through iBooks, I read it online, but it is still one of the best books I’ve ever read. In my opinion it is way better than the movie ever could be.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By Merciful_blood
    This is my favorite book of all times, and if you think you know what it is cause you saw the lame movie your wrong. This book is 10x better then the movie.
  • Surpasses the movie

    5
    By em_reads
    This book was a little out of my usual genre but I gave it a try and boy was I doing myself a favor with that decision. So good, so well thought out, and the 80s references are wonderfully accurate. Read this before (or even in place of) seeing the movie.
  • Review

    5
    By Savvvvvana
    “Then, on the evening of February 11, 2045, an avatar’s name appeared at the top of the Scoreboard, for the whole world to see. After five long years, the Copper key had finally been found, by an eighteen-year-old kid living in a trailer park on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. That kid was me.” Wade lives in the future on an Earth that has lost all natural beauty, the only time he’s truly alive is when he plugs into a advanced virtual reality called OASIS. His favorite pastime is exploring the 80s culture, a hobby he shares with the late billionaire, and creator of OASIS, James Halliday. When Halliday passes he chooses to leave his savings to the winner of a highly complex virtual reality scavenger hunt he created. Years go by without anyone solving the first puzzle in the hunt, until one day Wade discovers the first step leaving the world shocked. Wade’s world turns upside down when the pressure of fame gets to him. He struggles with friendships, girl problems, family issues, and even life or death situations. Will he prevail to the end of the hunt, or will he let love distract him? I did however struggled to read through five or so chapters in the middle of the book where the story begins to slow down and become repetitive. Although I do feel as though this novel was especially strong in keeping an interesting plot line. I was always intrigued to find what would be on the next page. The author also excels in presenting information, such as 80s trivia, background stories, and historical facts in an engaging way. And to conclude I thought this was one of the best books I’ve read in awhile and I highly recommend.
  • Can’t pass the blasphemy

    1
    By Andywu123
    Why attack Christian faith, it’s not necessary for story telling
  • Poignant and Gripping

    5
    By Tryko
    This might be my favorite book in many years!!! All the eighties imagery rocked my world. I hope the movie does it justice