Ready Player One had been sitting on my bookshelf for the better part of a year when I finally decided to pick it up. At 372 pages with incredibly small print, I was overwhelmed at first and kept putting it off. I’M SO MAD AT MYSELF FOR WAITING SO LONG. This book rocked my world and I’m recommending it to all you nerds so listen up.
Ready Player One takes place in the year 2044 and life as you know it now is completely different. Basically, almost every single aspect of life is ran off of a virtual reality system called OASIS. You put on your goggles and haptic suit and BOOM, you’re at high school taking you finals, or BAM you’re at work helping to expand the OASIS or copying data, etc. How freaking cool is that? Of course, most human beings are now incredibly over weight (even more so than we already are) because no one has to even leave their fricken couch anymore. That’s my kind of heaven.
The story follows Wade Watts on his search to find the hidden code buried deep within the OASIS. Before the creator of the OASIS died, he set up a contest in order to dole out his billions of dollars and the business instead of leaving anything in his will. Wade is an expert gamer and commits his life to solving it before anyone else, with some assistance from two of his best friends in the OASIS. However, as with all broken societies and dystopian novels, the government is on his heels in order to win the contest and is willing to kill in order to do so. Typical government bullshit.
Ready Player One is one of the most creative novels I’ve read in an extremely long time. The Huffington Post described it as “the grown-up’s Harry Potter”, in case you needed any more convincing. The author grabs your attention and transports you to a world that be likely could be our own reality one day. Mama like.
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