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Ready Player One (Prebound)

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Ready Player One is a highly engrossing and entertaining tale that leaves you with goose bumps and a feel good smile.

— Tim

This book is a veritable "nerdacopia" of references and nostalgia. If you've ever played a video game or an RPG or were even vaguely conscious of the 80s--then this is the book for you.

— Erin

Crazy good and so satisfying in that 80s movie way, Ready Player One's plot has a little bit of everything. The misunderstood loner transcends his dismal surroundings, embarks on an epic quest, and--using his own specialized brilliance--has a chance to save the world and get the girl.

— Nici

I had a hard time putting it down this this fast paced SciFi novel, and I don't usually read the genre or play video games.

— Kara

A great read, especially if you grew up during the 70's and 80's. It's like going on the Disneyland Jungle Boat Tour of 80's Land in the future. Most impressively, Cline came up with an actual reason in the story to call out all his favorite songs and video games from when he was growing up. Then found a way to get you to admire the kid who can get the high score on Ms. PacMan. Whoa. Faced paced adventure into all your past obsessions. 3 lives for a quarter.

— Dave

August 2011 Indie Next List


“The world in 2044, is a mess. Energy sources are depleted, cities are jam-packed and the lives of average people are full of misery. In order to escape the hardships of everyday life, billions escape into the electronic virtual world OASIS. When the multi-billionaire creator of OASIS dies, he leaves his fortune in trust for the first avatar to complete three virtual quests. Wade Watts, a lonely teenage misfit, decides to compete and win the prize. Filled with references to 1970s and '80s pop culture, Ready Player One is a love story, a quest novel and a parable for the electronic age.”
— John Hoover, Misty Valley Books, Chester, VT

Fall '12 Reading Group List


“The world in 2044 is a mess. Energy sources are depleted, cities are jam-packed, and the lives of average people are full of misery. In order to escape the hardships of everyday life, billions escape into the electronic virtual world OASIS. When the multi-billionaire creator of OASIS dies, he leaves his fortune in trust for the first avatar to complete three virtual quests. Wade Watts, a lonely teenage misfit, decides to compete and win the prize. Filled with references to 1970s and '80s pop culture, Ready Player One is a love story, a quest novel, and a parable for the electronic age.”
— John Hoover, Misty Valley Books, Chester, VT

Description


In the year 2044, 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 theOASIS. 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.

About the Author


ERNEST CLINE has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His 2009 film" Fanboys," much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon. These days Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, their daughter, and a large collection of classic video games.READY PLAYER ONEis his first novel."


Product Details
ISBN: 9781627655408
ISBN-10: 1627655409
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Pages: 374
Language: English
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