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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 ONE is his first novel.


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My journey to the excavation of the fabled Atari Graveyard in Alamogordo last weekend was epic from start to finish. After I picked up my DeLorean from GRRM in Santa Fe and strapped my lifesize E.T. into the passenger seat, we both headed down to Roswell at 88mph. I stopped at this cheesy Roswell hotel for a photo op, but E.T. was so offended by the place he refused to even get ou...

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“People who live in glass houses should shut the fuck up.”
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“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
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message 3: by Paula

Paula Thanks for friending! What a thrill for me - Ready Player One is officially #1 of my all-time favorite books. As a techie, sci-fi lover and a tv/music/atari lovin teenager of the 80s, it was like the book was written just for me! To say I am a fan is an understatement! Can't wait to read more of your work!


message 2: by Marco

Marco Mérida Ready Player One is the best sci-fi book i've ever read, all the memorabilia really send me to the world you've made.
I just wanted to thank you for the book, every single page was a delight, and thaks for accepting my friend request :D


message 1: by La Petite Américaine (last edited Jun 03, 2012 03:50PM)

La Petite Américaine thanks for accepting my friend request. Now please stop playing on goodreads and write like twenty more books right NOW. (j/k) Ready Player One kicked serious ass. :-D


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