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message 1: by jo (new)

jo mo Oh My! You're reading it NOW? It's on my to-read list too!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) Yes! I've just started. I have to say I have a great feeling about it after only a few pages. I've been very lucky with my books lately.

message 3: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Really! My ears have just perked up.

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) I'm not sure you'd like it as much as I did (which is A LOT), but I'm sure you wouldn't be bored! It's very original!!

message 5: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I got this one on Monday. :) 4.5 stars means I have to at least check it out!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) I'm almost certain you'll love it. There's something about this book... Maybe it's the male POV, maybe the fact that there's no whining. Wade is a great character. A part of me is sad that it's a standalone.

message 7: by j (new)

j i think this is still safely dystopia for now... it is hard to imagine things being quite so bad in just 30 years. but maybe i am being too optimistic.

message 8: by ♥ Unaeve (new)

♥ Unaeve ♥ Olga this has to be great-the theme is so familiar-getting lost with our avatars in virtual worlds..every world of warcraft player like me,will find it familiar hehe.Will definitely give it a try,thx for the great review!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) Joel, I partially agree with you. I don't think the world will be that bad 30 years from now. But the technology will advance and something like OASIS will be quite possible.
That being said, it was important to me to point out that Ready Player One is nothing at all like your average YA dystopian novel (Divergent, for example). Come to think about it, I wouldn't exactly call it YA either. Some of those 80's references gave me a headache, and I was born in the 80's.

Olga, I really enjoyed reading this, and, incredibly enough, I enjoyed reviewing it. I hope you will, too.

message 10: by j (new)

j i do disagree about it being YA, which is why i think the book is weird. the plot structure, writing, character situations, message, etc. are all VERY template YA, but the appeal of the book is to people who remember the '80s.

it is strange.

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) It is, but it's also perfect for someone like me. I like YA up to a point, but there are times when it seriously annoys me, which is to be expected since I'm not the intended audience. However, it seems to me that most of the YA readers aren't young adults at all, but people born in the 70's and 80's. I think most of them will appreciate this book just as much as you and I did.

message 12: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana I totally missed this review and book. Going to see if it is still available on NG.

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) It is, I just saw it this morning. I hope you'll like it. It's very different, I had a great time reading it.

message 14: by Lamia (new)

Lamia Maja, your reviews are like magic. They never fail to make me want to read a book. It's a gift!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) Haha, thanks so much, sweetheart. :)

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