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colleen the fabulous fabulaphile’s review of Ready Player One
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Dec 17, 2011 06:57PM
Although my overall impression of the book was different than yours, I think your reasons for disliking/indifference to the story make perfect sense. After I finished the book I wondered if people who weren't largely shaped by the 80's would find as much to enjoy about the story. The book definitely lacked any real depth. I know my rating had everything to do with sentimentality and a healthy dose of nostalgia for a bygone era =D
Dec 18, 2011 04:10PM
Jennifer wrote: "After I finished the book I wondered if people who weren't largely shaped by the 80's would find as much to enjoy about the story. The book definitely lacked any real depth. I know my rating had everything to do with sentimentality and a healthy dose of nostalgia for a bygone era =D "
My rating and review reflect the same, and I'm actually very interested to see what folks think when they don't really have any attachment to the large majority of 80's geek culture in this book.
Dec 18, 2011 05:13PM
I saw your review, John. It was good and I agree with what you wrote.
Dec 18, 2011 05:21PM
Jennifer wrote: "I saw your review, John. It was good and I agree with what you wrote."
Thank you, Jennifer.
Aug 20, 2012 02:32PM
I thought this book was amazing. I respect your reviews but I feel that direction and references to old games, movies, music made the book excellent especially the way in which they were used. I was born in the late 80's but maybe you all didn't care much for the references because people tend to move foward and forget all about the things they knew as children. I've always been into old music,movies, and games.
I guess feeling apart of the story and why I thought it was amazing is because I can relate with the main character. In many ways. Everyone takes different perspectives when it comes to books. Its a psycological thing I guess. The way in which you were brought up plays a part in how you can take to a book and truly grasp its meaning and feel the story come to life. I've had friends in my age group and older take a chance with this book and they've found it to be just as amazing as I.
Mar 06, 2014 06:31PM
Ugh. So far, we're on the same page Colleen. I've found all sorts of reasons to put this down...and I'm a gamer!
May 25, 2014 09:25PM
You did a better job than I did.
Sep 05, 2014 12:25PM
Great review! Not a gamer at all, read the whole thing, but "meh" was my overall reaction as well.
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