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message 1: by Randy (new)

Randy You'll like this one.


message 2: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent I officially started digging it when Wade went to the Tomb of Horrors.


message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard Derus And just in time!


message 4: by Kemper (new)

Kemper My suit was at the dry cleaners....


message 5: by Trudi (new)

Trudi I just miss my ghetto blaster, Prince cassettes, and Atari Pac-Man (sigh). Those were the days.


message 6: by Carol. (new)

Carol. Whew! What does one treat man-tears with? Tissues made of scratchy Brilo pads?


message 7: by Trudi (new)

Trudi I want to know that too. Should I be stocking up in case of a man-tear emergency?


message 8: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Carol wrote: "Whew! What does one treat man-tears with? Tissues made of scratchy Brilo pads?"

Man-tears can only be treated with solitude and the drinking of alcoholic beverages.


message 9: by Kemper (last edited Sep 03, 2012 06:45AM) (new)

Kemper I was always taught that man tears must be soaked up by a filthy bar rag soaked in whiskey and beer.


message 10: by An Odd1 (new)

An Odd1 "man-tears"? snicker-snort


message 11: by Trudi (new)

Trudi Kemper wrote: "I was always taught that man tears must be soaked up by a filthy bar rag soaked in whiskey and beer."

I was told that method is to be used for the One Manly Tear only. I'm thinking Tears plural must require harsher measures.


message 12: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Sounds cool, adding to TBR :)


message 13: by Nancy (new)

Nancy I'm having trouble "liking" reviews, so I'll be back later.

Dan, you need to add a "man-tears" shelf.


message 14: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Nancy wrote: "Dan, you need to add a "man-tears" shelf. "

Not a bad idea...


message 15: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Trisha wrote: "Sounds cool, adding to TBR :)"

It's full of 80's references so you'll probably enjoy it.


message 16: by Mike (new)

Mike Nancy wrote: "I'm having trouble "liking" reviews, so I'll be back later.

Dan, you need to add a "man-tears" shelf."


You too, Nancy? In the past few weeks, there have been several reviews that I "like" and later find that GR still thinks I did not like them. Forcing me to "like" again.


message 17: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Mike wrote: "Nancy wrote: "I'm having trouble "liking" reviews, so I'll be back later.

Dan, you need to add a "man-tears" shelf."

You too, Nancy? In the past few weeks, there have been several reviews that I..."


The like button was broken for over twelve hours tuesday and wednesday.


message 18: by Nancy (new)

Nancy It's fixed now and I have a bunch of reviews to "like".


message 19: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Nancy wrote: "I'm having trouble "liking" reviews, so I'll be back later.

Dan, you need to add a "man-tears" shelf."


I agree whole-heartedly, both with trying to like this review & not being able to & the man-tears shelf.


message 20: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Melissa wrote: "I agree whole-heartedly, both with trying to like this review & not being able to & the man-tears shelf..."

All sensitive guys should have one.


message 21: by Mike (new)

Mike I just finished this one today. Awesome book!!


message 22: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Mike wrote: "I just finished this one today. Awesome book!!"

I'm ready for Cline to write another one.


message 23: by Carol (new)

Carol Lindsey Great review, Dan. I look forward to more by Cline, too!


message 24: by Nathan (new)

Nathan Hurst Thanks for the recommendation, Dan. I'll put it to the top of my 'to read' list.


message 25: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Nathan wrote: "Thanks for the recommendation, Dan. I'll put it to the top of my 'to read' list."

Bedlam and Ready Player One seem to be spiritually related.

Bedlam:Jumaji::Ready Player One:Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


message 26: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Swint I think the reference to man tears sold me on reading this book. I'm currently enjoying it.


message 27: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Stephanie wrote: "I think the reference to man tears sold me on reading this book. I'm currently enjoying it."

It was a really fun read. I'm waiting for Cline to put out another book.


message 28: by Amber (new)

Amber Great Review Dan! I read this and my mom and I listened to the audiobook that Wil Wheaton narrated and it was pretty good. I hope they make the movie of this book. :)


message 29: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Amber wrote: "Great Review Dan! I read this and my mom and I listened to the audiobook that Wil Wheaton narrated and it was pretty good. I hope they make the movie of this book. :)"

Thanks! I'm ready for the new Cline book even though it sounds like a ripoff of The Last Starfighter.


message 30: by Evgeny (new)

Evgeny So it is 5 stars according to the last line of your review, or 3 stars?


message 31: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent 3.5, upon further reflection.


message 32: by Bob (new)

Bob Milne It was all about the nostalgia for me, which is why I've been hesitant about nabbing an ARC of his latest. Without that nostalgia, I'm not sure I'm interested.


message 33: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Are there ARCs of Armada out there? Armada sounds like an entire book of The Last Starfighter nostalgia to me. I'll probably still read it.


message 34: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Morrell My son (13 at the time) adores this book, he's read it three times now, and is actively searching out the references he didn't know, something about it pushed just the right buttons. It's so exciting to see him *love* a book.


message 35: by Bob (new)

Bob Milne Dan wrote: "Are there ARCs of Armada out there? Armada sounds like an entire book of The Last Starfighter nostalgia to me. I'll probably still read it."

I spotted it on Edelweiss, but it may have just been a listing, not an ARC.


message 36: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Edelweiss is dead to me.


message 37: by Bob (new)

Bob Milne Dan wrote: "Edelweiss is dead to me."

I had a LONG dry spell of declined titles (most of which were eventually approved on NetGalley), but I was approved last month for Fletcher's Beyond Redemption & Brett's The Skull Throne. Waiting with baited breath on Stephenson's Seveneves right now.


message 38: by Jim (new)

Jim I also listened to this as Wil Wheaton read it. He really makes this book pop. He sounds just like I thought the kid would & had the emotions down pat. Fantastic. That's the only reason it got 4 stars from me.


message 39: by Josh (new)

Josh Rockin' interesting read. I need to slowly back away from my Xbox.


message 40: by KT (new)

KT This book was a strange experience for me. I never got excited to read it. When I was bored, I didn't think, 'Huh, maybe I could read my book.' I love to be so absorbed in books that I just can't stand to be away from it. That just didn't happen with this book.

Now don't get me wrong- I liked the book. I'm glad I read it so that I can say that I have. I liked Wade, and I was rooting for him. I just never got into into it, which left the "shocking" moments...well, kind of bland for me. I did however appreciate the most pop culture references I've ever read in any book before, mostly because they were '80s pop culture.


message 41: by Madelyn (new)

Madelyn Smart I do agree with your comment about the book. I was captivated within the first 50 pages of the book. I have read all of the post apocalyptic stories including ones like divergent and the hunger games, but I really enjoyed the different plot twist than the basic ones that are out there. Instead of fighting against some larger power (although they do that at the end) the majority of the book is about playing a game in another world. It isn't life or death because it is just a game. I wasn't born in the 80's so it was difficult for me at some parts to understand all of the lingo and games there were talking about but there were some that argue classics and I knew about such as the PAC Man game he found as well as the dungeons and Dragons that was thrown in there. I did not connect to wade very well, he was this hermit basically who lived behind a computer screen and read everything he could about the 80's in hopes to find Halliday's egg. I admire his persistence and drive to find the egg but find it almost a little unrealistic at times that he knows almost nothing about the outside worth and only his virtual haven in the Oasis. This book was extremely good once your read it, but the more time passes, you begin to realize that the book isn't as magical as once you had suspected it to have been. But it is still on my top 10 favorite books.


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