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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Sep 01, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011, nook, ovbc
Read from February 08 to 11, 2012

The year is 2044 and the Internet and the OASIS have become synonymous with one another. Created by one James Halliday and marketed by his lifelong friend Ogden Morrow, the OASIS is the ultimate massively multiplayer online (MMO) simulation available. It’s used for everything from schooling, to working, to shopping, to adventuring. Thanks to the latest in virtual reality technology and aided by a simple one time setup fee, everyone and their mother can afford to spend the bulk of their time in the OASIS, visiting world after endless world. Luckily for the pair, the population is desperate to escape real life at a time when an energy crisis of epic proportions is sweeping the planet on a scale never before imagined.

Halliday, an introverted geek and lover of 1980s pop culture dies unexpectedly leaving no heirs to his vast fortune. Instead his will spells out the details of a contest which shall take place. He’s hidden the ultimate Easter egg somewhere within the OASIS and the first user that can find the three keys and unlock the three gates, correctly solving all of the puzzles presented to them along the way will win the ultimate prize, his fortune and total control of the entire OASIS enterprise. Oh, and Halliday also left his buddy Ogden Morrow his classic 80’s video game collection. See, it does pay to partner with a genius!

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message 1: by Penny (new)

Penny (Literary Hoarders) so should I even bother? I haven't started and everyone is saying the same thing...I have a pile, I could concentrate on that instead??

Jackie LOL!! I was going to say the same thing about the 2 moons!!!

Aaron (Typographical Era)  Of course you should Penny. Just think about how epic the book club discussion is going to be!

message 4: by Penny (new)

Penny (Literary Hoarders) I may pull a NIght Circus on it then - read a couple of chapters...I can improvise during the discussion.

Aaron (Typographical Era)  You should read it an see. It is addictive in its awfulness. It doesn't start that way, it's actually very good for awhile, even if it's poorly written.

Jackie Yes, the beginning makes you LOL. A bit of a boy book tho-- lots of references to movies, video games and music that my brothers were into. My one brother is a totoal Ultraman nerd!

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