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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Jan 19, 12

bookshelves: 2012-reading-list, general-fiction
Read in January, 2012

This book is a love letter to the 80's, hitting such names in the high pantheon of geekdom like Vonnegut, Bladerunner, Monty Python, etc. Unfortunately, the author is spanning across so many genres, that he can't assume that a reader who's a big geek in video games will have the same knowledge of 80's films, and vice versa. This means the flow of the book is constantly interupted for explanations and descriptions.

Plus, you remember all those conversations you had about how you'd make virtual reality work in your super amazing world? The details, the worlds you'd build, and how interesting the conversation was with your friends? Yeah, it's not as much fun when you're passively reading page after page of tiny little details about how to make something completely immersive.

It's okay, definitely well salted with 80's nostalgia, but not a re-read for me.

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