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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Feb 13, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 5-star-reads, audiobooks, science-fiction, family-read
Read from February 13 to March 10, 2012

The year is 2044 and the world is pretty bleak. Why? The world economy never recovered from today's recession (yikes - could that really happen?) and poverty is everywhere. People escape their miserable lives by hooking into the OASIS, a virtual reality where everything is possible and is much more pleasant than real life. But upon his death, the creator of the OASIS, James Halliday, has inserted into his virtual world a series of clues that will give the solver an amazing inheritance. But after 5 years of searching by geeks, corporations and every day people, no one has uncovered even the first clue. All that changes when teenager Wade Watts solves the riddle and wins the key to the first gate. Ready players? The game is on!

Life is not nearly as awful as the setting of this book, but if you feel like you want an escape into a world of fun, 1980's video game nostalgia, or pure adventure, then pick up this story. This book is a thrill from beginning to end. Ready Reader One...
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