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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Mar 21, 2012

really liked it
Read from March 21 to April 05, 2012

The best way to describe this book is "neat." Neat with a capital "N!" The story is interesting with a nice bit of suspense, and the 80's throwbacks made me grin every few pages. Yes, I was a nerd who played Robotron and all the atari games and the author itches the nostalgia scratches (or scratches the itch?) enough to make you go "ahhhh, this is fun. A little to the left" and yes, the author does go a little to the left inevitably and gives you what you want.

The virtual world is well thought out and seems entirely real and believable, but not necessarily new or innovative. A future world which requires knowledge of technology's mass media past to survive, however, is what makes the book so Neat, capital N.
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