Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One has been on my TBR list for a while. I’ve actually owned the book for a few months, and even brought it with me on vacation. But, for some reason, I just never picked it up. Until now.
It’s the year 2044, and the world has become an ugly place. But for anyone with an internet connection, there is an escape: OASIS, an online virtual utopia where you can create or be almost anything you want. OASIS is not just a game, it is where people go to school, work, attend church, complete quests, and occasionally find themselves in an epic battle. And like most people, Wade Watts spends most of his time logged into OASIS. And like many OASIS users, Wade also happens to spend much of his time searching for Halliday’s Egg.
When James Halliday, creator of OASIS died, he left his entire fortune and company to one lucky OASIS user: the user who can complete his hidden quest and find the Easter egg he hid in the game. For five years, hundreds of thousands of avatars have scoured the enormous world of OASIS for the first key. Most of them have given up finding it. But when Wade stumbles upon it first, he finds himself in an epic deathmatch against thousands of other competitors vying for the ultimate prize.
I stayed up until 2am reading Ready Player One – I could not put it down! It started off slow, but I gradually became hooked. I don’t know why I put off reading it for so long – everyone I know seems to rave about this book. It is well worth the hype! Ready Player One has definitely become one of my favorite books! It was nerdy and action-packed and a little bit sweet, and I loved every minute. I could rave about this book for a while, but I’ll spare you. Just go read it! If you are even remotely interesting in sci-fi or have an affinity for the 80s, you need this book in your life. It truly is epic.