Book Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian
Book Series: Ready Player One #1
Released:1/16/2018 by Crown Publishers
Pages: 374 Price: $16.00 Paperback
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Blogging for Books
In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
Confession time. I had already read this book when I requested it or rather I had listened to it. I borrowed the audiobook from my library a while back but had wanted to read it again before seeing the movie. I loved listening to it the first time as it is narrated by Wil Wheaton who quite frankly made the book truly come alive for me. I had been toying with adding the title to my home library and when I saw the movie tie-in version come up for review I went for it and put in a request.
I’m happy to report that reading the book was just as delightful as listening to it. It really does surprise me that this book works for me when I struggle so much with his second title Armada. This book, however, is such a fun trip down nostalgia lane for anyone that grew up in the 80’s. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen!
Much of what I said in my first review carries over to this one as my opinion and observations haven’t changed in this rereading. If you would like to know what I said in that review you can do so at this link. If you are excited about seeing the movie please do pick up the book first. After all the book is always better!
My Rating: 5 Stars