Ready Player One (Ready Player One #1)

Ready Player One (Ready Player One #1)

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 an In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into ...

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Title:Ready Player One (Ready Player One #1)
Author:Ernest Cline
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Ready Player One
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:374 pages pages

Ready Player One (Ready Player One #1) Reviews

  • karen
    Jun 02, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

  • Kemper
    Aug 20, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

  • Elyse
    Aug 07, 2015

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

    To see my full review please visit my blog @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... This was my first buddy read with the one and only *Craig* and what a pleasure this was. I?d like to thank Craig for reading this one with me. Craig always makes me smile and this was fun! I?...

    There's this conceit that keeps popping up in sci-fi dystopia novels that it is only a matter of time before we will all be glued to our virtual reality goggles 24 hours a day as elaborate MMPORPGs slowly take over the world. I think this is stupid. No matter how increasingly ubiqui...

    WOOT, WOOT and UBER WOOT all you MMORPGers, this book is the perfect calm down, happy face diversion next time you find yourself offline and frustrated because: ** you?re stuck medding back in a safe zone after nearly being ganked by some douchey griefers who jumped your camp site...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I've heard, you've probably heard, HELL, most people who read some variation of SFF have heard that READY PLAYER ONE is freaking amazing b/c it's swarming with '80s pop culture/nerd references. And it is. Absolutely. But even though I've had the book f...

    THIS IS POSSIBLY THE BEST BOOK IN EXISTENCE. LIKE...FO REALZ. ...

    ????? ??????? ????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ???? ???? ???? ?????? ????????? ????????? ????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ????? ????? ????...

    OH HOHOHOHOHO THIS BOOK WAS GOOOOOOOD It was so different from anything else I've ever read and it put my knowledge of 80s movies, Dungeons and Dragons, and Monty Python to good use! Honestly, read this. Just do it. ...

    WARNING: UNPOPULAR OPINION BECAUSE I DIDN'T FUCKING LIKE READY PLAYER ONE anyone I saw writing a negative review for this got like, abused in their comments BUT. Im going for it anyway unmarked spoilers ahead. ft, appearances from the voices of adele and beyonce sum up Re...

    Ready Player One is about a futuristic, catastrophic earth, and the only bit of happiness that the human species can have is to escape. Fly off to a different planet that has a life source? No, but elude reality. Escape into a virtual video game called OASIS. After the OASIS creator di...

    "And then one night, like a complete idiot, I told her how I felt." THANK YOU....to my friend Coment, for giving me book -in the pool- no less! ....I enjoyed the unique romance: "I love this song!"... [ME TOO...."Time After Time", by Cyndi Lauper]....Art3mis shouted. Her eyes...

  • Flannery
    Jun 02, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

  • Alejandro
    Aug 14, 2014

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

  • Dan Schwent
    Aug 24, 2012

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

  • Patrick
    May 25, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Nov 04, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

  • Mischenko
    Aug 01, 2017

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

    To see my full review please visit my blog @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... This was my first buddy read with the one and only *Craig* and what a pleasure this was. I?d like to thank Craig for reading this one with me. Craig always makes me smile and this was fun! I?...

  • Melissa McShane
    Jan 18, 2012

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

  • Stephen
    Aug 16, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

    To see my full review please visit my blog @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... This was my first buddy read with the one and only *Craig* and what a pleasure this was. I?d like to thank Craig for reading this one with me. Craig always makes me smile and this was fun! I?...

    There's this conceit that keeps popping up in sci-fi dystopia novels that it is only a matter of time before we will all be glued to our virtual reality goggles 24 hours a day as elaborate MMPORPGs slowly take over the world. I think this is stupid. No matter how increasingly ubiqui...

    WOOT, WOOT and UBER WOOT all you MMORPGers, this book is the perfect calm down, happy face diversion next time you find yourself offline and frustrated because: ** you?re stuck medding back in a safe zone after nearly being ganked by some douchey griefers who jumped your camp site...

  • Anne
    Mar 07, 2016

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

  • j
    Feb 05, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

    To see my full review please visit my blog @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... This was my first buddy read with the one and only *Craig* and what a pleasure this was. I?d like to thank Craig for reading this one with me. Craig always makes me smile and this was fun! I?...

    There's this conceit that keeps popping up in sci-fi dystopia novels that it is only a matter of time before we will all be glued to our virtual reality goggles 24 hours a day as elaborate MMPORPGs slowly take over the world. I think this is stupid. No matter how increasingly ubiqui...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Jun 08, 2012

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

  • Sissyneck
    Aug 19, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

  • Marie Lu
    Aug 18, 2012

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Dec 09, 2015

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

  • William Cline
    Sep 05, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

  • Lyn
    May 29, 2013

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Jan 08, 2013

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

  • Rick (from Another Book Blog)
    Aug 09, 2011

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    May 10, 2017

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

    To see my full review please visit my blog @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... This was my first buddy read with the one and only *Craig* and what a pleasure this was. I?d like to thank Craig for reading this one with me. Craig always makes me smile and this was fun! I?...

    There's this conceit that keeps popping up in sci-fi dystopia novels that it is only a matter of time before we will all be glued to our virtual reality goggles 24 hours a day as elaborate MMPORPGs slowly take over the world. I think this is stupid. No matter how increasingly ubiqui...

    WOOT, WOOT and UBER WOOT all you MMORPGers, this book is the perfect calm down, happy face diversion next time you find yourself offline and frustrated because: ** you?re stuck medding back in a safe zone after nearly being ganked by some douchey griefers who jumped your camp site...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I've heard, you've probably heard, HELL, most people who read some variation of SFF have heard that READY PLAYER ONE is freaking amazing b/c it's swarming with '80s pop culture/nerd references. And it is. Absolutely. But even though I've had the book f...

    THIS IS POSSIBLY THE BEST BOOK IN EXISTENCE. LIKE...FO REALZ. ...

    ????? ??????? ????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ???? ???? ???? ?????? ????????? ????????? ????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ????? ????? ????...

    OH HOHOHOHOHO THIS BOOK WAS GOOOOOOOD It was so different from anything else I've ever read and it put my knowledge of 80s movies, Dungeons and Dragons, and Monty Python to good use! Honestly, read this. Just do it. ...

    WARNING: UNPOPULAR OPINION BECAUSE I DIDN'T FUCKING LIKE READY PLAYER ONE anyone I saw writing a negative review for this got like, abused in their comments BUT. Im going for it anyway unmarked spoilers ahead. ft, appearances from the voices of adele and beyonce sum up Re...

  • Zoë
    Jan 01, 2015

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

    To see my full review please visit my blog @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... This was my first buddy read with the one and only *Craig* and what a pleasure this was. I?d like to thank Craig for reading this one with me. Craig always makes me smile and this was fun! I?...

    There's this conceit that keeps popping up in sci-fi dystopia novels that it is only a matter of time before we will all be glued to our virtual reality goggles 24 hours a day as elaborate MMPORPGs slowly take over the world. I think this is stupid. No matter how increasingly ubiqui...

    WOOT, WOOT and UBER WOOT all you MMORPGers, this book is the perfect calm down, happy face diversion next time you find yourself offline and frustrated because: ** you?re stuck medding back in a safe zone after nearly being ganked by some douchey griefers who jumped your camp site...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I've heard, you've probably heard, HELL, most people who read some variation of SFF have heard that READY PLAYER ONE is freaking amazing b/c it's swarming with '80s pop culture/nerd references. And it is. Absolutely. But even though I've had the book f...

    THIS IS POSSIBLY THE BEST BOOK IN EXISTENCE. LIKE...FO REALZ. ...

    ????? ??????? ????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ???? ???? ???? ?????? ????????? ????????? ????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ????? ????? ????...

    OH HOHOHOHOHO THIS BOOK WAS GOOOOOOOD It was so different from anything else I've ever read and it put my knowledge of 80s movies, Dungeons and Dragons, and Monty Python to good use! Honestly, read this. Just do it. ...

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    Dec 09, 2012

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

    To see my full review please visit my blog @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... This was my first buddy read with the one and only *Craig* and what a pleasure this was. I?d like to thank Craig for reading this one with me. Craig always makes me smile and this was fun! I?...

    There's this conceit that keeps popping up in sci-fi dystopia novels that it is only a matter of time before we will all be glued to our virtual reality goggles 24 hours a day as elaborate MMPORPGs slowly take over the world. I think this is stupid. No matter how increasingly ubiqui...

    WOOT, WOOT and UBER WOOT all you MMORPGers, this book is the perfect calm down, happy face diversion next time you find yourself offline and frustrated because: ** you?re stuck medding back in a safe zone after nearly being ganked by some douchey griefers who jumped your camp site...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I've heard, you've probably heard, HELL, most people who read some variation of SFF have heard that READY PLAYER ONE is freaking amazing b/c it's swarming with '80s pop culture/nerd references. And it is. Absolutely. But even though I've had the book f...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jul 30, 2016

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

    To see my full review please visit my blog @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... This was my first buddy read with the one and only *Craig* and what a pleasure this was. I?d like to thank Craig for reading this one with me. Craig always makes me smile and this was fun! I?...

    There's this conceit that keeps popping up in sci-fi dystopia novels that it is only a matter of time before we will all be glued to our virtual reality goggles 24 hours a day as elaborate MMPORPGs slowly take over the world. I think this is stupid. No matter how increasingly ubiqui...

    WOOT, WOOT and UBER WOOT all you MMORPGers, this book is the perfect calm down, happy face diversion next time you find yourself offline and frustrated because: ** you?re stuck medding back in a safe zone after nearly being ganked by some douchey griefers who jumped your camp site...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I've heard, you've probably heard, HELL, most people who read some variation of SFF have heard that READY PLAYER ONE is freaking amazing b/c it's swarming with '80s pop culture/nerd references. And it is. Absolutely. But even though I've had the book f...

    THIS IS POSSIBLY THE BEST BOOK IN EXISTENCE. LIKE...FO REALZ. ...

    ????? ??????? ????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ???? ???? ???? ?????? ????????? ????????? ????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ????? ????? ????...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Jul 23, 2013

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

    To see my full review please visit my blog @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... This was my first buddy read with the one and only *Craig* and what a pleasure this was. I?d like to thank Craig for reading this one with me. Craig always makes me smile and this was fun! I?...

    There's this conceit that keeps popping up in sci-fi dystopia novels that it is only a matter of time before we will all be glued to our virtual reality goggles 24 hours a day as elaborate MMPORPGs slowly take over the world. I think this is stupid. No matter how increasingly ubiqui...

    WOOT, WOOT and UBER WOOT all you MMORPGers, this book is the perfect calm down, happy face diversion next time you find yourself offline and frustrated because: ** you?re stuck medding back in a safe zone after nearly being ganked by some douchey griefers who jumped your camp site...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I've heard, you've probably heard, HELL, most people who read some variation of SFF have heard that READY PLAYER ONE is freaking amazing b/c it's swarming with '80s pop culture/nerd references. And it is. Absolutely. But even though I've had the book f...

    THIS IS POSSIBLY THE BEST BOOK IN EXISTENCE. LIKE...FO REALZ. ...

  • emma
    May 29, 2017

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

  • Alex Farrand
    Feb 10, 2017

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

    To see my full review please visit my blog @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/... This was my first buddy read with the one and only *Craig* and what a pleasure this was. I?d like to thank Craig for reading this one with me. Craig always makes me smile and this was fun! I?...

    There's this conceit that keeps popping up in sci-fi dystopia novels that it is only a matter of time before we will all be glued to our virtual reality goggles 24 hours a day as elaborate MMPORPGs slowly take over the world. I think this is stupid. No matter how increasingly ubiqui...

    WOOT, WOOT and UBER WOOT all you MMORPGers, this book is the perfect calm down, happy face diversion next time you find yourself offline and frustrated because: ** you?re stuck medding back in a safe zone after nearly being ganked by some douchey griefers who jumped your camp site...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I've heard, you've probably heard, HELL, most people who read some variation of SFF have heard that READY PLAYER ONE is freaking amazing b/c it's swarming with '80s pop culture/nerd references. And it is. Absolutely. But even though I've had the book f...

    THIS IS POSSIBLY THE BEST BOOK IN EXISTENCE. LIKE...FO REALZ. ...

    ????? ??????? ????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ???? ???? ???? ?????? ????????? ????????? ????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ????? ????? ????...

    OH HOHOHOHOHO THIS BOOK WAS GOOOOOOOD It was so different from anything else I've ever read and it put my knowledge of 80s movies, Dungeons and Dragons, and Monty Python to good use! Honestly, read this. Just do it. ...

    WARNING: UNPOPULAR OPINION BECAUSE I DIDN'T FUCKING LIKE READY PLAYER ONE anyone I saw writing a negative review for this got like, abused in their comments BUT. Im going for it anyway unmarked spoilers ahead. ft, appearances from the voices of adele and beyonce sum up Re...

    Ready Player One is about a futuristic, catastrophic earth, and the only bit of happiness that the human species can have is to escape. Fly off to a different planet that has a life source? No, but elude reality. Escape into a virtual video game called OASIS. After the OASIS creator di...

  • James Trevino
    Feb 01, 2017

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...

    Back in 2011, Ready Player One was, perhaps, the year's most well-reviewed book. It received glowing commendations from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Wired, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, and many, many more. It maintains a 4.3 average score on Goodreads.com (a significant acco...

    I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover. VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hxa4... ...

    This reached into the gamer part of my heart and gave it a big piece of red velvet cake. :) ...

    Don't hate me...please. But I'm pretty sure I didn't like this one as much as most of my friends. I'm guessing the 80's were super rad n' all to a lot of people, but I don't remember them being all that amazing. Granted, I was only 10 in 1985, but still... I passed my middle s...

    WOW !!! (Pun intended, if you what I meant ;) ) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Big Bang Theory meets TRON (raised to the nth power (TRON, I mean)). The most clear appealing to read this novel is obviously the insane quantity of geek references, mostly to 80's era (...

    THIS. WAS. SO. FREAKING. COOL. https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... Okay. Okay okay okay. So. This book, I would say, is the following mix: video games + ?80s culture + sci-fi + semi-dystopia + general nerdiness. Excluding the latter, I am not interested in any of those...

    In the dystopian future of 2044, the world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, sifting through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left beh...

    So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory? It's one of those times! And you know that time when you are writing a review and you...

  • Petrik
    Mar 12, 2017

    I originally gave this book 3 stars as harmless lightweight fun, but my opinion of it declined as time went by. Then after reading Armada I fully realized what a talentless one-trick hack that Cline really is so I changed this rating. Plus, his outraged hardcore fans kept coming on her...

    For most of the first half of this book, I was unimpressed. The writing was flat, and the story was unremarkable. The book gets hype because of its pervasive use of 1980s popular culture, particularly its references to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The problem was that mos...

    I got to read an ARC of this, and it appealed to every geeky part of me. I'll probably write a blog about it later, but for now, a brief review: Simply said? This book was fucking awesome. ...

    So disappointing. The premise of a treasure hunt inside a gigantic immersive online environment is interesting. I like the idea of the people of 2044 being fixated on '80s culture for clues to solving the puzzle. The execution simply doesn't live up to the promise. The writing goes lik...

    This book is a geek fantasy. A nerd utopia. Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player (among others), I loved it. I believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written, and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek. I salute ...

    This book is nostalgia porn. If you grew up in the 80s, enjoy video games, or go crazy for popular culture, you will devour this one. I was supposed to be reading this with a friend but I couldn?t stop. I read the beginning and thought, ?what?s the big deal with everyone?s obse...

    That one star is probably misleading...I thought this was going to be a 4-5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it. The 80s pop-culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that, at times, the book felt like it been written specifically for me. (T...

    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal." Groucho Marx The middle school I attended was a 1930s WPA project that by the 1970s was a lethal cocktail of toxic mold from the water leaks and cancer causing asbestos. I'm hoping, since several deca...

    ENTER A CONTEST! WIN MANY PRIZES! https://www.rifflebooks.com/featured/... **lo! i have made a readalike list for this book over on riffle!** http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/23995... let me get the gripes out of the way first, because despite overall being a fun, escapist book...

    I found myself smiling frequently while reading this. Willy Wonka meets The Matrix in the near future online game age. I almost typed video age and that would date me back in the 1980s, but that would be OK too. Like James Halliday, I was a teenager in the late eighties and so Read...

    NERDGASM!!!!!!! Video games, movies and music from the 80's! My teenage years were spent during the 80's. I look through the pictures that were taken at that time and realize we could have been called a cheesy generation. This book saves us. This book makes us cool. I actually w...

    Ready Player One is a Fiction/YA/Dystopian hybrid that takes place in the year 2044 where our world is suffering from global energy crisis and everyone needs a means to escape from this harsh truth. This is where OASIS, a genius MMORPG utopia created by James Halliday arrived as the so...