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review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIN THE YEAR 2044 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 lif. 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 most of these references served no purpose Something would be described by pointing out its resemblance to something from a film or television show a particularly annoying form of telling rather than showing given that a reader of the wrong age or background won t know the reference but said reference would add nothing to the events at hand Either that or the reference would be carried to cringe worthy fan fiction grade extremes For instance in one scene the online avatar of the main character Wade Watts known online as Parzival pilots a DeLorean DMC 12 resembling the one used in the Back to the Future films except for the addition of the computerized voice and sweeping red light of KITT from Knight Rider a pair of Ghost Busters logos adorning the doors and a license plate reading ECTO 88 Whether mentioned in passing or over the top like the aforementioned mash up car however virtually all of these allusions are brought up and then dropped in the space of a sentence The DeLorean for example takes up a couple of paragraphs and is then never used again Ready Player One doesn t draw from 1980s popular culture it just name drops it all over the place Sometimes it seemed the only purpose for these references was that the author and reader could share a knowing self congratulating smileThe notion of a massively multiplayer online role playing game becoming the human race s main form of entertainment presents some amusing possibilities though and Ready Player One doesn t completely suander its potential The moment when I started to enjoy the book came about halfway through in a chapter describing a day in Wade s life some time after his view spoilerbreak up with Art3mis Cline shows him putting his life in order rescuing his health and habits from the pallid flabby state a life online had put them in His avatar Parzival previously a penniless high school student becomes one of the coolest most powerful characters in the OASIS But then at the end of the chapter in a moment of insight Wade realizes that all the good things in his life only exist inside in a world that isn t real Despite his accomplishments he lives alone in a featureless one room apartment never going or even looking outside Cline takes the familiar narrative arc of boy meets girl boy loses girl boy falls into depression boy turns his life around and twists it in a way that I found interesting hide spoiler

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review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook De stumbles upon the first clue he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize The race is on and if Wade's going to survive he'll have to win and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escap. ladies and gentlemen from this day this book is my life and I will obsess over it constantly

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review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook E to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them But when Wa. ETA At the risk of getting this attention by editing it I m no longer responding to comments made on this review It s four years old and while I stand by what I wrote I m not interested in discussing it either positively or negatively And I m really glad they made it into a movieSo 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 like this interestinginterestinginterestingINFODUMP interesti BIGGER INFODUMPand so forth I honestly don t know who the intended audience is The author overexplains all the 80s references as if he expects readers to be too young or too disconnected from geek culture not to get them but my experience with SF fandom is that no element of fandom however old ever completely dies out all of us old farts who were teens in the 80s and interesting fact the creator of the book s treasure hunt has the same birth year I do make sure the young sprouts experience all the golden oldies This is a first novel and I make allowances for first novels but this stretches my tolerance uite a bitMore difficult for me to get past was the poorly conceived dystopian future from which the story arises to the bugaboos of environmental destruction overpopulation and economic collapse is added the fear of giant evil corporations This despite the fact that the guy who set up the enormous online multiverse AND created the treasure hunt did so by creating an enormous corporation of his own His online creation is lauded in one of those massive infodumps as being so egalitarian because they don t charge anything for access just for the things you buy inside it but the corporation couldn t have set it up in the first place without needing a grundle of cash My computer programmer friends will fall on the floor laughing at the idea that all of those virtual items people buy are pure profit for the company because they don t cost anything to make Every time I started to get interested in the story I came up against some background element that only made sense in a tautological way it is because it s said to be soBut what really killed it for me what caused me to finally give up about halfway through has always been a deal breaker for me in any work of speculative fiction I don t like books that seem to exist independently of the great body of work that has explored the same issues or ideas In this case it s as if the author has never heard of Tad Williams Otherland or despite the hero s homage to Stephenson The Diamond Age and Snow Crash These books I except Stephenson s recent book Reamde because it was released the same year as Ready Player One raised and evaluated issues with virtual reality and yet Ready Player One does a lot of unnecessary reinventing of the cybernetic wheel And yes I do think this is a valid criticism science fiction is interconnected to a degree that trumps any other genre except possibly experimental literary fiction There s an expectation that readers will be familiar with concepts raised elsewhere and have than a passing familiarity with other SF novels Ready Player One doesn t do much than revisit ideas that other authors have explored and the addition of a high tech fantasy uest an admittedly very cool idea isn t enough to elevate it beyond the ordinary


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    read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Ernest Cline review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 here and telling me that I missed the point since I didn't give it 5 stars so I might as well give them something to really be mad about If you'

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    review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Ernest Cline Ernest Cline Ü 0 read This book is a geek fantasy A nerd utopia Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player among others I loved itI 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 him His ardor for games is so clearly felt within this book A fellow

  3. says: review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook

    review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Ernest Cline Ernest Cline Ü 0 read 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 most of these references served no purpose Something would be described by pointing out its resemblance to something from a film or telev

  4. says: review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Ernest Cline Ernest Cline Ü 0 read

    review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ernest Cline Ü 0 read read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Ernest Cline ETA At the risk of getting this attention by editing it I'm no longer responding to comments made on this review It's four years old and while I stand by what I wrote I'm not interested in discussing it either positively or negatively And I'm really glad they made it into a movieSo disappointing The premise of a treasure hunt inside

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    review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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

  6. says: review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Ernest Cline summary Ready Player One

    review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook That one star is probably misleadingI 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 f

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    review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Ernest Cline Ernest Cline Ü 0 read 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 It maintains a 43 average score on Goodreadscom a significant accomplishment given its 20000 reviews and you'd be hard pressed to find a neg

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    review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Ernest Cline Ernest Cline Ü 0 read WARNING UNPOPULAR OPINION BECAUSE I DIDN'T FUCKING LIKE READY PLAYER ONEanyone I saw writing a negative review for this got like abused in thei

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    review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ladies and gentlemen from this day this book is my life and I will obsess over it constantly

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    review Ready Player One ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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

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