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Ready player one / Ernest Cline.

By: Cline, Ernest [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First paperback edition.Description: 374 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780307887443; 0307887448; 9781784754792.Subject(s): Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction | Virtual reality -- Fiction | Shared virtual environments -- Fiction | Utopias -- Fiction | Puzzles -- FictionGenre/Form: Science fiction.Summary: "In 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 life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines -- puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win -- and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape"--Page 2 of cover.
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<p> #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The cult classic--now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. <br> <br> "Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix ."-- USA Today * "As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates."-- Entertainment Weekly <br> <br> A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? <br> <br> In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days.<br> <br> When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune--and control of the OASIS itself. <br> <br> Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he's beset by rivals who'll kill to take this prize. The race is on--and the only way to survive is to win.<br> <br> NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly * San Francisco Chronicle * Village Voice * Chicago Sun-Times * iO9 * The AV Club <br> <br> "Delightful . . . the grown-up's Harry Potter." -- HuffPost <br> <br> "An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart." --CNN <br> <br> "A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader." -- Boston Globe <br> <br> "Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that's both hilarious and compassionate." --NPR <br> <br> "[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own." -- iO9 <br> <br></p>

"In 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 life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines -- puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win -- and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape"--Page 2 of cover.

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Library Journal Review

Likable teenager Wade Watts lives in a depressing, hopeless world in the year 2044. He escapes his dismal reality by logging into the Oasis, a virtual world created by the now deceased James Halliday. Before dying, Halliday initiated a virtual contest whose solution is hidden in late 20th-century pop culture, with the winner inheriting Halliday's immense fortune. Wil Wheaton, Wesley Crusher on TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation, does an excellent job reading this sf coming-of-age novel, capturing Wade's tension and determination. Recommended for sf and 20th-century pop culture aficionados. ["This debut is a great geek beach book, an unapologetic romp with brains and style," read the review of the New York Times best-selling Crown hc, LJ Xpress Reviews, 7/7/11; the Broadway pb will publish in June 2012.-Ed.]-Ilka Gordon, Siegal Coll. of Judaic Studies Lib., Cleveland (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Comment by Nicola
07/02/2018

I loved this book and I highly recommend it, especially if you're a child of the 80s.

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