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. 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.
It has been a long time since my last review, and now I am doing the first review of the month with ‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline.
I will start by saying how amazing the entire book is, but the main focal point of this book is definitely the world building, and I do love world building! 😀
It starts off by saying how horrible reality is from the clouds are always grey in the sky and everyone literally has no money and have to survive in everyway as they can. Then you have OASIS which is a virtual reality game that was created by one of the famous game developer called James Halliday that has an obsession with the 80’s pop culture that goes from books to film to shows to music that becomes very useful as clues to find his Easter Egg within the game, and if anyone finds it they will have Halliday’s fortune and becomes the owner of OASIS that Halliday left behind after he died.
The writing style how it describes the world both reality and OASIS is so intricate that you can picture it in your mind as so you should and be able to see the main character’s (Wade Watts) point of view by what adventures he had to go through. Not only did he described the environment and atmosphere around him but also the characters he met like his friends Aech and Art3mis and the antagonists ‘The Sixers’ along with what there avatars look like and the description on certain objects that could be useful later on in the book, and they are all related to the 80’s pop culture which lots of people could relate to.
I recommend this book to people who love sci-fi, the 80’s decade, videogames and role playing games like Dungeon & Dragon games.
Also there was a video by Ernest cline himself that Steven Spielberg might do a film based on this book which I hope will be awesome, I shall link it at the bottom.
5/5. Truly amazing book! 😀