I really liked this book a lot. It builds a really engaging and unique world and Wil Wheaton's narration is wonderful. Downside: at times, it is basically a glorification of white male gamer culture and involves a totally obnoxious overwrought love story. That being said, the downsides don't outweigh the positives -- it's a wonderful action packed story as long as you can get past the slightly stereotypical pitfalls.
It was very enjoyable. I will say it hits on a lot of typical situations that you see in the gaming world. If you enjoy MMOs, this is a good book to get in to. Also, I enjoyed Wil Wheaton as the narrator.
I'm a terribly slow reader who hates reading in general (probably because I'm bad at it). But this book was absolutely amazing! and all of the geek in stuff in it made it even better!
A rare blend of 80's nostalgia, cyber-punk, action, adventure, romance and comedy. the only thing I just liked was the fact it had to end.
written from the perspective of an obnoxious high school nerd.... and possibly from a mind with the type of exceptional memory and limited imagination. Do you wish video games were real and you could live inside them? Do you know allot of completely useless information about imaginary worlds and very little about the one you live in? do you ever wish this obscure mundane knowledge mattered somewhere besides your game console? ... then this book is for you.
Great story that grips you as soon as you start! Does have a lull in the middle, but I wantes to know the end so bad I didn't really mind. I was not a fan of the language. There were only two or three f bombs that I could remember, so most of it was more tame. I got used to Wheaton's speaking peculiarities pretty quickly, but some of his inflections bothered me at first. All of the dorky connections are fantastic! A must read!
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Great story. Engaging, well paced, entertaining. Having grown up in the 60s, 70s, 80s many of the references actually resonated. Heartily recommend for anybody who grew up with early computer games. Probably even those that didn't will like it.