I love stories and traveling in a world beyond my own. I write them, read them, view them and now listen to them!
This book is truly everything I hope to see made into a movie. It captures the gamer in me alongside the nostalgia that was my childhood and the imagination of the future. Combine elements of The Matrix, Sword Art Online, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and you'll have this wild ride in mind.
I think if there was any critique would be that in a few decades, this book may never find a younger audience to truly appreciate it as much as it will be by my generation. Still, it was wonderfully made and would definitely go through this again later.
So glad to have found out about this book, albeit a little late to the game. Wil Wheaton does an awesome job reading it, and the context of the book is very well written. I enjoyed the geeky trip down memory lane with all the old movies, music and game references in it.
This story made me rethink how I want to spend my life. It's easy to get caught up in the fun of video games and media, but nothing can replace reality!
I have never read the print version, but I have always been a Will Wheaton fan and he doesn't disappoint.
The fact that I was able to keep up with the clues to the keys says a lot about my nerddom. I felt like I was in the story with Wade, Artemis, and H. I was immersed into the game itself, which was interesting since I drive and listen and the same time.
He uses his voice to mimic the sound effects of the video games. It's impressive and truly immersive. He also says everything with emotion and feeling. He also
How do I answer this without spoiling it for everyone? There were moments where I hated Wade and wished the story was about Artemis. Then again, I liked not knowing who she was. I also liked how Wade was terribly flawed and how he redeemed himself. Whenever the enemy did something underhanded, sneaky, or mean, I was angry. When Wade suffered, I was sad. Thanks to the wonderful storytelling, and Will Wheaton's performance, I ate, slept, and drank The Oasis. It feels like it's a real place. Who knows, maybe someday it will be.
There were so many different directions this story could go in and it would have been just as good. I kept telling myself, if I had written this, I would not have had the characters make the same choices. But all that is mental masturbation. Really it is a great book and I can't wait to see it in the theaters in 2017. Ready Player One, has a strong basis in classic dystopias, 1984 and Brave New World, taken to a whole new level. Then, when you think that it can't get any better, it levels up! Seriously, it's an awesome book and well worth the money.
I've never written a review for any book I've read/listened to before, but this just has to be done. Effing AMAZING BOOK! I cursed, cheered, laughed, and cried out loud. I am so grateful to have been able to experience this. Thank you Audible. Thank you, Wil Wheaton. And thank you thank you, Mr. Cline. What a pleasure!!!
good book, a bit too much of the author just trying to make as many references to pop culture as possible, but still intriguing.
be it liberal or conservative, don't you just hate it when they can't help but stuff their political views down your throat. this book does that in spades. and what's worse the author does not even understand the terms he is using. he goes on and on about fascist corporation, but corporations can't become fascist. only governments can. this book is saved by the amazingly fun story. he got that right at least. so if you can excuse the fact that by no means does he know what he is talking about on the political side. then it's a great read.
For all of the rich imagery and geek references it still managed to have a heart... Wil Wheaton did a great job with his performance!
The story in itself was decent with lots of forward action, but sometimes it divulged into long lists of '80s trivia. Written in the style of "teenage boy speak," which got old at times.
The world building was very, very thorough and sometimes all the minutia felt unnecessary.
Overall, I recommend this for the inventive storyline, but not for the writing itself.