My son and I where both hooked although he couldn't appreciate the references to the TRS-80 and Commadore computers among many others retro geek items. The book was fantastic.
Earnest Cline is now one of my all time favorite writers. Ready player one was like stepping into another world... a world that may not be too far off.
Great character development, fantastic plot and the ease of how Cline writes
Yes, Armada by Ernest Cline.
The ending was exactly how I hoped it would be!
Recommend it to any one looking for a great sci-fi novel.
The story was fine, but would be better read. The author thoroughly enjoyed packing far too many references in and having to listen to all of the was drudgery. The narrator was good, but not great. Overall, mediocre.
The combination of Wil Wheaton's irritating narration, the simultaneously hot-headed and emotionally dull characters, and the forced 80s trivia make what could have been a fun nostalgia trip a mean-spirited journey fed from the worst aspects and attitudes of nerd culture.
Excellent retro fun.
Can't really compare it to anything I've read. It's pretty unique and grandly nostalgic.
Love Wil Wheaton. His characterizations were perfect for the story.
Loved all the eighties references.
I had a great time reading as I grew up in the genre period Wil Wheaton is a great narrator!