Can't believe how hooked I became with the characters and world. Can't wait for the VR world to become reality.
Great book, typical good guys vs bad guys but in a setting beyond anything I could imagine. The writing creates vivid images and complex characters that you want to root for to win.
The dystopian future is a real fear we all see coming. The way the 80's are mixed in as an integral part of the plot allowed me to easily visualize all that was going on.
Wil brings out the best in each character as he reads. I know that he is thrilled with each "relic" he mentions and references. His enthusiasm shines through. It was hard to not feel like I need to go out and search out the items from the book and bring them home again. Thanks Wil.
"Make game of that which makes as much as thee"
Can't wait for the film.
Very engaging, the recording is amazing. I won't go into my review of the book but if you have 80s nostalgia you will love it.
The most home-hitting novel I've ever read. I grew up with parents that started their first BBS on a Commodore 64 and migrated through many systems over the years. Dad and I kept and Atari 2600 with a 13" black and white tv in the shed for rainy days. If you were born in an arcade, raised on BBSs, we're am adolescent Doomer and adult WoW player, this book will take you home. Wil Wheaton completely brings it to life and more than does it justice.
Like the Da Vinci Code, this book makes use of history to hide things. Instead of the Italian Renaissance the 1980's are substituted and most of the action occurs in a virtual environment. Overall, I wished that the twists, turns and characters could have provided more.
Wil Wheaton's performance was great.
Beware purchasing this book! I wasn't able to stop listening. The geeky references and compelling story are great. If you have even a slight interest in 80s music, video games, or movies, you'll love this book.