This novel is the literary equivalent of the great film of the 80s. Funny, emotional, nostalgic, inventive. If John Hughes and Steven Speilberg had collaborated on a novel - this is what they would have done. Don't the "video game" of it fool you into thinking it is limited or hard to relate to. It is about life, a hero's journey, and discovering what really matters.
Loved this book!! It is the best book I have read in many years, definitely part of my top 10 all time favs. If you loved the 80's and were a young or old gamer in the 80's you will LOVE this book!! I am not a genre-specific reader, I just love great books!! Will Wheaton narrating audio is the icing on the cake!!
I downloaded this story because a lot of people said they really liked it. I found that the premise of the story was interesting and brought up some interesting questions. The plot line to go with the story however was cliché and entirely predictable. This story makes a lot of references some of which I got. An older audience might appreciate this more, but I thought that this story missed depth that could have made it interesting and more powerful.
A wild ride
Honestly, the entire book was enjoyable. I cannot think of a single part I didn't enjoy.
There are better reviews, buy it, sit down, and listen..
I really enjoyed this book. i grew up with all the games, music, and movies that were referenced in the book. It's a great stroll down memory lane with a wonderful and exciting story attached to it.
For anyone that likes video games, the poo culture movies of the 70s and 80s. Mix in some future stuff, a little fantasy, and you have this adventure. Enjoy the read (or listen). You'll be a little sad when it's done
Throughout the novel it seemed the authot struggled to find out what kind of story he wanted to tell, a fan service filled junk food young adult adventure or a bleak dystopia future of fake relationships and a world crumbling from neglect. I can't say I truly enjoyed
ready player one but it helped keep me occupied during dull car rides and it tried hard to make a detailed world so for that I respect it.
This was a great listen. There was never a dull moment and all of the story was necessary. Wil Wheaton does a fantastic job at captivating the listener. 10/10 will listen again.