It's a wonderful book about nerdy people discovering whole heartedness and Wil Wheaton does a fantastic job with the narration.
I really enjoyed the story. It was a page turner for me because I really enjoyed the themes. I believe this will become a classic for all who love hop culture and retro video games, tv, and references of a beloved past age.
Was an amazing book, even though I was born after the target generation of content I still got all the references, and enjoyed the feelings of nostalgia the author expressed. Great book, read by Wil Wheaton was some def. fan fair.
This book is about 85% background and 15% story development. I skipped several chapters entirely to escape the boredom that was the OASIS, 80's movie trivia, and online gaming. I'm not familiar with movies or video games, and this book made sure to rectify that. The amount of time the author devoted to explaining the OASIS, its subsidiaries, and 80's trivia was absolutely ridiculous; half of it wasn't even necessary for plot development at all. I know more about the virtual reality OASIS and its creator than I do about anyone in real life.
The main character, Wade, is your typical teenage shut-in, but even worse. He is wasting his entire life living and investing in a world that isn't real, while the real world is decaying rapidly, solely due to the invention of the OASIS. The whole plot was simplistic, unbelievable, and designed more for teenage boys than anyone else.
That being said, Wil Wheaton was the only reason I finished listening to the book.