This book is really just a very fun book...it's almost Young Adult, if not fully classified as such. But, people of any age should have fun with it. As with any Sci-Fi in this, yes, there are instances where someone can pull something helpful out of almost nowhere, but don't let that overshadow the fun that is this story in it's totality.
Dedicated Audible reader - love the average apocalyptic dystopian horror story!
I don't know what I can say about this book that hasn't been said but I was totally blown away. I am a fan of darker fiction but this book is one of the best surprises I have had in a long time. Wil Wheaton does a great job narrating - the story is super solid, and it caters to those who love gaming from its infancy AND the music, movies, and other facts from the 1980's. Great fun - if you haven't read this - what are you waiting for - my book pick of the year for sure.
I never knew this book existed until a friend mentioned it. How could I not have known? After all it contained so much of my era and was connected with Wil Wheaton. I have chatted with him before but, to spend hours listening to him was a joy! His reading immersed me into the tale completely. Story telling is definitely o e of his strong suits.
The story itself was fantastic. It referenced so much of my childhood that I felt a warm feeling of being at home again. If you are considering this book, don't! Just hit buy and be happy you did!! I know anyone from my timeline will truly enjoy the ride.
This book always takes me on a euphoric journey of my own life with all the references to so many obscure and pop 80s references. It is a wonderful listen the and the only thing I would change would be that there needs to be more of it. Wil Wheaton as the narrator only made this story more complete and I found it hilarious when he had to reference himself whilst reading the story. Like my title says it is a epic story.
I reserved judgment until I finished it but I really didn't care for this book at all. I love a witty sci Fi book, movie, or TV show but this felt like a socially inept nerd trying to justify his own weird way of life. The fact that to coolest characters in the novel were the ones with the most obscure facts and the least time spent outside made me sick. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and lifestyle. That being said, I cannot believe the main protagonist Wade was considered the hero of the story.
Will's pretentious voice coupled with the "I'm better than you in every conceivable way because I play video games" attitude of the book is what led to my poor review. I would only recommend this book to people who prefer playing video games alone in contrast to living an eventful and productive life. Thank you for reading my ramblings.