This book flew by. Unfortunately, it was so much fun I wish it was twice as long, or a trilogy, or at least had a sequel!
The 80's pop culture references, the history of gaming and computing - it was GEEKTACULOUS!!!
Whole family loved this book - my 7 year old loved the video games and immediately saw the oasis as "mine craft"; my 13 year old daughter loved it and got some of the references; my wife and I enjoyed it as popcorn entertainment as we drove to the obx and back;
Few caveats - there's some language, but nothing that the kids haven't heard from their mother while driving;
1 "sex" scene - it's only 2 mins or so and really isn't necessary to the story;
Overall - loved it - onto "armada" next!
Of course I am a child of the 80 so I appreciated a lot of the nods towards the 80s pop culture I am so familiar with.
I almost gave this 5 stars but have to admit at times I felt the narration droned on a bit too much on certain more geekier segments that full-on geeks probably love. It also irked me some of the pronunciations of the narrator. Capshewl for capsule for example. Overall a great book and highly recommend.
Loved it. Good narrator. Well written. Loved the plot twists. A little heavy on atheistic views for my tastes in the beginning and sprinkled in the book but otherwise great read. It adds to the character even if my point of view differs.