Amazing book. Not the biggest fan of Wil Wheaton but he was superb in his reading. Entertaining as heck with a dorks dream novel attitude and content. Definitely one of my new favorites stories
I did Love this. I drive across the country for work so it wasn't long before I finished it. The narrator was great at painting the scenes in my mind. I'll never forget this story.
I don't think I would, Cline's got a great imagination, but listening to this book was just reference after reference to 80's pop and nerd culture. Dialog was extremely unnatural, theme was slapped in the face of the listener at the end, writing style was passive. There's better ways to draw references rather than spending a paragraph each time one comes up.
In SciFi? No not at all. I do like science fiction, but not just for the sake of it being only 'science fiction'.
Should stay away from imitating a Japanese accent.
There's one or two scenes that did hook me. But they were scenes where the characters were driving the story and no references were being explained.
Maybe I'm missing something. This book has a billion great reviews that after finishing this book I was left unsatisfied. The story left no emotional or intellectual impact on me. I couldn't really explain who the characters were other than their appearances. After 15 hours of 'insert random nerd culture reference here' I think I was lost in terms of what the message of the story was. The women are treated like trophies (and one like a token). The villain was cartoonish. Its a great adventure novel if you cut out all the exhibition. But if you're looking for emotional content or something to ponder, there's nothing here.
Blah blah blab blah blah, content, blah bla....... The social rants, descriptive blathering and improbable conversations- don't get me started on the poorly made up world - engulf this barely disguised middle school tripe. I gave it more than a fair chance, but forwarding through content to get to something substantive- and rarely finding it - isn't my idea of entertainment. The narration wouldn't have sounded so bad if it had been worth hearing. If you're a teen boy who likes gaming, you'd rather be gaming. Trust me. I do hope someone likes it, as the author spent considerable time putting that many words together. I feel bad that I disliked it so intensely. Too bad.
This may be the best book I have ever read. Being an avid gamer for the past 20 years, this book had all the elements of the games I've played for decades. The post apocalyptic realism portrayed in the book is frighteningly believable. I felt like I was the character in the book on numerous cassations. Highly highly recommended. I hate writing reviews so I'll end it here. Cya