I am the ideal target for this book, a nerd and computer geek who lived his teenage years in the 1980s. You do not have to be that to enjoy this book, but if you are in this category, the amount of nostalgia from your childhood will immediately draw you in and take you back to those days. I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure, which was both dramatic and didn't take itself too seriously.
I really enjoyed the performance by Wil Wheaton. He has a great voice and did the main character viewpoint quite well. The fact that Wheaton is actually mentioned in the story is a fun little Easter egg for those of us who catch it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this piece of fiction, and gave it the rare five star rating.
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The story pulls you in and is read extremely well. All computer nerds should listen to this book. It brought back so many memories for me.
Seldom do I find a book that I absolutely love exclamation. Maybe 1 out of every 100. This one is it. You won't be disappointed!
If someone told me that this book was written by a 12 year old who enjoyed reading Wikipedia articles about 80's nerd culture and video games, I would believe him. Wil Wheaton's condescending narration and horrifyingly racist sounding Japanese pronunciations do nothing to help this already terrible novel. I cannot believe how much success this author has enjoyed so far. The future of American literature looks bleak.
This book is loaded with nostalgia references and I loved every minute of it. It is continuously great story telling without any downtime. The author portrays a vivid landscape of each virtual encounter and makes the reader feel fully immersed in the story.
Did you come of age in the 80s? Do you remember your first computer? If you enjoy scif and the 80s you'll enjoy this book. the reader does a really good job.