One of the most entertaining books I've listened to. Anyone who grew up in the 1980's will absolutely love this homage to 80's culture and video games. Wheaton, the reader, is perfect for this book. Read this before the movie comes out!
Loved this book so much that I listened to it twice in a row! The characters are so engaging and the plot keeps you wanting more! Wil Wheaton's narration is perfect and one of the main reasons I wanted to hear it again. I would give it 5 stars but I don't like bad language and there is more in this than I care to hear or read personally. I'd listen to it a third time right away if not for the language. I heard a movie was coming out based on the book -- I hope they do it justice! Many thanks to Wil Wheaton for a great job! In my mind, Parzival looks just like you! Kudos to the author for such a great and entertaining story! The end did NOT disappoint!!
My sister in law recommended this to me and I binged in 2 and a half days! As a gamer and enthusiast of all things nerdy I couldn't have asked for more! It's worth a listen even if you are not into those kind of things just try a chapter and see for yourself!
THIS BOOK WAS AND IS BY FAR THE BEST BOOK I HAVE READ / LISTENED TO. I STRONGLY RECCOMEND IT. OMG ITS LIKE OMG IDK OMG.
The author puts together an intelligent, interesting, and exciting story that follows the main character through a quest (both real and virtual) to pull himself out of poverty but in the process learns to understand the true values of life.
I am not really a video game geek, so it was hard for me to become interested. After I continued reading, I couldn't stop imaging what would happen next. The book starts off slow but keeps you intrigued after a few chapters. You've done good Cline!
this was such a good stinkin' good read! I couldn't stop....I doubt no longer
The writer clearly loves Nerdcore but writes like a middle school WOW gamer. At every point that action arises the writer glazes over the details but won't hesitate to exhaustively detail a game of Pac Man. This was clearly written as a way to make the Nerdcore gamer base feel like their video game skills and eclectic movie knowledge will someday, somehow save the world from evil. I was very disappointed how poorly written this book was, I expected more based on the ratings and reviews.
Younger boys who love the internet
I found it very distracting for Wil Wheaton to be talking about himself and his projects in the context of the story.
The main character. Never have I wanted to kick a person off of a building as much as this little twerp.