It was at first. I was, at the beginning, enjoying all the references to geek culture that I grew up with and still surround myself with. (There's a vintage 1982 Robotron:2084 machine in my living room for crying out loud!) For me at least, it very quickly all became...well...so obvious. I actually found myself rolling my eyes and whispering
I think this book is worth the time if you want a no-brainer, fun and easy distraction and aren't looking for a riveting plot or witty, talented writing. Wil Wheaton does a great job narrating which was actually one of my favorite things about the whole experience.
Like others who have reviewed Ready Player One, I would classify it as Young Adult.
Yes! Narration was effective, and Lynch creates a rich, heady, detailed world that allows for revisiting. Lynch is also not afraid to mess around with a linear chronology. I'm sure if I were to listen again, I would pick up on so much more.
The cleverness, moral ambiguity, and humor of the characters provide a refreshing twist on traditional fantasy. Locke and the other Gentlemen Bastards get themselves in to some pretty ridiculous situations and you wonder how they will ever get out.
Michael Page's accents at first were difficult for me to listen to, but then they grew on me. By the end of the book, I really liked Chains and Jean.
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