Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Published: Random House NY
WARNING!!! THIS BOOK MAY CONTAIN TOTAL GEEK OUT MOMENTS!!! lol
I would just like to say first of that this book reminded me of a game I play called Second Life so some parts really made me laugh because I have experienced them first hand playing that game. I also love the references from old TV shows,movies,games,and music.
The book takes place in a dystopian world in the future where jobs,food,and housing is scarce and the only way for people to escape this reality is to play the OASIS game that a man named Halliday has created. With the OASIS letting you do anything you can do in real life most people don't even leave their houses anymore.
Halliday feels that his end is near and since he has to children and no wife he has no one to leave his fortune to so what does he do? He puts an egg into the OASIS game in which a player must find three keys and complete three gates in order to find and once they have finished the final gate they can find the egg and obtain full ownership of the OASIS and Halliday's fortune. Sound easy? Well think about the whole world looking for this item at the same time and if that isn't enough there is also a company called the IOI looking for the egg as well and they will stop it nothing to find it even if it means.....DEATH.
Thoughts: This book was a total page turner and I would tell anyone and everyone that this book is a must read!
Quotes: "Three Hidden keys open three gates where in the errant will be tested for worthy traits, and those with the skill to survive these straits will reach The End where the prize awaits."
READY PLAYER ONE!
"Three hidden keys open three gates wherein the errant will be tested for worthy traits, and those with the skill to survive these straits will reach The End where the prize awaits."
Ernest Cline Interview