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Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

Old 06-19-12, 04:30 PM
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I finished this book recently. Easy read and great book to have on a vacation. I found it be very nostalgic since the subject matter falls squarely into my early teenage years. The story was fine, but it was probably the all of the 80s and 90s references that I really enjoyed. I wouldn't mind seeing this made into a movie as long as it doesn't shift too much into the theme of how the people using avatars are so disassociated from society. That's been done.
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Old 06-27-12, 04:40 PM
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Old 06-28-12, 01:58 PM
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Very cool!
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Old 09-15-12, 01:04 AM
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I read the book a couple of months ago. It was a fun bit of fluff, but nothing else. It won't last long, because it's full of 2010s pop culture references like YouTube, Yahoo, and SNL. It's like those 1950s science fiction novels where everything in the future is just like 1955, only more.
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I hope Cline does another book in that universe.
I went to a book signing a couple months back and he said he had already registered the domain names for Ready Player Two and Ready Player Three. Sounds like he's currently working on an unrelated book right now though, so it may be a while.
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Old 09-17-12, 02:23 PM
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Cool! I liked it a lot. Will definitely check out a sequel.
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Old 09-17-12, 02:53 PM
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I just started this one over the weekend. About 80 pages in and I really like it so far.
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Old 09-22-12, 05:43 AM
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I just finished listening to the audiobook...Wil Wheaton is by far the best narrator of all of the books I've listened to. Amazing!

As a child of the 80's I was in nostalgia heaven with this one. Honestly, if you didn't grow up in the era there's no way you could love this story, IMO. But since I adore all things from the decade I was constantly thrilled by all of the references. I really can't separate the story from the nostalgia, but I guess if the story was horrible, I couldn't have enjoyed it.
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Old 01-23-13, 09:05 PM
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Finally finished reading this book. Immediately passed it on to my son. Now he's making a list of movies he wants to see, starting with Blade Runner. My wife is reading it next. I enjoyed it so much I want to meet Ernie Cline now.
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Old 02-08-13, 01:27 PM
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I would love more in the universe. While reading the sections on the gates, I totally wanted to have the experience where you could "live" the movie and recite lines to continue the dialogue. Kind of like a holodeck from Star Trek.
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Old 04-08-18, 01:02 PM
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Re: Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

Read this over the last week while on vacation, really loved it. I'm not a big reader and mostly read stuff that people here seem to find fluff, but I enjoyed all the references, the descriptions of things that were just before my time, and couldn't put the book down once the first key is found. Just a fun read.
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Old 05-08-18, 01:29 PM
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^^ I echo your sentiments. Was a great read... finished it in 4 days flat -- which is a record for me.
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Old 05-09-18, 07:59 AM
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I really enjoyed the book and also read it very fast but the third act is markedly weaker than the first two.
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Old 08-17-18, 02:05 PM
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Just finished this. I think it's clear that it is a really fun and easy read, and especially cool for kids of the 80s. But it is not a "great book", it is not "literature" in the "let's analyze this book" sense.
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Old 08-19-18, 02:48 AM
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I really enjoyed the book and also read it very fast but the third act is markedly weaker than the first two.
Just finished it today and agree. Really rushed and underdeveloped; still I argue it's much more engaging than the very cliched and dull third act of the film, which I found unwatchable on the second viewing.
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