Ready Player One: A Novel

by Ernest Cline

Book cover for Ready Player One: A Novel

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 
   But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

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  • On Jul 13 2017 colleen (USA) read this book
  • On Jul 10 2017 Tom Copeland (USCG) read this book and commented:

    This book got me thinking about how hard it would be to write some of these classic games. The artwork might be available already in the form of open source spritesheets. That'd be an interesting project!

  • On May 25 2017 kcholbert (USAF) read this book