Ready Player One

Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wade, a high school senior who lives in a poor trailer park neighborhood (in the future US) known as “the Stacks,” and spends his time in the OASIS, a massive multi-player online platform. Wade, under the avatar Parzival, is a Gunter — an “egg hunter” searching for James Haliday’s multi-billion dollar fortune. Haliday was an ’80s nerd, and so Wade plays every game, watches every show and movie, and listens to every song Haliday was into. As Wade and his two best friends, Aech and Art3mis become high scorers during the contest, their lives, real and simulated, are threatened by the Sixers, a corporate fleet plotting to overtake the OASIS. The story is funny, suspenseful, and very nerdy. Highly recommended!

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