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Ebook Ë Ready Player One å Ernest Cline

Ebook Ë Ready Player One å Ernest Cline E 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 Wa That one star is probably misleadingI thought this was going to be a 4 5 star book for a good portion of the time I spent reading it The 80s pop culture references are so pervasive and so relevant to my life that at times the book felt like it been written specifically for me The love interest is described as being like Jordan from Real Geniusc'monButAll of the Star Wars Ferris Bueller and Highlander references in the world can't hide that this story is at best empty and at worst ugly Rote plotting un earned dickensian coincidences clumsy deus ex machina I still don't know how to pluralize that term the worst kind of tokenism disguised as actually valuing diversity a profound neglect of the complexities of the realvirtual world dichotomyCline has adopted some of the style of Gibson and Stephenson but none of the substanceIn a nice manifestation of the novel's lack of self awareness Cline at one point derides the villains of the book for simply using Johnny 5 style robots from Short Circuit instead coming up with their own design This appropriation he explaines demonstrates a lack of imagination a valid criticism that only too accurately applies to the ostensible heroes of the book as well as to Cline himselfUpdate The plural of deus ex machina is dei ex machinis Thanks The Awl

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Download Ready Player One Reader ó 374 pages ´ Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIN 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 worl De 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 escap ladies and gentlemen from this day this book is my life and I will obsess over it constantly

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Ready Player OneLibrarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIN 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 lif This book is a geek fantasy A nerd utopia Speaking as a formerly addicted World of Warcraft player among others I loved itI believe you can tell the author's passion from what he's written and it is clear from this book that Ernest Cline is a fellow gamer and geek I salute him His ardor for games is so clearly felt within this book A fellow fangirlfanboy can sniff out a fake one like a dead fish within a Bath and Body Works ok that may be a bad example but you catch my drift Ernest Cline is a real deal fanboy I salute you sirThis book is for fanboys and fangirls There are those who don't like it There are those who feel that there are needless references inserted solely for a wink and a nudge from the author to the reader To those people I say SO WHAT? I welcomed those references It makes me feel good because I know what they are Is there something wrong with feeling good and getting an innocent giggle out of understanding a reference? GSS had also licensed preexisting virtual worlds from their competitors so content that had already been created for games like Everuest and World of Warcraft was ported over to the OASIS and copies of Norrath and Azeroth were added to the growing catalog of OASIS planets Other virtual worlds soon followed suit from the Metaverse to the Matrix The Firefly universe was anchored in a sector adjacent to the Star Wars galaxy with a detailed re creation of the Star Trek universe in the sector adjacent to that IN ONE PARAGRAPH HE REFERENCED SO MANY THINGS THAT I LOVE How could I hate the references? I have a soul I get excited ok?So here's what I liked about this book1 I liked the main character2 I liked the future world3 I liked the realistic feeling of an online gaming sceneWade is a good kid He's had a rough life He's depressed but he never reaches martyr status The year after my mom died I spent a lot of time wallowing in self pity and despair I tried to look on the bright side to remind myself that orphaned or not I was still better off than most of the kids in Africa And Asia And North America too I’d always had a roof over my head and than enough food to eat And I had the OASIS My life wasn’t so bad At least that’s what I kept telling myself in a vain attempt to stave off the epic loneliness I now felt He's nothing special He's an overweight and simultaneously malnourished kid He doesn't do too well in school He could be any of my friends who have played gamesHe is a nice kid He doesn't blame people for circumstances that are beyond their control It would have been the easiest thing to hate his mom for being drug addicted yet he doesn't I never blamed my mom for the way things were She was a victim of fate and cruel circumstance like everyone else Her generation had it the hardest She’d been born into a world of plenty then had to watch it all slowly vanish It's a shitty world People have to survive the best way they know how sometimes those ways are self destructiveA lot of the problems with dystopian fiction is that they're too drastic Barely 100 years into the future the world has created a new society etc The world in this book is set in 2044 and admittedly it is pretty grim but I still found it believableThere's been an energy crisis there's global warming civilization is decline but not completely in the shithole yet Life is crappy I've always thought that life would be awful for my grandchildren and this book pretty much tells it how I believe it could be And god help us if Trump is elected presidentI also love Cline's explanation of the way online gaming works down to its community He clearly knows his shit from user names to avatars There are some funny tidbits Students weren’t allowed to use their avatar names while they were at school This was to prevent teachers from having to say ridiculous things like “PimpGrease please pay attention” or “BigWang69 would you stand up and give us your book report?” But really it's the nostalgia of my gaming days that clinches this book for me The online camaraderie The late nights gaming together the bonding that takes place over Ventrilo after defeating a difficult challenge I got to know many friends whom I wouldn't ordinary have talked to in the real world It's a bonding experience that is as much a part of the game as the game itself Often it's community that truly makes the experience memorable And yes the online romances This book portrays all of that and so what if it banks on my nostalgia? I'll take itGranted it is overly long and too detailed at times It does lack complexity and would be of a middle grade book if not for its length and content but overall it was a solidly good book