January 26, 2012

Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fascinating jump into the future to look back with nostalgia into the past. If you had any geeky interests in the 1980s (as I did, in spades), you'll very much enjoy the glut of gaming, music, movie, TV, and technology references in here. Particularly impressive is how well the story's complicated and virtual visuals are rendered so cinematically. And although this book is a geeky technophile's dream, the characterizations and emotion aren't significantly short-shrifted. Highly recommended for any gamer, as this novel comes closest to any literary equivalent I've ever read.

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