Friday, August 19, 2011

Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book free through Goodreads First Reads.

What do you do when the real world goes to hell? For many, the answer is quite simply to avoid it as much as possible. In a time when the world is consumed by war, famine, and poverty the Oasis offers and much desired escape. Not to mention the opportunity to win over $200 million. When the creator of the Oasis dies, he leaves behind the ultimate challenge. Somewhere is the Oasis an egg has been hidden and whoever finds it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars along with ownership of the Oasis. A prize with killing for.

The main character Wadd Watts (avatar name Parzival) is among millions of gunters (egg hunters) who are searching for egg. After five long years of research he makes history by being the first gunter is find one of three hidden keys. Now its a race against time to win the race while being hunted down both in the game and out.

Who will come out on top?

I very much enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys video games and/or pop culture.

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