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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Tina Small, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Tina Small

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    Has anyone else read "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline? Just finished reading it this week on my Kindle and thought it was pretty good. If you've read it, what did you think of it?
     
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    I read it not too long ago.

    I thought it was pretty decent overall, but the emphasis on the main character's crush was irritating. It was also trying to be subversive sometimes but not following through--like the big reveal about Aech, whose situation I would expect to be the norm with something like the Oasis, or with Art3mis's hints about why Parzival wouldn't like her. The 80s trivia thing was also pushed way, way too hard--while I recognize that it was important to the plot, I felt like it took away from the narrative sometimes just by sheer excess.

    I thought the Oasis was interesting and compelling though and would have liked to read more about how it worked and how it interacted with the real world.

    It was this close to being awesome, but fell just a bit short for me. I'd like to find a similar book that I'd like better but haven't found one.
     
  3. Tina Small

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    I noticed that the author is from Austin, Texas. I wonder if that might explain some of the emphasis on 80s trivia and old, old video and computer games. I also would have liked to hear more about what happened to whoever passed along the school enrollment info to the bad guys.