Calling all fans of 80’s pop culture and video games, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is such a fun read to get totally lost in when you need a pick-me up!
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This was my third read of this one, I believe. This time around I picked up the audiobook read by Wil Wheaton and listened along while I read. I had an absolute blast!
This book is just a fantastic and fun read! When I first picked it up, I was immediately hooked and had a very hard time putting it down. The second time around, I had just as much fun.
I love the main character, Wade, and always enjoy seeing him grow over the course of the novel. While he had a rough upbringing, he comes into his own pretty quickly when faced with even more difficulty than he had already been through.
This CNN review nails it: “An addictive read…part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance and all heart.” —CNN.com
I would recommend this book to gamers and non-gamers alike. Also, to fans of 80’s movies and music, you will LOVE all of the references thrown around!
My Favorite Passages from Ready Player One
My mom once told me that my dad had given me an alliterative name, Wade Watts, because he thought it sounded like the secret identity of a superhero. Like Peter Parker or Clark Kent. Knowing that made me think he must have been a cool guy, despite how he’d died.
When I first open the door and gazed into the van’s darkened interior, I knew right away that I found some thing of immeasurable value: privacy.
When I was in the zone on a high-speed classic like Defender, I feel like a hawk in flight, or the way I thought a shark must feel as a cruises the ocean floor. For the first time, I knew what it was to be a natural at some thing. To have a gift.
My Final Thoughts on Ready Player One
This is an absolute blast to read! I will definitely be retuning to this story time and time again.
If you haven’t read this one yet, I highly recommend the novel or the audiobook! I absolutely loved both formats.
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