Ready Player One – Ernest Cline [BOOK REVIEW]

“Everyone my age remembers where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the contest.’’

We are in the year 2045, where while Earth is deserted and almost destroyed, people don’t realise because they are too busy living in a virtual world – the Oasis!
The Oasis is a place where you can create an avatar for free, you can level up, you go to a school and you work inside the Oasis. This virtual world is filled with references from the 1980s. Cities are built in such a way, video games and books and movies still go on.

When the famous creator of the Oasis, James Halliday, dies, it turns out that there is a contest, and the person that will manage to find the ‘’egg’’ would inherit ownership of the Oasis.

We see the story from the point of view of the young Wade, that calls himself Parzival in the Oasis. He is in love with everything from the 1980’s, you name it – video games, pop culture, movies, shows, books. He is also amazed with Halliday’s work and life.

When five years from James Halliday’s death pass, people seem to have forgotten about the contest, and that’s when Parzival’s courage and knowledge will help him find the first key that unlocks the first of the three gates for the contest, putting him on the top of the scoreboard, and after five years, people start talking about Haliday’s ‘’egg’’ again.

Making friends along the way, and maybe finding the love of his life, Parzival faces millions of challenges, adventures, dangerous, funny and adorable moments. This is a book that will reveal a whole new world for you, and make you love Parzival while you follow his adventure into winning the contest.

With time running out, danger surrounding from all sides, and suddenly finding the ‘’egg’’ becoming a life or death game, Parzival and his friends have no choice but to win this contest. But will they make it, with the IOI Corporation behind their backs, following them both in the real and in the virtual world, endangering their lives?

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8 thoughts on “Ready Player One – Ernest Cline [BOOK REVIEW]

  1. Brittany February 12, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    This was probably my first ever ‘favorite’ book. The movie looks promising too.

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    • innah96 February 12, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Same! I can’t wait for the movie. I think it will be amazing. Ernest is also writing a sequel.

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      • Brittany February 12, 2018 / 7:36 pm

        I heard about the sequel and I am so excited! I hope it will be as similar to RPO as possible. Aramada was good, just not as good as RPO

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      • innah96 February 12, 2018 / 7:37 pm

        I haven’t read Armada, but it is definitely on my to-read list. People say it’s quite different from Ready Player One?

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      • Brittany February 12, 2018 / 8:18 pm

        Yes. It’s intense and interesting. Definitely more sci-fy-ish. I prefer RPO personally.

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