Recommendation Friday #11
Hey everyone! Stephanie here with our eleveth week of recommendation Friday! This week’s recommendation is a book that’s been getting more and more popular lately and I’m so happy about that.
Ready Player One by Earnest Cline!
It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune — and remarkable power — to whoever can unlock them.
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved — that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.
And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.
Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt — among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life — and love — in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
A world at stake.
A quest for the ultimate prize.
Are you ready?
Okay so this book has been getting more and more popular and it makes me so happy because it’s just a great adventure book. It was blurbed as like a nerdy Willy Wonka for adults and it’s SO TRUE. Like it was made for all us nerdy people who love table top games, video games and just 80’s pop culture. And it was almost like you’re part of the adventure. I was finding myself as the protagonist rather than reading and knowing there was a protagonist, I was so immersed into this book it was a great adventure! I highly recommend this!
Maria Casacalenda (Big City Bookworm)8 years ago
I just finished reading this about a week ago and it was so so so good. I’ve been recommending it left right and center.
Josephine8 years ago
Ah! This book is high on my TBR, I need to read it soon! xoxo