Friday, October 9, 2015
Ready Player One By: Ernest Cline
In the year 2044, The world is broken, and the only place that anyone feels safe in a virtual world, known as the OASIS. Wade Watts was born into poverty on Aug 12, 2027 with both of his parents teenagers. they had no idea how to raise a child, but at a young age his dad died from a shooting a a general store, and his mother died when he was 11 from “a bad batch of something in her arm.”Therefore Wade has to live with what I like to call “ A worse version of the Dursleys.” Not only are they mean, they are EXTREMELY abusive. And they only took him in for the extra food stamps every month.
Wade rarely stays there, because he is normally in his secret hideout, where his school issued OASIS console is. (He couldn't keep it in his aunt's trailer, because she would pawn it off) When he enters the OASIS he receives a email. The Creator of the OASIS has died, and he has left a easter-egg hunt inside of this never ending world; The winner?, 240 Billion dollars, and the ownership to the OASIS!
Everything starts going haywire when, Parzival (Wade’s in-game name) finds the first Key, and he’s the first person, of the billions of gunters (people who have devoted their lives to winning the hunt) who have spent 5 years straight trying to find the key to the first gate. After he clears it, the IOI or Innovative Online Industries, (World’s most evil company/largest ISP) wants him to tell them how he did it, and where it was hidden.
My favorite thing/things about the book are all of the pop-culture references, it really is touching to see how many things can be put together to make a awesome book.
This Book is very suggestive, and graphic. *Mature Readers only* Read at your own discretion.
Overall I give this book 5/5, or better yet 6/5. Because this is my new favorite book, and best book of all time!