Book Review
- Ready Player One -

A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days.

When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. 

Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win.

"Sentries of Camelot" Reviewed

Leaves the movie in the dust

As a child of the 70’s and 80’s, this was a book I anticipated reading, but put off until now because they were making a movie based on it. So many times I’ve seen the movie based on a book after reading the book, and been disappointed with the adaptation.

However, this time, I read the book after seeing the movie, and I’m glad I did.

The movie barely touched on many of the key plot points from the novel. Some were no doubt left out due to monetary and time constraints on movie makers. But, others that are key points in the novel were missing entirely from the movie, and in part, I suspect that was to get the movie rating they were aiming for.

The characters might be more vividly painted on the big screen, but they pale compared to Cline’s descriptions and portrayals. Each of the characters goes through a much more intense series of events and I think the story is stronger for it.

As a result of the author’s passion for his characters, the setting, and the history they come from, I fell in love with this book on a level that the movie couldn’t bring me to.

As a result of this book all of Cline’s books are on my to-read list.

5/5

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