I really liked this book. Ernest Cline managed to build a post-apocalyptic world that actually felt new, rather than just a re-do of an old idea. Cline managed to hook me from the start and I felt like I was following along the clues with him. But, whatever you do, do not watch the movie. It didn't do the book any favours, just sayin'.
Locus Award nominee 2012, Tähtivaeltaja Award nominee 2013.
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut — part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
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Ernest Cline has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His 2009 film Fanboys, much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon. These days Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, their daughter, and a large collection of classic video games. Ready Player One is his first novel.