Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Bethan May Books

A review from my Goodreads. On reading it a second time I’ve made some changes.

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I was disappointed that I didn’t enjoy this book; I’d seen a lot of positive buzz about it, even from authors I admire such as Patrick Rothfuss.

Ready Player One is set in a dystopian future (2044) where the overpopulated world is in the grips of an energy crisis. People escape this bleak reality by logging into a virtual world called The Oasis.

The creator of The Oasis has died, and has created an Easter egg hunt with his estate as the prize. The protagonist, Wade Watts, must use all his knowledge of the eighties and retro gaming to solve the clues.

I did enjoy the premise, the idea of a treasure hunt; it felt like Rowling’s Goblet of Fire for gamers.

And I did like the nostalgia; I was born in ’87…

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