Hello everyone! Kris here with a review of a novel that allows readers to dive into a virtual reality world. I hope you enjoy it!
“For a bunch of hairless apes, we’ve actually managed to invent some pretty incredible things.” – Ernest Cline (Ready Player One)
“Ready Player One” Review
This post may contain spoilers for the book.
Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One” is catered to video gamers and comic book geeks, and it’s fantastic!
“Ready Player One” plays in a future version of our world, one that is bleak except for the virtual utopia OASIS. It is OASIS that allows the main character, teenage Wade Watts, to enjoy his life as he prefers the virtual world with its puzzles and various lands to reality. The novel is rife with pop culture references for readers of this time, implementing them into the adventure and romance plot flawlessly.
Although the novel started out slowly as us readers got acquainted with Cline’s world and Wade was arrogant in his skills, it was a fun read with the core plot revolving around a competition for control of OASIS. We are soon immersed in the wonder of the virtual reality and Wade’s skills, both of the gaming and social variety, are constantly challenged. Friendships are tested and strengthened, and a strong sense of community rises both in OASIS and the real world that so many try to escape on a normal basis.
With rich, fantasy settings, a wonderful and diverse cast of characters, and a healthy dose of geekiness, “Ready Player One” is more than worthy of a read.
“Ready Player One” gets a 4 out of 5 stars.