Ready Player One

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

Ready Player One - Ernest Cline Summary

Ready Player One is a 2011 science fiction novel, and the debut novel of American author Ernest Cline. The story, set in a dystopia in 2044, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a worldwide virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit the game creator's fortune. Cline sold the rights to publish the novel in June 2010, in a bidding war to the Crown Publishing Group (a division of Random House). The book was published on August 16, 2011. An audiobook was released the same day; it was narrated by Wil Wheaton, who was mentioned briefly in one of the chapters.Ch. 20 In 2012, the book received an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association division of the American Library Association and won the 2012 Prometheus Award.A film adaptation, screenwritten by Cline and Zak Penn and directed by Steven Spielberg, was released on March 29, 2018...

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Poignant and Gripping5 star

This might be my favorite book in many years!!! All the eighties imagery rocked my world. I hope the movie does it justice 55


Perfect!5 star

Ready Player One has the perfect balance of almost every literary element it contains. I read the entire thing in a day because I just could not put it down. 55

Austin Molina

Love the movie5 star

Is there a MineCraft world in the Oasis? 55


Perfect for gamers1 star

At first , I was not so interested in reading but then as the book mentioned a lot of old school games and technology in a futuristic setting. You feel a nostalgic feeling of how it felt to grow up playing those type of games. It was a great read that you can easily get lost into and want to continue reading for hours on end. 15


Great read5 star

Definitely one of my favorite books. 55

Pixel readee

Lit5 star

Waz Gud wood recommend to person who like adventure sutf. Cant wait to se movi when it come out on netfix 55


Meh1 star

Meh. 15


Awesome5 star

Very mice 55


Great book; fun story5 star

Really enjoyed! It was an engaging story which I found hard to put down. Highly recommend it !! 55


Amazing.5 star

This book takes you on an unimaginable journey through the eyes of Wade Owen Watts. The story has many twists and turns that allow it to surprise you and makes you feel like you are inside the story. It is excellently written and amazingly fun to read. 55


WOW!5 star

This book was awesome that I had to read it again right after finishing it. The movie was lacking so many great parts of the book. This is a book that is hard to put down. So many great puzzles and quests that occur. You feel like your right there helping him though each quest and puzzle and game. If you know your 80s pop culture games and movies, this book will leave you wanting more... 55


Great book.5 star

I saw the movie, and have been list ning to Wil Wheaton read the audiobook. It’s nostalgic and enlightening 55


Wow.5 star

I enjoyed this book on every page, it was outstanding. Simply loved it. Can’t wait to see the movie:) 55


Best of the 80s, 90s, and the future5 star

This book takes the highlights of the 80's and mixes it with some 90's themes, then blasts them into a futuristic platform where the disco and space lights compete from brightness. A epic adventure that everyone can enjoy : unique in every way but somehow so familiar. A must read. 55


Awesome5 star

Loved it!! 55


Amazing5 star

One of the best books I ever read 55

lady bird 10

Good novel5 star

Good read 55

lady bird10

Great novel5 star

Good read 55


Perfectly done5 star

Amazing plot Perfectly ended 55


Extremely impressed... and I’m not a book reader.5 star

It’s rare that I read a full book, but this one grabbed my attention and held on tight. Being an 80’s child, this had almost every great 80’s reference in it, and made me feel at home reading it. I ended up even downloading the Audiobook and listening to Will Wheaton read while I read along. I am so excited for the movie! 55

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