Ready Player One

The worldwide bestseller—soon to be 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 dystopian 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, directed by Steven Spielberg, is slated to premiere in theaters on March 29, 2018...

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Trash1 star

That’s it pure trash 15


Fantastic. One of my favorite books.5 star

I have read this book a few times and it’s still just as good years later. The audiobook is good also and read by Will Wheaton. 55


awful1 star

the next twilight 15


The Ultimate Book5 star

If you have ever seen a movie, played a game, read a book, or listened to a song, there’s bound to be a reference in this book you catch. This is my all time favorite book and I couldn’t recommend it more. It has such an epic and unique storyline to it with such diverse personalities in it and incredible action sequences. I can’t help but hush over this book. I read it in less than a week because I simply could not put it down. 55


Greatest book ever5 star

So good!!! 55

Jumping Joe 7234

Best book ever.5 star

It’s the best 55


A must read5 star

This book brought tears to my eyes. Being a huge geek-girl I enjoyed this book immensely. I resonated with all the characters in the book and also used video games and avatars to hide from reality. It’s a must read! 55


Awesome read!5 star

The best book I've read in a while..truly enjoyed the Atari games referenced...loved the story through and through! Hope the movie does it some justice. 55

It keeps crahsing

GOOD AF 😭 Please read!5 star

There are thousands of gaming related books out there. They can be guidebooks, world records, or fan made stories. But they will NEVER beat this book, Ready Player One. This book had “the most forward and the most backward” Whoever wrote this book was a genius. These days music and pop culture is okay, but this book contains ALL the trends back in the 90s. Ready Player One mentions technology that was never heard of until now. It was as if it PREDICTED the future. I really enjoyed this amazing book, and I hope you do too! Ps. Are you guys HYPED for the movie? 55

Scrub Kai

A good story for this who remember the 1980s4 star

An enjoyable trip down memory lane. 45


Amazing book5 star

Incredible book especially for anyone who loves video games. Well written and great premise. You will not want to put it down 55

Bunjamin 04

Pure fun5 star

Good old fashion fun 55


Awesome5 star

A trip down 80s lane. 55


Absolutely magnificent5 star

An awesome book! Loved it 55


Great book5 star

The mix of classic and future games/technology is spot on 55

Casey #51

Great book!5 star

Unable to put this book down once i started! 55


Ready Player One5 star

I couldn't put it down.. it's in my top 3 sci-fi all time. I kept thinking he would blow it and that's it's too good to be true but then he finished the book so strong that I couldn't help but to power through the last 100 pages .. That a kid EC ! Great read . I want a sequel ! 55


So much fun to read5 star

Highly recommend for anybody who's looking for a fun, immersive story. I loved this book. 55


Second time5 star

This is my second time reading this book and I will read it again 55


Best book I've read in years5 star

I couldn't put it down. Great pacing, interesting characters and lots of 80s nostalgia. 55

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