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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Ready Player One - Ernest Cline Book Reviews (7,984)

MrLoar

Amazing Read5 star

This book is an excellent read. Whereas the movie has a few more modern pop culture references, the book is loaded with 80’s nostalgia. If you were a total nerd like me growing up in the 80’s playing the early video game systems like Atari and Commodore 64 you will love this book. 55

Chezy Burger

Amazing5 star

I really enjoyed it. I had a hard time going to bed and putting the book down. 55

Cocobutter53

Best Book Ever Read5 star

Hands down my favorite book. Ernest Cline, Bravo! 55

LadyBugAmber

80’s Fun4 star

Ready Player One is a great book for people who love 80’s pop culture and futuristic dystopian fiction. Don’t expect the movie to mimic the book, you’ll be disappointed. Read this as a stand alone work of fiction which takes the reader through twists, turns, games, daily life, and small details of a crazy matrix. I read this before a movie was in the works but the storytelling and details placed one in my head. Enjoy this book but then take a giant step back to see the youth of today. 45

Keefe Secen

AWESOME BOOK5 star

This is an awesome book, with a great idea, and perfectly written. Humor is the best part, and as well as the mix of video game references over the centuries. 55

dovestar_lps

That long leg5 star

The leg 55

KendiKat😸

Awesome!!5 star

This book was a stunning mix of romance, action, and everything. it’s 100% better than the movie and i’m so happy i got to read it 55

Freymk

Great read5 star

Loved this book. World building was amazing. The movie, on the other hand, was a huge let down. 55

Zappafish

Ready player one5 star

Well I think it's time to read this book 55

dvial5

Awesome5 star

I read the sample and am thinking about buying it. I really hope Ernest Cline comes out with new books! 55

Masdawg2004

Ready Player One5 star

This book was amazing. I really connected to all of the characters and enjoyed it so much hat I finished it in one sitting 55

kobayashimarue

Look closely5 star

Look at the cover. Is there anything...odd? I lost my crap when I noticed it 😂😂😂😂 55

2USB.ru

Первый игрок готовься3 star

По русскому 35

ItsAVanes

This is totally my favorite book, 11/105 star

Read this, now 55

Shay Boogie

Love!5 star

This book is honestly amazing! Everyone should read it. I’m going to see the movie tomorrow and I hope it does it justice. 55

Coach Dunlop

Absolutely Thriing5 star

As soon as I started reading this book, I couldn’t help myself from being glued to it. I would catch myself reveling in the world of gaming and how it could be expanding into such an interesting way. This has to be one of the most interesting books I’ve read this year. I would say this is a must read for science fiction fans and gamers alike. 55

Gibstro

AMAZING!!!5 star

This is my favorite book in the whole world!!! I loved it sooo much i couldn't stop reading it. Chapter after chapter, i couldn't stop! I read it in 1 week which is surprising for me since i don't like reading. I loved the movie and that was also my favorite movie of all time but the book was 50x better! People who dont even like videogames will certainly love this book. It made me also look at my PC and X-Box and PS4 and see how bad it is and now im dying to have access to the OASSIS (or just a better VR set), 55

TydeusC

Amazing book5 star

One of the best books I’ve ever read didn’t want it to end 55

swisschissman

Amazing5 star

If you like pop culture,gaming,or movies this is a mix of all of the them and it’s just incredible READ NOW!!! 55

Whyuhatin

Jdndnd5 star

Loved it 55


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