Book Review of
Ready Player One
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.
Online so many people have talked about how wonderful Ready Player One is, so I finally picked it up to read. I enjoyed the first half even though it was a little confusing to me because I am not a gamer as you know I am a reader. I think that if you are a gamer or know a gamer who you want to encourage to read, they would probably like this book.
To me though, the ending was a disappointment. I often say that ending decides how I like the book, and because of the ending, I am going with a like a two star out of five. The writing was good, but maybe it was just a little to predictable and odd to me that made it almost not worth reading the first half. If you like fiction and do not mind endings being a down step from the rest of the story, then you will probably like reading this book.