I have an 80’s music playlist on Spotify. It is named “the greatest decade known to mankind”. This may have greatly influenced my review of Ready Player One. (And just like the book, my playlist is not religiously limited to the 80’s). I loved Ready Player One. I held it close, I stroked it, I stayed up all night to…read it. It is my soulmate, my dream, my future, my everything. Ahem. Sorry. It’s been awhile since I was truly excited about a book. So exciting that reading was so fun I could hardly catch my breath and I had […]
This book is a hot mess. And I mean that in the best possible sense. *minor spoilers* There’s a dog that wanted half its body shaved so that it could steal food easier. She figured she wouldn’t be recognized that way. Ronald McDonald eats his own intestines. Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, and (maybe) Fred Durst are in this book – but not really. The main character, Dave, is bitten by a drug named “Soy Sauce” that John, Dave’s friend, got from a mysterious Jamaican. The Soy Sauce gives the user special powers (like being able to distract a man manufacturing […]
Oh dear. I’m going to keep this exceptionally short, as I don’t really have anything good to say. Like many of you, I really, really wanted to like this one. I tried really hard to keep Ready Player One out of my mind, and I tried not to compare the two while I was reading this one. And for almost half of Armada, I was ok. I was annoyed, and yes, I realized that this one wasn’t as good as RPO, but I was still sort of having fun. SPOILERY STUFF And then everyone went to the moon, and all […]
I knew that I had missed something important when I saw the number of my friends on Goodreads who had read this book and loved it, and then was chastised by someone for not having read it yet once I had put it on my “to read” shelf. All right already! 🙂 It was the next book I picked up, and everyone was right: it was fantastic! I finished this book weeks ago, and I am a big jet lagged so this will be brief. Coming of age + lives lived online + dystopian setting + underdogs vs the man […]
I had heard great things about Ready Player One but for some reason I didn’t read when it first came out, I think I’ll blame it on pregnancy or a baby–I had 3 in 4 years and I think this was one of those years, because this really does seem like this would be something that I would be dying to read…so I must’ve been babyin’ it up or something. The buzz has since died down a little, but every single time I asked someone for a book recommendation he/she would say to me, “You know? I think you’d like […]
This one almost feels like a cheat, since I knew going in I was likely going to rate this 5 stars. I enjoyed the book tremendously when I read it the first time nearly three years ago for Cannonball Read 4. This year I have tackled my dislike/fear of the audiobook experience, and decided on a whim that I really did want to hear the Wil Wheaton version of Parzival’s story. It was simply a delight. In case you aren’t familiar, here’s Goodreads to give you the plot summary: It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an […]
Target: Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One Profile: Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Pop Culture, Adventure! Ready Player One is one of those books that’s been sitting on the shelves at Barnes and Nobel taunting me with nearly universal acclaim for longer than I care to think about. Not only that, but it falls clearly into my ‘near future, speculative fiction’ bailiwick and even focuses on video game culture, so I really have no excuse as to why I’m only just now adding it to my library. And that’s a shame, because it really is quite good. … Any returning readers will […]
I just found out that Wil Wheaton did the audio version of this book (which I will be getting shortly). That in itself should tell you how awesome it is, but you could still read my review if you want.