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Ready Player One MTI Edition
Contributor(s): Cline, Ernest
ISBN: 0804190135     ISBN-13: 9780804190138
Publisher: Broadway Books
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Product Type: Paperback
Published: January 2018
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Annotation: Immersed in a mid-21st-century virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty and disease, Wade Watts joins a violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's wealthy creator, who has promised that the winner will be his heir, in a book that is the basis for the forthcoming film. Reprint. Movie tie-in. A New York Times best-seller.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Regression (Civilization); Fiction.
Virtual reality; Fiction.
Utopias; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Science Fiction | Adventure
- Fiction | Thrillers
Dewey: 813/.6
LCCN: 2017478646
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.00" W x 1.00" (0.62 lbs) 374 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q56903
Reading Level: 8.4   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 30.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 April #4)

This adrenaline shot of uncut geekdom, a quest through a virtual world, is loaded with enough 1980s nostalgia to please even the most devoted John Hughes fans. In a bleak but easily imagined 2044, Wade Watts, an impoverished high school student who calls a vertically stacked trailer park home, lives primarily online, alongside billions of others, via a massive online game, OASIS, where players race to unravel the puzzles OASIS creator James Halliday built into the game before his death, with the winner taking control of the virtual world's parent company, as well as staggering wealth. When Wade stumbles on a clue, he's plunged into high-stakes conflict with a corporation dedicated to unraveling Halliday's riddles, which draw from Dungeons and Dragons, old Atari video games, the cinematic computer hacker ode War Games, and that wellspring of geek humor, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (Of course.) The science fiction, video game, technology, and geeky musical references pile up quickly, sometimes a bit much so, but sweet, self-deprecating Wade, whose universe is an odd mix of the real past and the virtual present, is the perfect lovable/unlikely hero. (Aug.)

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