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***NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG***
A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?
It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.
Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.
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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.
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Entertaining from the middle onward, just don't expect a brilliant book
I honestly had to give it a second go, because I really got put down by the first quarter of the book, initially. Bland writing, mildly interesting unfolding of the story, it seemed a really poor too much of a high-school audience targeted book. I also got slightly offset by the apparent random throwing of geekly 80s references - most of them really didn't serve absolutely any purpose at all in the book - as well as the slight notion that this was too much of a Second Life [un]inspired story. But then, right around the middle of the book, things started to get interesting - enough so to make you want to end it and see what happens. It eventually leads you straight into an interesting alternate reality world that dramatically intertwines with the real one, and it takes some cues of the classic good vs. evil grand battle, woven into a (by then) nicely painted futuristic real word. I actually tasted some realness of this futuristic world, and I liked that. This could easily become good Hollywood material, given the proper quality treatment.
All in all, an easy read if you're not into more meatier books right now, as long as you don't raise your expectations too high.