Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

MY RATING : ★★★★★

 

“Virtual sex, no matter how realistic, was really nothing but glorified, computer-assisted masturbation.”
― Ernest Cline

It’s 2044, the Earth is slowly collapsing, some humans are living in awful conditions while other enjoy fancy lifestyle as the gap between social classes keeps ripping off. But one thing everyone has in common : at the end of the day, everyone is logged in and ready to enter the OASIS

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The OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation) is a MASSIVELY multiplayer virtual reality game. James Halliday is his creator and unfortunately, the billionnaire is dying. Leaving behind his fortune to ONE player who will have the chance to receive everything he owns. All of his heritage.

xssxHowever, to receive the Grand Prize the winner has to find 3 keys and unlock their gates and grab the Easter Egg. Those clues are spread throughout OASIS. 

This is the story of the winner’s journey. 

OKAY FIRST, HOW COOL DOES THAT SOUND?! I was totally hooked by the idea of game in a game #inception.

SECOND, the OASIS universe was WONDERFULLY done. You can get a job, go to school, buy stuff, create your own appartment, having friends, in that universe. You can also jump between different world and planets depending on your level. Some sectors allow magic and technology/weapons while others do not.

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THE CHARACTERS are so unique ! Because it’s an online world, you can pratically be anyone you want to be. From your deepest desire to your wildest fantasy. There’s also that doubt and suspicion clouding the air. Who are they exactly? How do they look like? And AHMYGOD. The biggest plot twist in the book is in the character’s real identity hahaha 😀

THE TWISTS AND TURNS never fail me. AND It’s action packed ! AMEN.

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A LITTLE WARNING: There will be A LOT of videogames, movies, books references. It is a real tribute to geeks all over the world haha. Don’t be intimidated by that aspect. You can always overlook them and simply enjoy the storyline! 

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Finally, as I always love in a book, is to learn new things and also reflect on the impacts of the future technology. This book offered a lot of downsides and upsides of a virtual reality game accessible to everyone. The lesson from this book is : we cannot stop the technology to outgrow (because there will be obviously science breakthrough faster and faster) but we can control ourselves and not be the slaves of those tools.

P.S : A MOVIE IS COMING OUT IN 2018 DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG 😀 

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Purchase the book: Chapters/Indigo-11.90$

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35 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m reading this right now. Totally laughed out loud at the quote you posted. I think people thought I was crazy 😜

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    1. transhaan says:

      LOOL !! Did you come to that part yet?? Hahah how you find it so far ? 😀 – Trang

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      1. I just got past that part : ) I love the ingenuity of the story. Hopefully it picks up a little more. I think the movie will be awesome, especially because Spielberg is directing it.

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  2. Word Wonders says:

    THERE WILL BE A MOVIE FOR THIS ? I. NEED. THIS BOOK. NOW.
    K. It’s sounds so fascinating and thrilling and just plain amazing. The premise is so unique, I’m definitely checking it out !

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    1. transhaan says:

      YEE THERE WILL BE A MOVIEE 😀 In 2018 man!! I’m so excited hahah 😀 I’m sure its gonna be big because the virtual reality is already growing !

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  3. ravenblake99 says:

    Wow, this sounds pretty amazing! I must read it ASAP!
    Great Review! 😀

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    1. transhaan says:

      Thank you so much :D!!

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  4. masonlou says:

    Great review. This is such an amazing book. Have you read armada?

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    1. transhaan says:

      Thank you!! And no I havent read Armada yet 😦 Did you read it? Did you like it?

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  5. YES! I ADORED this book and I’m so glad you liked it too! LOVE the graphics you made, haha, they are perfect!

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    1. transhaan says:

      Hahha yayy so happy you like it !! 😀

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  6. Okay. You’ve convinced me to try this. I read Armada but I wasn’t able to get into it so I was going to skip this but it sounds too amazing to pass up! Awesome review!🙋🏻

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    1. transhaan says:

      WOHOO 😀 Yayy !! Give this book a chance 😉 And you can always overlook al the videogames references but mann stay for the story! ITS SOO GOOD. And The writing is amazing! -Trang

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  7. Do you have an oculus yet?

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    1. transhaan says:

      Hahha not yet T_T It will be everywhere pretty soon enough haha 😀

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  8. I’ve been seeing this book for quite some time and it’s only here where I got to know its story. The premise looks promising, though I already have my right doses of people inside virtual reality from anime =p Piqued how this one turns out .

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    1. transhaan says:

      LOOL omg which anime has this subject? :O Is there one you really like in particular? And thank you so much for passing by!! 😀

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  9. Sword Art Online comes to mind. There’s also the Hack series. Both are about people trapped in a game.

    If you want something fun and family-oriented, there’s Summer Wars. It’s about the internet being controlled by a virus. It nicely compares simple and traditional family life to the complications of technology in a really enjoying way

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  10. Ravenclaw Book Club says:

    What a cool review! x

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    1. transhaan says:

      Thank you ! 😀

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  11. Great to here more positive buzz on this book. I got it as a gift for Christmas but have yet to get around to it. I’m so far behind on my reading list.

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    1. transhaan says:

      Omgg I think You WILL LOVE IT 😏 okay not jinxing anything ahaha but yess just get to it😀 I’m dying to see what you think about it !!

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  12. Yaaasss!

    I’m so glad you loved this book as much as I did.
    I know a lot about geek culture, but not enough clearly! There were so many things I didn’t know that Ernest Cline was referencing. But I read the entire book with Google open on my phone, so I could always research a vague reference. This helped immensely in my enjoyment of the story. It’s not necessary, but so worth it.

    Great review and graphics! You’re always so clever with your reviews, Trang.

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    1. transhaan says:

      YASSSS !! I’m so happy to hear that someone have read this and loved it too 😀 !! Haha I KNOW RIGHT the number of references in there O_O I had some knowledge but that was another level of geek-iness LOL Thank you very much for the kind words ❤ Super appreciated! I'm wondering how the movie is going to turn out.. since the story is mostly in the OASIS world :O – Trang

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  13. Great review! I like your screen grabs – gives a good visual of how the books feels. I like your last point about not being able to stop technology but not letting the technology control us. Really good book!

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    1. transhaan says:

      Thank you so much !! This book was such a wonder 😍😍 Im happy you like that point ahha 😀 its a big thing now the immersion experience 😱

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  14. Awesome review! Love the quote. :p Been meaning to read this for a while hope to do it soon! 🙂

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    1. transhaan says:

      Thank you so much !! 😀 hahah what a quote right 😂 let me know once you review it !

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  15. Lovely review!!! I love your graphical representations of oasis! 🙂

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    1. transhaan says:

      Thank youu ❤🙆🙆!!

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