14.7.12

Review: Ready Player One


Ready Player One
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I would have given it four stars had it not relied upon the tired trope of love made him discover the real world. But I'll forgive a lot for freshman effort. Lot of time and love went into the writing of this book.
But as I said in my status reports, there were several times where he wasn't writing from 2044 so much as he was projecting to it. No confidence that in the world of GSS and IOI orgs like Wikipedia and YouTube and programs like Saturday Night Live will still exist.
This story did give me serious bouts of nostalgia, I give it high marks for that. Really do wish I could give it another 1/2 star. I hate the scalar rating system. There are multiple nuances to how I judge a read, and a 1-5 scale doesn't do it. I'd give this 4 stars easily for the way it made me feel, and the 3 is for the way it was written.



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