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Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter prizes. Feb 01, James Trevino rated it it was amazing. So you know that time when you read a really good book and then, for some reason, you wait forever to make a review, so the little things that would've made your review 'spicy' are gone from memory?
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Will teenager Wade Watts be the Loking As I've said in the past, every once in a while a reader will unearth a book that feels as if it was written especially for them. For me, Ready Player One is In the LLooking future ofthe world is going down the crapper and many people spend most of their free time playing OASIS, an online virtual reality game, Looking for my frog Haifa through every minute detail of the creator's life, for whomever unravels a series of riddles James Halliday left behind inherits it all.
For me, Ready Player One is one of those books. I wasn't completely Lopking at first. Then he referenced The Last Starfighter and I suddenly became more interested. By the time the Tomb of Horrors was mentioned, I was completely hooked. The plot's structure isn't that revolutionary. It's pretty much your standard hero's journey. As the story unfolded, the characters are what made the book unputdownable.
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No matter how increasingly ubiquitous computers become, I just don't foresee Second Life replacing the first one FarmVille may have replaced actual farming, but that conversation involves a lecture on government subsidies that I just don't have time for at the moment.
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I don't have that strong a desire to escape fdog real world, as dissatisfying as it can be sometimes, as much as I'd rather be a Han Looking for my frog Haifa avatar flying around in the Falcon. Ernest Cline, by all accounts, was exactly that geek, getting lost in fantasy worlds. And I give him credit: Imagine the world forty years from now: Corporations have replaced governments with puppet regimes all voting is online, so only celebrities and reality stars have a shot at office.
The environment is in shambles, the Great Recession is in its fourth decade, overcrowded and dangerous cities are surrounded by suburban wastelands. Would not you rather stay in your efficiency apartment and play virtual reality? Wade is an overweight and Lopking teen who barely has a life outside of OASIS, a web platform that, byhas totally replaced the internet Looikng travel dangerous and difficult, most everyday commerce is virtual. Lookibg real life Looking for my frog Haifa.
His parents are dead, and he lives in a teetering foot-tall stack of trailers with his cruel aunt and her abusive boyfriend of the month.
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He was getting Looking for my frog Haifa up too much at school, so now he goes to classes online. For years, no one has been able to crack even the first clue to its location, though not for lack of trying: Your Friends in Evil Since Most of their efforts are focused on studying the obsessions of Halliday's Teen hookups Massena, which they figure are key to winning Looking for my frog Haifa hunt. Conveniently North collins NY bi horney housewifes Cline, his and Halliday's obsessions are one and the same: Gaming, TV, movies, music -- if someone has gotten into a heated debate over it in a basement somewhere, or painted a mural of it on the side of a van, it's in here.
Look, this book is a Looking for my frog Haifa of fun. I read it compulsively, like few books in recent memory. I don't think it is very well written. I have a lot of problems with it: Wade is a cypher, a blatant audience surrogate provided the audience is or has been an introverted teen boy, which There is this whole romance angle between Wade and another hunter, Art3mis, that is just there because the plot needs a love interest.
There is frequent, blatant exposition that often makes no sense Wade tells his story in the first person, presumably to his contemporaries, so why is he explaining very basic things like what OASIS is and how you operate within it? The background of various geek properties is often given in exhaustive, Wikipedia-like detail. I find it hard to believe Bowdon North Dakota nude girls the solutions to the puzzles Looking for my frog Haifa undiscovered for five years, since they seem pretty obvious to me and my limited experience in online alternate reality games has taught me that there is no puzzle so complex that the internet won't solve it given 20 minutes and a Yahoo message board read up on "The Beast" sometime for an interesting example.
Oh, also there are several blatant continuity errors within chapters or even from one page to the next minor example: I still loved the crap out of every page. The plot is as propulsive, structured and satisfying as The Hunger Games. The corporate villains raise the real world stakes when they start murdering gamers offline. And Cline takes full advantage of an unlimited sandbox of geekdom, dreaming up some very cool scenarios want to literally immerse yourself in your favorite '80s movie?
How about transform into Ultraman to fight Mecha-Godzilla and Voltron? What's most fun is waiting around for Cline to name-drop your geek property of choice. Will there still be annoying Browncoats in ? Wade zooms around virtual space in a Firefly class shuttle. Lightsabers, transporters StarsLooking for my frog Haifa Wars and Trek. More video games than I can count but no classic Nintendo! Where is Mario in all of this?
Back to the Future. If this book taught me anything, it is that I am a bigger geek than I ever imagined.
Can you enjoy this book without getting all the references? That is where I Looking for my frog Haifa confused. I believe this is being published as a YA title, and it's certainly written as one. Yet today's Ys think the '80s sound like they happened a looooong time ago, and I haven't read a YA book packed with jokey references to obscure s pop culture lately.
I mean, do kids even know what a "modem" is? If you gained sentience post, the internet has just always been there, floating through the air. Looking for my frog Haifa do you mean, they used to require a phone line and Ladies seeking casual sex Blocksburg California annoying noises? A computer that uses a tape deck instead of a floppy disk drive?
A What is a "cassette tape"? B What is a "floppy disk"? Ooh, is it dirty? This book will probably make you feel old. I am not even old and it made me feel old.
Remember AOL busy signals? Remember when no one had cell phones? Remember when no one but engineers, the military and Matthew Broderick had the internet? But how long until I'm senile?
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Probably not that long. View all 32 comments. Aug 16, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: If you find yourself in one of the above predicaments especially the last onerather than raging at the unfairness of the world The Oasis is free to use i. The above is just a brief thumbnail of the Oasis which is incredibly complex and amazingly cool. With that brief background, the plot concerns a race to control the Oasis after Halliday dies Bochum women seeking cock leaves a most unusual will.
That's about it for the plot description, but the real fun is in the pop culture details Looking for my frog Haifa saturate every page of the narrative. This is great escapism and I had a lot of fun Looking for my frog Haifa it. I mean given the subject matter, 4 stars was almost pre-ordained.
Still, I did really enjoy myself and the 4 stars are much deserved. It Looking for my frog Haifa wasn't perfect and I so wanted it to be perfect I certainly recommend going that route if you have the chance.
I did my best and you guys should really put out a comprehensive dictionary to help us noobs out. View all 45 comments. Happy Birthday Wade Watts In the remaining characters left, I will sum up an English review if u r interested enough in my humble English reviews. I will always love an s related novel View all 25 comments.
I spent a big chunk of my childhood hanging out in a Looking for my frog Haifa simulation of Sesame Street, singing songs with friendly Muppets and playing interactive games that taught me how to walk, talk, add, subtract, read, write, and share. We stood on the volcanic surface of Io while our teacher explained how Sex in everett.
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It's also important to know the '80s pop culture awesomeness isn't superfluous--it naturally extends from the plot line. Wade Watts lives in a bleak future version of our world where the majority escape their mundane existence by spending Looking for my frog Haifa much time as humanly possible in virtual realities. The realities Wade visits are mostly inspired by the '80s and popular geek culture spanning from the advent of gym-sized computers to our present.
You can level up your avatar by completing quests, MMO-style, which also helps you accumulate armor and weapons.
It's like WoW immersion. But Wade's focus, along with many, many others is the pursuit of deceased Looking for my frog Haifa Halliday's, the creator of the OASIS the Looking for my frog Haifa reality space in which all these worlds existEaster Egg. Halliday was socially awkward in the extreme, you see, thus leaving him without friends or family to bequeath his multi-billion dollar fortune to. So he created a quest, solvable by deciphering obscure clues referencing his favorite games, movies, and music.
It's been over five years since Halliday's death, and no one has been able to complete even the first leg of the three part journey.
But that's about to change. If you've ever wished you had your own Star Wars X-Wing, or wanted to explore Azeroth in person, this book will have Local sluts Deerfield Street New Jersey green with envy and simultaneously fangirling harder than you ever have in your life.
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