Book Report: Ready Player One By Ernest Cline

1 month ago

Ready Player One

Re-read this Ready Player One around my birthday in 8 hours, max, There is a reason to that. See, the film was released on 29th March, the same day as of my birthday.

I thought I am going to watch the film and I wanted to be prepared for the whole thing. So, I kind of overwhelmed myself and re-read the entire thing in 8 hours, But, turns out those eight hours were not really required. Yet I still decided to write a review because I wanted to. Why do you need a reason again? xD

“I wish someone had just told me the truth right up front, as soon as I was old enough to understand it. I wish someone had just said: “Here’s the deal, Wade. You’re something called a ‘human being.’ That’s a really smart kind of animal. Like every other animal on this planet, we’re descended from a single-celled organism that lived millions of years ago. This happened by a process called evolution, and you’ll learn more about it But trust me, that’s really how we all got here. There’s proof of it everywhere, buried in the rocks. That story you heard? About how we were all created by a super-powerful dude named God who lives up in the sky? Total bullshit. The whole God thing is actually an ancient fairy tale that people have been telling one another for thousands of years. We made it all up. Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. “Oh, and by the way … there’s no Santa Claus or Easter Bunny. Also bullshit. Sorry, kid Deal with it.” 

What is Ready Player One all about?

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

Review. Ready Player One.

The second round was much a lot more fun than I anticipated. No really, anyone who has read this book and enjoyed it, read it again, you will love it. Anyone who read it and didn’t enjoy it, read it again, YOU WILL DEFINITELY FALL IN LOVE.

Ready player one is a dream fandom for all the 80s lover, not even kidding. All the films, books, music, games, series and I don’t know what not they give out is just. I want to create my own playlist on Spotify for this. Anyone who has already done that please share a link to your playlist and I shall feature it.

Besides that.

“And then one night, like a complete idiot, I told her how I felt.”

So you know.

Listing out the reasons because why not? right?

  • Characters. Such relatable, diverse characters.
  • Art3mis was such a badass– I was all over her, of course, Wade had no other choice as well.
  • Romance. I mean- not the main focus but the exchange between Wade and Art3mis was so incredibly cute, so cheeseballs, I wanted to go inside the book and pull their cheeks apart. 😀 That’s what I do.

“I love this song!”… [ME TOO….”Time After Time”, by Cyndi Lauper]….Art3mis shouted.
Her eyes darted toward the dance floor. I looked at her uncertainly. “What’s wrong?” she said with mock sympathy. “Can’t a boy dance?” 
“She abruptly locked into the beat, bobbing her head, gyrating her hips. Then she pushed off from the floor with both feet and began to float upword, drifting toward the groove zone. I stared up at her, temporarily frozen, mustering my courage”.
“All right”. I muttered to myself. “What the hell.”

  • I mean the pacing. Phhosh. We are not resting because we cannot.
  • The learning outcome, it wasn’t good and the bad and all the diverse, but so much more important, something our generation should relate because we are living a virtual life right now, aren’t we? AHH HECK YEAH. Reality is important. I am still living under a rock, not meeting people because books and book characters are my only friends.

“…as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.”

  • I mean the plot twists? I am not going to tell you how many but there were a lot, everything is going to surprise you, everyone is going to surprise. Nobody is what they claim to be.
  • The level of sarcasm is so high, it brought me joy. Sorry, NOT SORRY.

If you would have asked me what I wanted to change in the book a few years back, I would have said the world building and information dump in the very beginning of the book but the second time around I would say that is what made the book what it is, that is what made it so much fun and so NO, I don’t want to change anything about the book at all.

I think this reasons enough for you to pick it up and read it. Read it before you watch the film. The film is way different than the book and you might end up disliking the story overall. So.

What is that one thing that you love about this book?


Rating: 5/5 stars.

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Love,

Mridu

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