Ready Player One

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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.

Jag lyssnade på den här boken på Storytel och den var så bra! Wil Wheaton läste boken och gjorde det med bravur. Jag skrattade högt flera gånger.

Boken är full med en massa 80-talsreferenser från filmer, dataspel, rollspel, musik och annan populärkultur. Helt underbart!  Det var sambon som läste boken först och som älskade den. Efter det har vi kollat på både Wargames och Blade Runner eftersom de nämns i boken.

Läs den! Författare är Ernest Cline och hans nya bok Armada kommer ut 14 juli. Dessutom så har han skrivit manus till filmatiseringarna av Ready Player One och Armada.

5 thoughts on “Ready Player One

  1. svxrt40 says:

    Det blir nästa att lyssna på. Ska bara hinna igenom partials först

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