In the year 2045, 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.
i read this book because i bought this book a long time ago and heard about the movie. I wanted to read the book before i watched the movie.
I found this book to be an okay to kinda good read. I say this because it was quite slow in the beginning and nothing was happening plot wise, although it picked up later on. It took me a long to get into it and actually enjoy reading it. I was going to dnf it at one point but didn’t. One aspect of the book I didn’t enjoy was the romance,which there’s not much of anyway. I found it to be too forced and too fast and weird for me. We didn’t get to see any development and just got a page or paragraph of what happened in a sort of past tense and that was it. I think they should have met sooner, which might have made me like it more. I was often confused by the 80s references,I did understand some of them.I didn’t connect to Wade’s character at all and liked Daito and Shoto the best. The ending is what I enjoyed most and is what I bumped up the rating for.
I’m still looking forward to watching the movie and see how well it’s adapted.
Have you read Ready Player One? What did you think of it?