Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by Crown
Source: Purchased @ Kindle Store
Utterly, utterly amazing! This is only January but I'll be hard-pressed to find a book that will pass this as the number one book of my year! There are thousands of reviews of this so I'll come at this a little differently. I actually read Armada first, when it came out and I enjoyed it to a point, but now I really understand why readers were underwhelmed with it as a second book. Honestly, Cline will probably always find his future writing compared as never quite reaching the heights of this, his first novel. He genuinely hit the mark with his first novel. This doesn' just have lots of eighties references, the whole thing is virtual immersion into eighties geek culture. Having come of age in the eighties myself, and now thinking of them as my glory days I sooooo get this book and pretty much remembered playing every Atari game, Arcade game, freaking over every song, loving every movie, TV show, etc. My best friend even had a ColecoVision! Just a fantastic story and I absolutely cannot wait for the movie! So glad it's a Spielberg vehicle! Just awesome!