Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 05/04/2012
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Ready Player One
Geek heaven
A thrilling quest in an enormous virtual reality, I loved this book and I think it's pretty secure in its position as one of my favourite reads of this yea... READ MORE
Sian Allen
Ready Player One
Ready Player One
An 80's pop-culture geekfest, this is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Matrix meets Avatar meets World of Warcraft! Admittedly, there were some... READ MORE
Sammy Ingram at Piccadilly
Ready Player One
A must read if you consider yourself even in the slightest bit geeky.
If you like 80's movies, music, have played video games and you're even the slightest bit cineliterate this is the perfect book. The wonderful moments whe... READ MORE
Paul at Brentwood
Ready Player One
We are Geeks
I bought ready player one for a geeky mate (who owns a collection of arcade and pinball machines) as a birthday present. The next day he gave me it back an... READ MORE
Phill Vincent
Ready Player One
Not just for the geeks
The is without a doubt one of the best books of the last decade and is very much of its time. In 50 years we'll be reading this and laughing at what is so ... READ MORE
Dave at Taunton
Ready Player One
Level the hell up!
There is no other word to describe this but Legendary. As in the highest level of levels of epic and awesome gamer weapons. This book is incredibly detaile... READ MORE
Jamie-Lee Turner
Ready Player One
Back to the 80's
For a gamer-girl like me, who loves old retro games and has a fondness for all things 80's, this book was almost like a god send. Cline's brilliant story ... READ MORE
Samantha Dudgeon at Stirling
Ready Player One
Ready Player Win!!
This is one of the most epic and geekiest books I have ever read and as a bookseller I am recommending it to everyone. Even as a child of the 90's I loved ... READ MORE
Taran Baker at Midsummer Place Milton Keynes
Ready Player One
We have to go back! Back to the 80's
In the year 2044, the world would much rather spend it's time hooked to virtual reality than deal with a dystopia future that is bordering on collapse. ... READ MORE
Danni at Oxford
Ready Player One
Thrilling from start to finish!
I cannot say enough good about this book. It had been recommended to me by so many people that I regret not listening to them sooner. This book is phenomen... READ MORE
Lee Farnell at Birmingham
Ready Player One
Every other book will seem disappointing
This is my favourite novel of all time! The first time I read it was in 2 7 hour intense reading frenzies. There is only one problem with this book: there ... READ MORE
Emma - Bristol
Ready Player One
Do you ever feel like a book was written just for you?
What if you could play the game of your life and win a fortune? What if the world was watching, and competing alongside you? What if corporations greedy fo... READ MORE
Liam Nicholson at Sheffield Orchard Sq.
Ready Player One
Proud to be a geek
I absolutely loved this book - I have been hand selling to as many people as possible. It is makes me very happy when people come back and tell me how much... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
Ready Player One
Ready Player One
Real life in the year 2044 is not much fun at all. The oil supply has dried up, the environment is screwed up and the only things which seem to be plentifu... READ MORE
Erin Britton
Ready Player One
Catnip for Geeks
Utterly utterly fun to read but also a terrifying prospect of a future where we all immerse ourselves in a faux world instead of exploring our own. My gami... READ MORE
Adam at Liverpool
Ready Player One
Wonderful geeky fun
So, I’m a little late to the party with this one, but it was definitely worth it. I absolutely loved it from beginning to end and it made my inner geek gi... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield

Synopsis

2044. The real world is in ruins. Out of oil, the climate destroyed, famine, poverty and disease are widespread. Like almost everyone, Wade Watts has an escape - 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 almost everyone, he's on the hunt for the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality - control of the OASIS, courtesy of the wish of its now-dead architect, James Halliday. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late 20th 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. Now adapted by Steven Spielberg into a film of the same name, Ready Player One is both the virtual reality novel we wanted all along and the debut of a major talent in genre fiction. Knowing, breathlessly entertaining and dripping with more pop-culture references than every episode of The Simpsons put together, Ernest Cline's eluogy to the 80s has to be one of first essential SF novels of the 21st century.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099560432
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 266g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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Ready Player One
Simply amazing.
I have not been able to put this book down since it arrived. It's fantastic. It's not the type of book I'd usually read but I really enjoyed it. It has par... READ MORE
sazzle94
Ready Player One
9/10
The book takes place in the post-apocalyptic 2050s – a time when people spend most of their lives online because the real world is just too close to dystop... READ MORE
Reviewing Lawyer
Ready Player One
Brilliant read for all ages
Based in 2044 this is the story of 17 year old Wade Watts. The World is a dark place, famine, unemployment, lack of resources abound and the future is very... READ MORE
sharon237
Ready Player One
What a book
Let me start by saying that I would have probably given this book 5 stars if I was born ten years earlier. The book itself is full of 80s and 90s pop cultu... READ MORE
C Bolton
Ready Player One
Fantastic
This book if it could be labeled is like a Scifi movie with an 80s MTV soundtrack that would make John Hughes jealous. I was unable to put this book down i... READ MORE
cjkip76
Ready Player One
Ready One New Tab
I never knew then but now in-fact after reading Ready Player One I would much rather have been born in 1976 over the much lamer 1996 as so I could live thr... READ MORE
Sean Mckay
Ready Player One
Absolutely brilliant!
There hasn't been a book in over ten years that has captured my attention and refused to let go quite like this one. I wanted to cross this one off my list... READ MORE
Patrick at Newton Abbot
Ready Player One
Amazing
Set in the future where the worlds become neglected Wade spends most of his time in an online game known as the OASIS. The games creator creates a series o... READ MORE
Rebecca O
Ready Player One
Absolutely loved it!
I read this book in two days, just couldn't put it down! Very well written and obviously very well researched by the author. I'm of an age that I remember ... READ MORE
oct31sew
Ready Player One
One for the 80's geek!
Is this the internet in 15 years time? Possibly. In this world that Cline has created, the internet is a fully body experience, that players and participa... READ MORE
Half Man Half Book
Ready Player One
An absolute classic!
This book is perfect for lovers of both online gaming and children of the 80's alike! I devoured this in a couple of days!
Scott Campbell
Ready Player One
Amazing
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I could not put it down when I started it. I've never been much of a big reader but this took my breath awa... READ MORE
Rebecca Tyson
Ready Player One
A thrilling love letter to gaming culture
This book is, quite simply, one of the best books I've ever read. Without giving much away, it's a fantastic story that romps through the virtual reality e... READ MORE
Derek Bell
Ready Player One
A must read!
Received this as a Christmas present and finished within 3 days! An amazing book that I could not put down, I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone ... READ MORE
Lucy Storey
Ready Player One
Not For Me!
Let me start by saying I really hardly ever give up on a book. And I NEVER give up on a book that I read past the half way mark. But my boyfriend was getti... READ MORE
Natasha Ley
Ready Player One
I literally couldn't put it down!
It was such a gripping read, I whizzed through it in a matter of hours because I just couldn't stop. The whole concept and premise of the story is amazing ... READ MORE
Floss Green
Ready Player One
Third time's the charm!
I started this book ages ago, then put it down and forgot about it. I started it again after I watched the film, but again, I stopped reading it for some r... READ MORE
Clare R
Ready Player One
Forget the movie!
Get the book! Forget the movie!! Pop culture at its best! Thrilling emotions rollercoaster of puzzles and video games that will get you so invested tha... READ MORE
Ester  Reed
Ready Player One
Fantastic read
Wasn’t sure I would like this book, but decided to give it a go. Was brilliant and couldn’t put it down. Was routing for the protagonists. Loved it far ... READ MORE
Sheila Lebbon
Ready Player One
Loved this book.
The story is fast paced and imaginative with great characters who you really love (or hate, there are the bad guys). 1980s references all the way, especial... READ MORE
Yorkshire Carol
Ready Player One
Loved This One
I really enjoyed this book. I was brought into their world so easily. I love the 80’s so loved all the references. I would definitely recommend this one.
Amber Davis
Ready Player One
AMAZING
This was my favourite book I read in 2020 (keeping in mind I generally don’t like this genre). The characters were all memorable and with their own distinc... READ MORE
Daisy
Ready Player One
Amazing
would definitely recommend, I absolutely loved this book, only problem was that it had to end, can't wait for the film adaptation next year!
Nathan_Scott
Ready Player One
Loved It!
Ready Player One has to be my very favourite Science Fiction novels. If you're a fan of technology/video games and general geekiness THIS is the book for y... READ MORE
GGMattt
Ready Player One
Great Book, Better than the Film
If you like 80s pop culture and gaming then you will like this book. The story is well thought out and engaging, I didn’t want to put it down. I read the b... READ MORE
Joanne Baldry
Ready Player One
Absolutely wonderful!
Could not put the book down. I laughed, I cried and felt such a connection to the story. I can’t help but recommend this to everyone. A must read! Can’... READ MORE
Jasmine Kizilkaya
Ready Player One
Absolutely amazing
I actually got this book in 2019 and finished it in a week! I have also read Ready Player Two and unlike others, I very much enjoyed it however I have just... READ MORE
Alexa Bryden
Ready Player One
Amazing book. Too bad the sequel and film ruined it...
Loved the innovation, crisp commentary on 80s and 90s culture and I loved the race down memory lane of Ataris, Segas, board games and TV shows. A darling ... READ MORE
Ella Blake