Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I love it, I just love this book. Call me a nerd, geek or whatever, I just love how this book was written. So much fun and it's so interactive that you are able to visualize what has been described. It has so much elements from the 80s and I can't seem to stop myself from falling in love over and over again.

The writing is simple to get yourself into the world that was created. What holds me back is when something famous or familiar has been mentioned and I can't seem to stop myself from the Google-ing habit by searching all of the stuff mentioned. Ahh... Memories.

Plot wise. OMG, it's like a roller coaster ride! It goes up with so much anticipation, and you were let down with some stupid "I-should-know-better-than-to-get-myself-into-this-mess" kinda situation. Then it went back up again, and it goes down until it reaches the end. The end was so good to the point where you would say the book ended just right. No more no less.

"The OASIS was an online utopia (Virtual Utopia), a holodeck for the home. And its biggest selling point? It was free." -- Parzival

Never in my fiction reading life have I read about stuff in the far future has the words UTOPIA in it. In today's context of the future are all written with a dystopia world. Come on! There are at least some good world out there to talk about and this has lives up to it's expectations by portraying AT LEAST a virtual utopia. This very sentence itself caught my attention and made my day by making the right choice to read this book. There, I've said it. Too much Dystopia genre already... Enough already! I'm a really mean reader...

I would argue that masturbation is the human animal’s most important adaptation. The very cornerstone of our technological civilization. Our hands evolved to grip tools, all right—including our own. You see, thinkers, inventors, and scientists are usually geeks, and geeks have a harder time getting laid than anyone. Without the built-in sexual release valve provided by masturbation, it’s doubtful that early humans would have ever mastered the secrets of fire or discovered the wheel. And you can bet that Galileo, Newton, and Einstein never would have made their discoveries if they hadn’t first been able to clear their heads by slapping the salami (or “knocking a few protons off the old hydrogen atom”). The same goes for Marie Curie. Before she discovered radium, you can be certain she first discovered the little man in the canoe. -- Parzival

Well-said, honey, well-said.

Talk about songs being mentioned, to name a few (Sorry, I just can't help myself):-
1) Midnight Oil - 1987 - Beds Are Burning
2) The Plimsouls - 1983 - A Million Miles Away
3) John Waite - 1985 - Change
4) Def Leppard- 1987 - Pour Some Sugar on Me
5) Schoolhouse Rock - 1973 - 3 Is A Magic Number
6) AC/DC - 1976 - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
7) Rush - 1982 - Subdivisions

Moreover, recently I've read that Steven Spielberg has already signed on to direct this movie. Please please please don't screw this up. This is such a good book, please don't screw this up for the sake of the readers.

Ratings: 5 out of 5 stars

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