Book Talk: Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

I wasn't planning to read this book. I wasn't even expecting to like this book once I decided to read it. Like I've said before, I pick out books based on their cover and their title. This book had neither pleasing to me. But everyone was recommending that I read this book. My husband read this book before I did and he even wanted me to read it, so I did. I loved it. I couldn't get enough of it.

It's 2044 and virtual reality is better than the world that we live in, and the Oasis makes it that way. The Oasis is this virtual world where you can be whoever you want to be and basically do whatever you want to do. You can shop, play games of all sorts, and even go to school without anyone really knowing who you are, but who you show to be. When the creator of the Oasis dies, he leaves his billions behind to one person. The one person who can solve this crazy game to find the egg. No one said it was going to be easy. It actually seems impossible until 5 years later, when a young boy finds the first clue. Now the hunt for this egg is really on and you'd be surprised to hear of people willing to kill for clues to be the first to find the egg.

I'm telling you I literally had no interest in this book and had no clue to what some of the references made in this book meant or what the references were. But that didn't stop me from wanting to read it. I understood the basics. I knew what virtual reality was. I knew what some of the first game systems were. It's so exciting to envision this virtual world and the people in it. 

If you like the type of books that take you into a completely different world, you have got to read this! There's clearly a good reason everyone recommends it, and now I understand why.

Love & Light,