Author: Ernest Cline
Date Started: 17-08-2019
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪.5
Synopsis from Goodreads
IN THE YEAR 2044, 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.
But 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.
This is going to sound like a typical book lover thing to say but I loved the book more than the film and I mean it.
The book had a lot more of a plot line going for it. The start of the book was a little slow but once the keys where being found the story started to get a lot more interesting. The original story that Ernest Cline wrote, I felt, actually added a lot more to my over all enjoyment of the book and when thinking back on the film, I think it would have more interesting if some of the plot was stuck to a little more.
I have read a Ready Player one sequel is in the works so I can’t wait for that one to be available to buy.