In the 2018 Reading Challenge “Ready Player One” satisfied the book made into a movie category. I originally found this book at an independent bookstore, and picked it up based on the snippet written by a staff member. Some time after I purchased the book, I went to the movies. While I was anxiously awaiting the movie to begin, I saw a trailer for a movie of this book. It captivated me and I felt the urge to move this book up on my TBR list.
“Ready Player One” is an adventure read that is sure to capture a variety of readers with its elements. This book has just about everything from video games and virtual reality, good guy vs bad guy, a hero, 80’s throwbacks and a little budding romance. It’s unbelievable how Ernest Cline found a way to encompass such a variety into his writing. The variety adds to the story line making it spectacular.
The best, yet possibly most cliche part of the story was the battle between the good guys trying to save the world, while the bad guys just want everything for themselves. This served as the main point of conflict in the story, and what a joy it was to read. Ernest Cline’s writing brought thrill to the battles and anticipation to how events would play out. He keeps the reader on the edge of their seat nearly guessing at who is going to win, eagerly awaiting the excitement of the final battle.
While reading, I found myself intrigued, wondering about how this story would look in real life, particularly involving virtual reality. Virtual reality in real life is just starting out, while in the book it’s nearly a main character. I couldn’t help but wonder how different life would be if the book came to life. What do you think life would be like if “Ready Player One” came to life?