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ready player one

Nineteen eighties Nod

First impression of the book Ready Player One was an intense urge to keep reading. Right from the start the novel is able to grab a person and suck them into the world of Gaming on a new yet old level. The setting is in the future but the future is a nod to the recent past. One thing that Ernest Cline does well is re-live the nineteen eighties culture and history of games and media. Throughout the entire book he uses accurate references to such things as the movie War-games and the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons. He references everything from Family Ties to Pac Man and performing gaming on an arcade machine and using joysticks. If you know anything about the references he makes the book works perfectly to suck you in and feel like you could be Wade on his quest to win billions of dollars. The type of interaction of people to technology was different in the nineteen seventies into the nineties compared to now, but is also the same. The time of video game inception was not what newer generations can imagine and Cline is able to give a fairly good insight into what the time period was like.

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  1. I too greatly enjoyed this book. It did not take me long to finish as I finished it in only a few nights. I feel this book was able to entertain readers of all ages, gamers and non-gamers. This wasn’t your straight account of a game and what it is like either, everything was incorporated nicely. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who likes sci-fi. By far my favorite book in this class.

    Posted by nrfico | June 26, 2013, 9:22 pm

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