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#1 2017-10-25 14:38:20

Rook
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Ready Player One

So, has anyone read this yet?  I've been listening to a podcast about it.

It sounds a lot like Otherland, only not as well written.  Parallels are there, though: people live their lives on a virtual world and are hounded by a real world conspiracy.  The biggest difference is that the virtual worlds are based generally on 1980's properties rather than, say, Alice in Wonderland and Egypt.


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#2 2017-10-25 21:08:34

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Re: Ready Player One

Haven't read it.


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#3 2017-10-25 23:24:39

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Re: Ready Player One

I haven't read it yet, but I've heard people raving about it.


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#4 2017-10-26 09:04:54

Ad1tu
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Re: Ready Player One

I've heard a lot of people raving about it, but more telling is the people I trust more saying it isn't that good. So.. I dunno. Maybe I'll get it from the library.


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#5 2017-10-26 09:34:51

Rook
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Re: Ready Player One

It seems to have a love it/ hate it rep.

The podcast I am listening to doesn’t like it... but they admit upfront that there are people they know who love it, and that they might not be the target audience necessarily.


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#6 2017-10-26 13:39:22

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Re: Ready Player One

I've read it. I seem to have liked it. I gave it three stars at Goodreads. I don't actually remember anything about the book since it's been more than a year since I read it and I tend not to retain books I read for pleasure.

I found my post about reading the book: "Regarding Ready Player One . . . OMG! Pop culture references that I actually get."

Post about finishing the book: "Finished Ready Player One, Cute read."


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