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Ready Player One (Hardcover)

Author:  Ernest Cline
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 030788743X
ISBN-13: 9780307887436
Sku: 218858740
Publish Date: 8/16/2011
Pages:  374
For his debut novel READY PLAYER ONE, Ernest Cline comes up with a delightful premise--one that allows for both futuristic speculation and 1980s nostalgic indulgence. It's a bleak 2044, and humans across the globe escape their horrible lives in a virtual world known as OASIS. Invented by a guy named James Halliday, OASIS is addictive for its utopic settings, but also for its promise of riches and power, for Halliday hid some hard-to-crack and virtually impossible-to-find puzzles within his alternative reality. The puzzles all rely on knowledge of antiquated pop-culture trivia, but if you can beat them, the winnings are well worth the effort. When Wade Watts somehow manages to locate one of these puzzles, he is thrown into a wild competition--one with stakes so high that some in the virtual world will commit real-world crimes to come out on top.


"With a movie version in the works, Cline's imaginative, rollicking, coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe." (starred review) - Donna Seaman 05/15/2011

"With its Pac-Man-style cover graphics and vintage Atari mind-set READY PLAYER ONE certainly looks like a genre item. But Mr. Cline is able to incorporate his favorite toys and games into a perfectly accessible narrative....[T]he breadth and cleverness of Mr. Cline's imagination gets this daydream pretty far." - Janet Maslin 08/15/2011

"READY PLAYER ONE borrows liberally from the same Joseph Campbell plot requirements as all the beloved franchises it references, but in such a loving, deferential way that it becomes endearing. There's a high learning curve to all of the little details Wade throws out about the world....But for readers in line with Cline's obsessions, this is a guaranteed pleasure." - Kevin McFarland 08/24/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0374
Product attributePublisher:   Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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