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Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This fabulous book brings back the reminiscences of teenagers and early adults who were really deep down in the video game playing between late eighties to early nineties, you know there were certain tropes that most of these games used and how enjoyable were they. It sounds strange today but bay back then you like a silly person, over the top way, immersed yourself in this strange world of gaming, sometimes great and at times crude visuals.


‘Ready Player One’ is a book that expertly reconstructs this very familiar feeling for 80's kids who grew up lingering around video games, movies, comics, and books. This is a book written by someone who loves all these, and explicitly for people who love all these things even today.

Even if you were not a gamer or unfamiliar with any of the eighties pop culture, you can still enjoy this book’s plot. It is just useable but it’s the minor details that you would recognize and relate with, this further raises this book to a new experience. While reading you may feel or give try to catch up on all your school-time old friends, and talk throughout night about the old cartoons and games that persisted then and how awesome were they.

While advancing with this book, you would recognize characters, elements, and tropes from many books that you would have grown up reading. The authors and the creators referenced in this book are both plentiful and immediately decipherable if you are an ardent gamer, reader, and love common pop culture.

For all the people who lived in the wonderful fantasy worlds that they have created in their own heads based on all what they have watched, read, and played, this book is that one fellow friend which shares all your queer obsessions and clumsy interests and more importantly proudly takes you through all of them. This is a book that actuates you.

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