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Book Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One by [Ernest Cline]

I went back and forth with this one. For the Gen-X folks, all of the Eighties pop culture references were no doubt fun. Not being a huge John Hughes fanatic, it was okay for me. The plot was basically Star Wars IV (the very first one): hard-scrabble young rebels (gunters) taking on the evil empire (Innovative Online Industries) for control of the Universe (OASIS—”the globally networked virtual reality most of humanity used on a daily basis”) where all of the action is fought. And, yeah, (spoiler alert) the Luke Skywalker hero gets the girl—in the real world. I’ll put 4-stars on Goodreads and LibraryThing, but here I’m splitting the difference.  (3½ of 5 Stars)


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