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Last Edited by annie930ny June 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Read it before the movie comes out! Not sure if people like reading doe...

"At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed."

Lowest price ever for the hardcover version.

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AWESOME book, def a good read.

Audiobook version of it blows ass unfortunately unless you like listening to will wheaton lazily attempt to narrate it.
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Can't wait for the upcoming movie.
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Quote from jon326 View Post :
AWESOME book, def a good read.

Audiobook version of it blows ass unfortunately unless you like listening to will wheaton lazily attempt to narrate it.
Well, I liked the audio book version.
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This book sucks, but as with all artforms, YMMV.
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I got the audiobook and thankfully Audible lets you return horrible books. This just read like a poor fanfic read poorly by Wheaton...
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I thought this book was overrated. The protagonist was a loser. I think he was fat and ugly and just generally sweaty. But for the movie they're going with a decent looking guy. Hollywood, amirite?!?
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Quote from jon326 View Post :
AWESOME book, def a good read.

Audiobook version of it blows ass unfortunately unless you like listening to will wheaton lazily attempt to narrate it.
I really enjoyed the audiobook.
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Everyone has their own opinions.. this one is mine.

This is quite possibly one of the best books I have EVER read! (Well technically, I listened to the audiobook. lol.)

If you grew up as a teen in the 80's/early90's, and were always a techie geek, this one is for you! I just read it last week and couldn't stop. I listened to all 15 hours of audio in just two days, which is saying something. My few friends I already told about this book had the exact same reactions. (Although working in IT, we tend to all be a bit geeky!)


Just giving the book a plug. If you like technology, video games (80's video arcades), 80's music, BBS's, etc... this is DEFINITELY a book you need to read!

(I am now starting to read Neuromancer, which was recommended as somewhat similar.)
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I thought the audiobook was performed wonderfully by Wheaten and highly recommend it. It's one of those books that probably is even better listening to than reading because it's so well done. You can listen to the sample on Audible if you want to see if you're in the camp that hates it or loves it. You can also probably just download the audio from your library's Overdrive for free.
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Quote from jon326 View Post :
AWESOME book, def a good read.

Audiobook version of it blows ass unfortunately unless you like listening to will wheaton lazily attempt to narrate it.
Maybe he isn't the crispest speaker, but I liked that he read it - he seems well qualified to narrate a book about 80s nostalgia. References to Star Trek TNG were even funnier when read by Wesley Crusher, the most hated Star Trek character ever.

Nowadays I can even identify with the guy, who's about my age and demographic, and writes pretty well [wilwheaton.net].

If his voice doesn't totally annoy you, check out Randall Munroe's "What If.." audiobook also narrated by Wheaton, and the blog [xkcd.com]. It's fantastically nerdy, well-researched and hilarious.
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(I am now starting to read Neuromancer, which was recommended as somewhat similar.)
After that, read Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson. It's got a similar theme - half virtual, half real world - but IMO a better book than Neuromancer or even RP1.
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I thought this book was overrated. The protagonist was a loser. I think he was fat and ugly and just generally sweaty. But for the movie they're going with a decent looking guy. Hollywood, amirite?!?
Sarcasm?
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Quote from hairfarmer View Post :
Maybe he isn't the crispest speaker, but I liked that he read it - he seems well qualified to narrate a book about 80s nostalgia. References to Star Trek TNG were even funnier when read by Wesley Crusher, the most hated Star Trek character ever.

Nowadays I can even identify with the guy, who's about my age and demographic, and writes pretty well [wilwheaton.net].

If his voice doesn't totally annoy you, check out Randall Munroe's "What If.." audiobook also narrated by Wheaton, and the blog [xkcd.com]. It's fantastically nerdy, well-researched and hilarious.
I read reviews early on where people commented that the book didn't really "get any good" until half way through. While I admit things definitely reached a much faster pace, I was actually hooked in the first five minutes! Thanks for the tip about "What If", I'll check it out.

Another plug here for an equally fun/geeky series. Start out with this book: Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 Book 1)

That series of books is pretty cool, and the author has some very wise-ass personalities scattered throughout the book.

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After that, read Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson. It's got a similar theme - half virtual, half real world - but IMO a better book than Neuromancer or even RP1.
Snow Crash is on my list after I finish Neuromancer. Smilie
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