Ready Player One takes place in the year 2044. The world is dying, resources are running low, the population is overcrowded forcing most to live in poverty in stacked trailers or small apartments with too many people crammed into each. People are going hungry and disease is common.
A teenage boy named Wade Watts has only one hope, to win a virtual contest with the prize being in the billions. Wade spends all his time in the virtual world known as the Oasis living through his avatar and escaping the depressing state of the real world. The creator of the Oasis, James Halliday, had set up a contest in his will that will allow the winner control over this virtual world and all of his net worth.
If I could give this book 10 stars I would. The book is good on so many levels. The imagery is amazing, I felt like I could easily imagine every thing going on throughout. The references to the different aspects of the 1980s were so spot on I was smiling and laughing and simply enjoying myself being brought back into that era. The plot of the contest draws you in and has you rooting for Wade and his friends to win over the evil corporation.
I can’t say enough good things about Ready Player One, completely enjoyed everything about it and highly recommend picking up a copy of this book.