Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Ready Player One
Reading Ready Player One brought back all sorts of memories from growing up in the 80's. I had to refer to my husband, a genuine geek, for some of the references from the book that I couldn't recall. By calling on him for my life line we were brought closer. We even decided to watch "War Games" together as he, cough cough, had never seen the flic before! Shocking I know.
I spent two days reading the book and had a hard time putting it down to socialize. I'm not really a social creature and the most socializing I seem to do is on the computer. I can totally relate to Wade Watts. I've been down the abuse and poverty route. I've escaped too.
Truth be told, if it hadn't been for my geekiness I never would have dated my husband. J used to run his own gaming club on the college campus that we both attended. I was pushing through with my studies and working part time while in college. Gaming wasn't much of an option for me. J showed me that I still had time for fun and escaping from the real world into the virtual world or even a paper one with D&D was just what I needed to survive the stress of college. He was right. Still to this day I prefer the virtual world over the real world. People in the virtual world might not be like their true selves in the real world but often time they are much nicer without the restraints of their real body's limitations. There will always be those snarky people in the virtual world too but I can just log out and they don't exist unlike the character in the book,Wade, where he had people wanting to kill him in real life as well as kill his virtual character in the OASIS.
I highly recommend this book. No truly I've been blabbing to everyone even in the surgery pre-op about how good this book is with its action, adventure, humor, and suspense.
To read more about this particular book please visit the website: http://www.readyplayerone.com/
Or visit the author's facebook page at: www.facebook.com/readyplayerone
As a participant in this From Left to Write book blog tour, I received a copy of the book for review. Check out the other stops on the blog tour for a chance to win a copy of Ready Player One.
The publisher of this book is offering one copy of Ready Player One for me to give away. If you would like the chance to win a copy of this particular book please leave me a comment below letting me know if you would like to be entered in the drawing. I will be drawing the winner's name on June 18th. If you are the winner I'll need your contact information right away to submit it to the publish so they can send you your free copy of the book.