We live in a world where the internet inhabits every part of life. From banking to shopping, on our phones and our music, we are all connected. Flash forward 30 years, imagine that the internet has become a fully interactive, lived-in type of world, where from the comfort of your own home you have the ability to go anywhere, at any time, do anything. Add in some 80s nostalgia and a quirky underdog and you have "Ready Player One." This book will suck in any reader that grew up in the 1980s, played video games, or lives in todays world of the internet. An easy read and thrilling as well, this is a book you won't put down until you are finished. And with a 2017 Stephen Spielberg directed film coming soon, better to read it now before then. This is a book that any movie adaptation will lose a great deal of in context and subject matter, so read it before its too late and get your name on the high score board.
Immersing himself in a mid-21st-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's super-wealthy creator, who has promised that the winner will be his heir. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)