2011 . Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy & Adventure . Ernest Cline
Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found here IN THE YEAR 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
030788743X (ISBN13: 9780307887436)
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1 year ago
Charming page-turner if you want a quick read. Beats the movie by a long shot.
1 year ago
Heard this as an audiobook read by Wil Wheaton (funny cause he is mentioned in the book) Great story and very nostalgic if you experienced 80s pop culture. Great book - stay away from the movie though ;-)