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OleWarSkuleAlum
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Member since Dec 2013
4758 posts

Finished Ready Player One
Okay book once you get past the first half which is boring. So much fan service with the 80’s nostalgia it almost takes away from the book. None of the kids these days are going to understand any of it.

I’m interested to see the movie because there is no way they can take this book and make it into a film without severe modifications.


bayoubengals88
Wisconsin Fan
LA
Member since Sep 2007
9490 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
Fun story, but yeah you’ve got to be at least late 20s with some knowledge of prior times to enjoy it.
I only read it to see the film.


komodo
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Lafayette
Member since Dec 2006
159 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
Thought it was great, quick read. 37 yrs old.


FreddieMac
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2010
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re: Finished Ready Player One
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So much fan service with the 80’s nostalgia it almost takes away from the book


That was the entire point of the book and Holliday's egg.


JB Bama
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Tuscaloosa, AL
Member since Sep 2008
2479 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
Pretty obvious this book wasn't written by a normal author. It was an easy read and almost entirely plot driven.

There wasn't even an introduction just boom let's start the story. It wasn't a bad read. I enjoyed it just not great.

I bet it'll make a better movie.
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mylsuhat
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Member since Mar 2008
43790 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
I thought it was great. What more introduction do you need? He explained what happened to the world and everyone was living through VR


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LSUGUMBO
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Shreveport, LA
Member since Sep 2005
5989 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
I enjoyed the book for what it was- an entertaining, light read that i thought was targeted to the GenX population with all of the 80’s references. I’m glad I read it, but wouldn’t pull it off my shelf to read again any time soon


Dwf7303
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2015
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re: Finished Ready Player One
I agree on genx, im 43 and loved it. But i will say my 14 yr old read and loved also. He is a gamer so there is a lot or relatable stuff for him in there as well. Very few things we have in common, so that was cool. We both cant wait for the movie!


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sportsaddit68
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re: Finished Ready Player One
I liked the book, but like the Arthur's other book The Armada better. It was still a geeky story, but had better character development.


Powerman
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Thought it was great, quick read. 37 yrs old.


I started late last night and I'm just 2 chapters in but I'll definitely finish it in the next few days. Got a little sleepy but it's well written enough to keep me engaged. Also 37 FWIW


memphis tiger
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Member since Feb 2006
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I liked the book, but like the Arthur's other book The Armada better. It was still a geeky story, but had better character development.


I agree. I liked RPO but thought Armada was a little better overall


MSTiger33
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Member since Oct 2007
13976 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
The audiobook is amazing


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GeauxColonels
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Member since Oct 2009
23437 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
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I agree. I liked RPO but thought Armada was a little better overall

Just finished Ready Player One 15 minutes ago. The ebook I downloaded had a sample from Armada. It didn’t really draw me in, but I’m willing to give it a read if you guys all recommend it.


Any other books you all would recommend to a fan of RPO? I’m not a big reader, never have been, but the premise of RPO had me highly intrigued. I’m glad I read it. I enjoyed it.


frankenfish
LSU Fan
Crofton, MD
Member since Feb 2008
592 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
46 years old here. I enjoyed the 80s references which ironically made the modern movie requirements that much more annoying to me.

-World loves the virtual reality simulator because the real world destroyed by climate change.

- Secondary character Aech is the perfect victim:
-kicked out of house because she's gay. Homophobia
-uses white guy icon because other gamers discriminate against minority female. Racism and Sexism
- Is "heavy-set" Body shaming

- Big Business is the bad guy, out only for pure profit and who cares how it affects the customers.

But I admit I'm probably over-sensitive to the preachiness of the SJWs..


Dam Guide
New Orleans Saints Fan
Nooga
Member since Sep 2005
9825 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
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Any other books you all would recommend to a fan of RPO? I’m not a big reader, never have been, but the premise of RPO had me highly intrigued. I’m glad I read it. I enjoyed it.


Insignia trilogy was fun, kinda like Harry Potter meets RPO.
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Suntiger
USA Fan
BR or somewhere else
Member since Feb 2007
25047 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
I really enjoyed it for what it was, a fun easy read. BTW, I’m 39 and liked all the references.


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Tiger1242
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re: Finished Ready Player One
I liked the book a lot actually, it was fun, fast paced, and he built a cool world.

My biggest gripe about the book would be the lack of any real consequences at the end. Once they were all safe in Og’s house, the news was out about IOI breaking laws and murdering people, and it was obvious Art3mis and Wade were gonna get together the final battle was just a video game for money.

Plus you knew that bomb was eventually gonna get used, and once it was it basically negated that whole cool battle.


Still a great book, I’m concerned the movie will focus on the “cool looking” explosions, fights, etc... In the trailer they clearly made Aech some kind of racer instead of fighter and they’ll probably show too much of that and neglect the story.

I’m also concerned they’ll WAY over emphasize Aech since he ends up being a black, fat, lesbian. I’m fine with it being a part of the story, because it is and it works in the small space it has in the book, knowing Hollywood though Aech is going to have WAY more screen time which could hurt the movies story


NaturalBeam
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13757 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
Agree about Aech. The author way overplayed his hand. Just stick to 1 or maybe 2 victim traits. Cramming 4 of them into one character was too obvious and an eye-roller.


Napoleon
New Orleans Saints Fan
Kenna
Member since Dec 2007
55338 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
Just finished it last night, not bad.
So, I guess they are all some of the richest people.
Crazy debtors prison system they have.
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I can also see why people would not leave Oasis.


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Napoleon
New Orleans Saints Fan
Kenna
Member since Dec 2007
55338 posts

re: Finished Ready Player One
Ready Player One : A study on why Tokenizing is terrible



quote:

Warner Bros. and De Line Pictures won an auction for the rights to Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One in 2010, before it had been published.


Damn
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