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It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.

Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.
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kcspurs17/10/2020 02:52

This film was such a let down. Heat for the price


Compared to the book, totally agree. Book 100 times better.
This film was such a let down. Heat for the price
deathwishdave17/10/2020 09:23

You clearly didn’t read the book.


I read the book. Or, laboured through it would be more accurate.
The references and 'easter eggs' are right up my alley and entertaining in their own right, but at times it reads more like a facts book than a novel. There is no subtlety here, he just crams as many in as he can and at times it looks very forced.
It's also hard not to see him as a creep when you read some of his incel poetry (found online). Yikes.

So while the film and the book take different paths at times, some of the references worked better (for me anyway) as a visual glimpse rather than being explained in detail by a lad who comes across as feeling he needs to prove he's 'the nerdiest of all the nerds'.

But that's me! For 99p, great price, people should try it for themselves.
Film was good (though lots of changes from the book). The book is my all time favourite.
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This film was such a let down. Heat for the price
kcspurs17/10/2020 02:52

This film was such a let down. Heat for the price


This is the book at this price. Kindle version.
kcspurs17/10/2020 02:52

This film was such a let down. Heat for the price



Vast majority of people disagree.
kcspurs17/10/2020 02:52

This film was such a let down. Heat for the price


Compared to the book, totally agree. Book 100 times better.
kcspurs17/10/2020 02:52

This film was such a let down. Heat for the price


The film was almost a different story compared to the book.
I thought the film was amazing. Probably one of my favourites ever. Therefore based on the comments here the book will be my next read. Especially with ready player two coming in November ! Heat!
Book amazing story line . Better ways of getting the keys needed. Film was alet down for the book but in its own right
Worth noting this arrives on uk netflix today
Film was good (though lots of changes from the book). The book is my all time favourite.
freshcarrot17/10/2020 07:13

Vast majority of people disagree.


You clearly didn’t read the book.
deathwishdave17/10/2020 09:23

You clearly didn’t read the book.


I read the book. Or, laboured through it would be more accurate.
The references and 'easter eggs' are right up my alley and entertaining in their own right, but at times it reads more like a facts book than a novel. There is no subtlety here, he just crams as many in as he can and at times it looks very forced.
It's also hard not to see him as a creep when you read some of his incel poetry (found online). Yikes.

So while the film and the book take different paths at times, some of the references worked better (for me anyway) as a visual glimpse rather than being explained in detail by a lad who comes across as feeling he needs to prove he's 'the nerdiest of all the nerds'.

But that's me! For 99p, great price, people should try it for themselves.
For a certain demographic the book hits so many nostalgic notes and I loved it. The movie is also excellent but has to cut so many corners (as all book to movies do) so a lot of the story is cut/changed. If you in anyway liked the movie though you'll love the book.
The film was a steaming turd and I was actually quite angry about how they mangled the source material.

But the book is a gem and well worth 99p.
I voted this cold cos of the image from the film. As the film was literally unwatchable. But it's the book, which is fabulous! Sorry. Change the picture!!
Edited by: "spatter" 17th Oct
spatter17/10/2020 11:30

I voted this cold cos of the image from the film. As the film was …I voted this cold cos of the image from the film. As the film was literally unwatchable. But it's the book, which is fabulous! Sorry. Change the picture!!


It's the cover for the book, as a tie-in to boost sales.
jimel17/10/2020 14:21

It's the cover for the book, as a tie-in to boost sales.



Or to get cold votes!
For anybody interested in business strategy, particularly as regards the major tech firms, reading this book can give you a scary insight into the not-immediately-obvious reason that Facebook (ad-selling, personal data hoarding, private life-dominating anti-social social media company) bought Oculus (pioneering VR platform),
Edited by: "nostromo" 17th Oct
Do yourself a favour & buy this book you'll thanks me.

Do yourself another favour don't watch the movie, you'll thank me
My goto book when i just want to lose myself. Growing up in the 80's and having a real passion for Video games and PC's i can really relate. I enjoyed the film as well but the book and the film are leagues apart its like a different story
Book is so much better than the film - it rekindled my enthusiasm for virtual worlds, lost somewhere between the 90s and the 2010s
I know it's a bit tragic but losing all the D&D stuff was a real mistake....
Watched the film liked it, read the book, liked it
Great book, one of my favourites. Highly recommend this to anyone who's into video games and sci-fi/dystopian futures. The sequel Ready Player Two comes out next month, can't wait!
A great film, not read the book.
I think if you'd read the book first as I did the film would be a let down but that is hardly a new thing
Great book. Definitely buy it for this price!
Loved the book and the film! Book is better though. Amazing the film got made given all the copyright involved. It could never have been made to follow the same story as the book
Enjoyed the film but yet to read the book. I took advantage of the Audible offer and pre ordered the sequel as an audio book for anyone else who has the offer and not sure what to order.
One of the worst books I've ever read.

Effectively consists of the author saying "Hey, remember stuff from the 80s?", then typing Wikipedia-length explanations of every reference he makes (there are no in-jokes or subtle easter eggs, every reference is delivered with the subtlety of a hammer), ripping off entire scenes from movies ad verbatim... The characters are one-dimensional archetypes and the protagonist a smug, unlikeable know-it-all who always somehow has just the right bit of knowledge or equipment to escape every contrived situation ("deus ex machina"). It's awful.

The (terrible) film is way better, because it's shorter.
Amazing book! Way better than the movie!
Wasn’t this free on Amazon prime
Would highly recommend the audiobook of this (narrated by Will Wheaton). I really enjoyed it, despite not getting some of the references, as I was a 90s kid and it's largely referencing the 80s.

I didn't hate the film, but it was very different to the book.
gadger17/10/2020 18:36

A great film, not read the book.


If you liked the film, do yourself a massive favour and read the book. 1 billion percent better story! They butchered the story for the film.
Movie average. Book amazing.
I get that the movie had to be adjusted to be relevant to modern times, but I would preferred to seen the original story.
If you haven’t read the book it’s a bargain at this price. I paid the full amount and wasn’t disappointed
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