It has been a long time since a book has captivated my attention as ferociously as Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One”. It was a joy to read and very quick to capture attention.
The premise is in the not so distant future the entire world plays a rich, virtual reality world, instead of existing in the real world. When the game’s creator dies he leaves behind no living heirs, so he issues a contest to find an Easter Egg in the world. The person who finds it will take everything over in his stead.
The story is rich with tips of the hat to Atari’s, 80’s Pop Culture, and too many other geek references to list. All of these elements play a crucial part in winning ‘the hunt’ for the Easter Egg left behind.
For the record, you should read it if you have ever felt like a nerd at all. It is well worth the time.