Ready player one: a novel

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Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read The bestselling cult classic--now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut--part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner , and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed. It's the year 2045, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune--and remarkable power--to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved--that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt--among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win . But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life--and love--in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?

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ISBN:
9781524763282
052562483
030788743
9780307970060
9780307887450
9780606264129
9780307887443
9781615876143
9780525624837
9780307887436
9780307913166
9780804190138
9780307913142
030797006
9780804190145
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.7, 23 Points
Lexile measure:
970L
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Grouped Work ID 19a2701f-8125-a3af-a0b8-acacaba99395
Grouping Title ready player one
Grouping Author cline ernest
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-22 16:38:27PM
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auth_author2 Wheaton, Wil.
author Cline, Ernest.
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display_description "Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world. Stuffed to the gills with action, puzzles, nerdy romance, and 80s nostalgia, this high energy cyber-quest will make geeks everywhere feel like they were separated at birth from author Ernest Cline."--Chris Schluep, Amazon Best Book of the Month.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Fantasy fiction, American, Puzzles -- Fiction, Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction, Science fiction, American, Utopias -- Fiction, Virtual reality -- Fiction
title_display Ready player one
title_full Ready Player One, Ready player one / Ernest Cline, Ready player one [sound recording] : [a novel] / Ernest Cline, Ready player one [sound recording] : a novel / Ernest Cline
title_short Ready player one
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, American, Fiction, Puzzles, Regression (Civilization), Science Fiction, Science fiction, American, Thriller, Utopias, Virtual reality