I picked up this book because I saw that it was getting talked about everywhere. And I love video games so the name of the book sucked me in too. Here is the goodreads description:
Wow! What a fun journey this book is. I love how the book is full of video games, movies and pop culture! Though I think that if you don't enjoy these things you would still enjoy the book. It really gets you thinking about what the world will be like when we have used up all our resources.
Most of the time people "live" in a virtual world... which today I think the only games comparable would be World of Warcraft or the new Star Wars game. What fascinated me was that when you were in the OASIS you could visit million of worlds. Some were replicas of Dungeon and Dragon games!! I play D&D so I think it would be so fun to go onto one of these worlds and play it in 3D!
The book did remind me a little of Snow Crash and I liked that book a lot too. But I am sure not every book can be 100% a new idea. I kinda wish the book would've had pictures to go with the plot. So many games and album covers are mentioned. I would love to see what some of them looked like while reading. I just want to go through the book and make a list of all the movies and video games being played and play them myself!!!
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