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The Resource Ready player one, Ernest Cline

Ready player one, Ernest Cline

Label
Ready player one
Title
Ready player one
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Cline
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline's imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe."--Booklist, starred review
  • "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
  • "In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis.Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win - and confront the real world he's always been so disparate to escape" -- Cover verso
  • Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.L548
LC item number
R43 2011b
Literary form
fiction
Label
Ready player one, Ernest Cline
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
374 p.
Isbn
9780307887436
Lccn
2012374530
System control number
2012374530
Label
Ready player one, Ernest Cline
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
374 p.
Isbn
9780307887436
Lccn
2012374530
System control number
2012374530

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