This book is a must read, and yes, there are quite a few books that are based upon virtual gaming, but this one strongly stands out. I definitely can’t wait for the movie that is coming out, but unfortunately not for another year or two because they just began filming. (On the bright side, the director is Steven Spielberg.)
This book is indeed very good, and maybe I gave it four stars only because I’m not at all into gaming. But if I gave it four stars and I don’t like video games, then it has to be pretty good! They talk about all sorts of video games, but let’s not get carried away. So, long story short, whether or not you like gaming, this is an incredible book.
Personally, what I liked about this book:
- It is dystopian fiction (my favorite genre)
- Great ending
- Liked the whole virtual reality theme of the book (very interesting)
Although, it did take me a little bit to actually get hooked on it. But when I did, I couldn’t take my eyes of the pages!
By 2045, nearly the whole world lives in the OASIS, a virtual ‘video game paradise’. Anyone would rather lose themselves in the game than bring themselves to broad daylight. Their society struggles with overpopulation and energy shortages, forcing everybody to try to ignore what a terrible place the world has truly become.
The OASIS’s brilliant creator, James Halliday, suddenly dies, and when he does he leaves an Easter Egg hidden inside it. If you find it, you win yourself fame and fortune, because you are the new ruler of the OASIS, which is now the real world for people. Eighteen year old Wade Watts is determined find the Egg, but with how little he has to spare, can he do it? Lost in this virtual reality, Wade must manage how to find the Egg, but the problem is, he can’t do it alone.