Ready player one

by Cline, Ernest,

Format: Print Book ©2011.
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Summary

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 desperate to escape.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Young Wade Watts takes refuge in the OASIS, th. globally networked virtual realit. that nearly all of humanity relies on. It's 2044, the year before the Singularity futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts will inextricably unite humans and computers. Life on earth is bleak and sinister, thanks to failure to avert global warming and the oil crisis. An orphan, Wade lives in the Stacks, a vast slum comprising trailers piled in precarious towers, but keeps to his hideout, where he attends school online, plays video games, and sends his avatar, Parzival, to visit with Aech, his only friend. Fanboys (2009) screenwriter Cline brings his geeky ardor for 1980s pop culture to his first novel, an exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyberquest. Wade/Parzival, Aech, a droll blogger calling herself Art3mis, and two Japanese brothers embark on a grandly esoteric and potentially life-changing virtual Easter egg hunt and end up doing battle with a soulless corporation. Mind-twisting settings, nail-biting action, amusing banter, and unabashed sentiment make for a smart and charming Arthurian tale that will score high with gamers, fantasy and sf fans, and everyone else who loves stories of bumbling romance and unexpected valor. With a movie version in the works, Cline's imaginative, rollicking, coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe.--Seaman, Donn. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Blogger Stafford's mother, Lowery, had a peasant bread recipe that wowed at dinners and parties; when fans asked for her secrets, she steered them toward a nonexistent recipe on the back of a flour bag. Years later, Lowery finally allowed Stafford to put the no-knead miracle bread recipe on the Internet at Alexandra's Kitchen, and now the two of them share a variety of easy-to-make doughs without starters or fermentation. Honey whole wheat, kalamata olive, and pumpkin harvest bread doughs rise in under half an hour and are entirely unintimidating. Now that bread can be made "simply and quickly," the authors encourage beginners to bake by providing dozens of recipes that use fresh bread. "Toast" recipes include starter, sandwich, entrée, and sweet options, and wow with selections such as endive and fava salad tartines with herbed ricotta; crab salad sandwiches with sauce gribiche; and English summer pudding. The "Crumbs" chapter makes use of bread bits in pasta and meatless mains; sheet pan mac 'n' cheese and broiled striped bass with capers and crumbs are perfect for weeknight dinners. This is an inspiring, creative collection for new bakers and those who want to leave kneading behind. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction.
Virtual reality -- Fiction.
Utopias -- Fiction.
Puzzles -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :Broadway Paperbacks,©2011.
Edition 1st pbk. ed.
Language English
Description 374 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780307887443
0307887448
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