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Wishlist Wednesday #12 May 21, 2013

Filed under: Wishlist Wednesdays — dianatierney3 @ 11:15 pm
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Ready player

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?

Why I want to read this:

I just recently watched the Xbox One reveal. And thought the technology is really awesome it made me think of this book. The gaming engineers were telling the audience that they were blurring the lines between reality and the gaming world. One can’t help but think that will the above scenario actually happen? It has all the makings of really great science fiction and I am just dyeing to read it.

Interested in playing along? Put a link to Pen and Paper (our host) on your blog and post a link to your Wishlist Wednesday to their blog. It’s really interesting to see what other people’s Wishlist Wednesday’s are!


6 Responses to “Wishlist Wednesday #12”

  1. Good pick! I got this book some time ago but haven’t started it yet. I really should but my reading plans keep getting interrupted…

    My WW

  2. I bought this book a few months back and I’m really looking forward to getting round to it. I love gaming so I’m excited to read this one! Great choice, hope you get it soon 🙂 Enjoy!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  3. Lisa Says:

    I’ve been interested in this one since I first heard about it — although I worried whether it would make sense to someone who isn’t really a “gamer”. Would love to hear what you think!

    • dianatierney3 Says:

      i am hoping to read it soon and will definitely write a review (its at least two books down the list). My friends that have read it have all been gamers. I asked one and she said if you are a child of the 80’s you should enjoy it.

  4. Angie F. Says:

    This is on my to-read! It sounds great! 😀

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