Reading Ready Player One. Not loving it. A little disappointed, it’s just okReading Ready Player One. Not loving it. A little disappointed, it’s just ok Jamielynn #review
What??? Literally just cracked it open on page 4.
I agree. But it was still fun to read.
As a video game player born in 1974, I loved it ?
It a long series of flashbacks for me. ❤️
Meeee toooo! (Although born in 1977!)
The author is from where I currently live. I do have it on my TBR list. I heard it is a really good one.
I’m about to finish it. It’s a fun read but a bit long-winded at times.
Its a niche book. If you arnt into the content of the book you will more than likely not connect with the book.
My kids saw it….said it was horrible and not at all like the book.
I thought I was gonna love it, read a little, didn’t like it and put it down. I’m still stunned that I don’t like it
Yes my boyfriend was telling me last night that the writing is not good.
It’s not great literature, but if you grew up through the 80’s and experienced all the movies/games/music from back then you may get a kick out of all the nostalgia.
Whew! Finally, a book I don’t need to have. L O L
Listen to the audiobook. It’s read by Wil Wheaton and is HYSTERICAL.
I 2nd that idea!!! And if you go see the movie, realize they are totally different!
Definitely do the audiobook. I *loved* the audiobook, but I imagined that if I was reading the book I wouldn’t have liked it half as much. Wil Wheaton does an outstanding performance.
I got such negative reviews from my son and granddaughter I have decided to leave it on the shelf!
I listened to it and thought it was so fun! The narrator was perfect
It gets better. I’m about 2/3 through
I really liked it, but I can see where other people wouldn’t. He’s a teenager with teenager angst and unrequited crush that he harps on (and on) about. Beyond that, it’s a fun scavenger hunt through 80s trivia. I also listened to it, and Wil Wheaton does a great job. That may have made the difference for me.
I loved it. But I grew up in the 80s and was a video game lover…
Watched an interview with the Author. Did’nt understand him. My son played all those games , think i will give the book a miss.
You’re not alone and I’m and 80s kid.. Too much hype. Popcorn literature for pop-culture indulgence (somebody wrote in another post it feels like product placement). For me, yes, the book is too self conscious and there is too much exposition clattering (if not narrowing) the prose and the rhythm (how many times do they quote ‘one of his favourites’?)
Lived through the 80’s and it was interesting in that regard.
I really enjoyed listening to it.
The first 1/3 or so is a little slow, but it definitely picks up after a bit.
I’m about 3/4 done and can’t seem to put it down now
Oh I’m sad, I really enjoyed it. Oh well.
Yeah, I didn’t love it at all though everyone else raved about it. I started the book and switched to the audio and it still didn’t connect with me.
It was a fun read since I’m into video games. But in terms of writing style and plot/character development it was pretty weak. There were times when it reminded of me of being stuck with one of my fellow nerdy friends going on a much-too-long rant about something they love. ^^’
I just finished this book and agree that it was not what I thought it would be based on reviews and comments from friends. Its an interesting concept, has a lot of clever references but felt like a job in several parts.