Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline

  • Release Date: 2011-08-18
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 701 Ratings



**A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?**

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days.

When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune – and control of the OASIS itself.

Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on – and the only way to survive is to win.

‘Wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut’ Independent

‘Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart’ CNN

‘Ernest Cline’s novel deserves to be a modern classic’ SciFiNow

‘Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, this really is a spectacularly successful debut’ Daily Mail

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  • Absolutely brilliant!

    By LankNoTank704
    I’m quite fussy about what books I choose to read so I was apprehensive at first. However once I started I couldn’t stop!
  • Where we're going we don't need roads

    By NickNastardly
    This book is fantastic. Having seen the film first, reading this afforded me a deeper and richer insight into Clive's universe. Nerdy videogame references meld effortlessly with Wade's gritty story of survival against IOI and their inhumane obsession with the Hunt. Reading this book fuelld my own obsession with the universe and I keep my fingers crossed for a sequel.
  • Excellent

    By Zoemae404
    Everyone should read this book its one of those books that you can never put down👍📚
  • Could not put it down

    By Astralgirl
    I grew up in the 80s and however I don’t play video games I love the story and I love how it’s presented. Cant wait to watch the film as well :)
  • The best, literally

    By Boe bohnson
    Soooo good, and everything geeky
  • Great read

    By Chelsssss x
    It took a while for me to get in to it but once I did I couldn’t stop reading ! It had my heart beating out of my chest!! Fantastic read and can’t wait for the movie to come out .
  • Good as it says

    By daly333
    I can’t believe how good this book is, it lets me leave a review before even purchasing it!
  • Amazing

    By Broadbenttom
    This book is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I know little about 80’s pop culture, yet I could not stop reading this book from start to finish. It’s one of those books that’s disappointing when you finish it because you just want it to go on forever. This is one of my all time favourite books, no doubt about that. It’s a must read for literally everyone.
  • Awesome

    By kitz67
    Must read
  • Vivid and fun

    By danielwalker4046802
    Downloaded this if I got bored on holiday, didn’t even glance at it until I was on the flight home, finished it the next morning, brilliant read, like a galactic treasure hunt which will enthral anyone who’s even a little nerdy.