Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ready Player One

I just finished reading Ready Player One (which several people told me to read during the past few years, given the prominent role that 80s pop and gaming culture play in the game).

It was fun, I spent some quality time geeking out, and the book stands out very well on its own as a novel (which is crucial, because allusions by themselves can't fully carry a novel). The 80s pop and gaming culture did help, though!

Columbus, Ohio plays an important role in the book, and I just so happened (without planning it) to read almost all of the book while in Columbus.

(By the way, just about all of the musical references were too mainstream, and the author messed up the lyrics from the Howard Jones song.)

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