Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline

  • Release Date: 2011-08-18
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 600 Ratings
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It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.

Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.


  • 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.
  • Pretty average

    By MrPoliteReview
    For me this was well written but I ended up finding the plot a little slow in places.
  • Good, but nothing on Terry Schott.

    By kateyrobertsxo
    Love the concept but I also agree that unless you're a gamer it's hard to follow. If you like stuff like this, try Terry Schott's The Game is Life series. You won't be let down.
  • I want into the Oasis!

    By Abzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    I'm a bit too young for a lot of the references but still loved this and read it in one sitting.
  • Great Book! Un-putdownable! Addictive

    By Eliseabeth
    Great concept and Eye-opening. Is this the world we are heading for? Anything but the reality of this one? Easy read - thought provoking.
  • Amazing!

    By Renobambeano
    This book is an absolute masterpiece! A must read for any sci fi fans with tons of references to your favourite movie and songs.