It’s time for another book review! whoop, whoop! Today it is for an incredibly popular book that I have been wanting to read for about 3 years now, and that book is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. So, without further ado, let’s do this!
Well I can definitely see what all the hype is about with this book. I have never read anything like it and doubt I ever will again. It was just completely unique.
I will be completely honest and admit that I didn’t love this book quiet as much as everyone else seems to. I did enjoy it, but I didn’t diehard love it. personally, I really struggled to get into it. this is generally the issue that I have with sci-fi on the whole. I had hoped that because this is more modern and not too, for lack of a better description, sci-fi-ish, that I would be able to get into it straight away. But, alas, no such luck. It took me about a month to get through this book. I just could not get into it and because I couldn’t get into it I had to really force myself to pick it up. I am very glad that I chose to listen to the audiobook for this one, because if I had been physically reading it I doubt I would have been able to force myself to keep going. This is mainly an issue with myself and my own issues with sci-fi as a genre, but I do think that this book exasperated the situation a bit.
There would be moments during this book when everything was going on, where I could really clearly picture what was happening and I would be really into the story and itching to find out what would happen next, and then the story would become very slow and dull and nothing would happen for chapters and I would completely loose interest again. Am I the only one who noticed this? for instance the gap between the first and second keys was just so fecking boring. Literally nothing happened, for like 100 pages! For me personally, I just found these lulls to be really off putting and resulted in me struggling to connect with the story.
That being said, I did enjoy this book. besides the lulls, it was brilliantly written. It was sweet and funny and intriguing. I absolutely loved the friendships that we got to see throughout this book. I love the gang; I just think that they work so well together. And I loved all the 80’s pop culture references (even if the more obscure ones went straight over my head). I have never encountered a book that references one specific era so much. and I doubt that I ever will again.
Overall, despite struggling to get into the story and finding it a bit dull at times, I did enjoy this book. I didn’t love it on the same level as other people seem to, but I did enjoy it. I will say this though, it was recently announced that Ready Player One is getting a sequel, and I don’t think it is needed. I think that this book wrapped everything up really nicely and that it works perfectly as a standalone novel…….
4 out of 5
And there we have it. have you ever read Ready Player One? what did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.