I’d seen the hype, but wasn’t planning on getting around to reading it any time soon, until a friend put it on their top-10 of the year list. Ready Player One is a fun read, full of pop-culture references from childhood, most of which I got, but plenty I didn’t too. Never having been a fan of text adventures when they were new, the Zork bits just never clicked with me, but the Atari 2600 bits did, a little. One thing is clear, this is a book that will never be made into an official movie. Getting licenses for all the other-properties that appear in the text would be a nightmare-squared, between greedy owners and mysterious orphaned works. But about the time that we have an internet like they describe, making an unauthorized flick will probably be a simple task for the average desktop.
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There’s been this book sitting on the breakroom counter at work for months now, Among The Hidden. I finally felt sorry for the poor little guy and took him home and started to read.
Turns out it’s a pretty engaging story of future police state population control madness. It ends on a depressing note, so I was glad to see it’s only the first book in a series. Too bad they aren’t available on the kindle. =(