Posts Tagged ‘bookreview’

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

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.

Among The Hidden (BR)

Monday, January 12th, 2009

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. =(