#AmReading – My Thoughts – ‘Ready Player One’

This was my first read of 2018 and what a start it was. In summary, I found this book to be a great joy to read. A real page turner. Whilst I do admit that it may not be for everybody.

The premise of Ready Player One, whilst set in a virtual reality world for the most-part, makes me ask real-world questions about the future of a developing technology and how this could change the world for the better, or perhaps for the worse. It creates a vision of the future which isn’t so implausible. I find it intriguing when a sci-fi premise can ripple hints of realness in the not so distant future. A feeling that maybe one day, this could all be possible and I believe that is very much the case here.

Seriousness aside, Ready Player One fits perfectly into my demographic, being both a tech and gaming enthusiast so I am perhaps more bias here than others may be. I do however feel that all things considered, its ultimate plot-line can be enjoyed by the majority, especially in 2018 as this is a very topical and influential area of focus.

Like with anything however and due to the overarching premise of the book based around a virtual reality environment, this would invariably turn certain people away and quite rightly so. I would urge anybody who is debating this however to take the plunge and join the Oasis.

Here’s to the film-adaptation that is just around the corner (although we all know that the film is never as good as the book, but you never know…).


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