Monday, July 23, 2012
Author: Ernest Cline
Genre: Sci-Fi, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3.5/5 (good)
Format/Narrator: Audiobook/Wil Wheaton
Yearly Count: 64
Halliday, the creator of OASIS (virtual reality that is used by all members of society) has passed away and has left a fortune to one winner who can beat his last game.
This is a perfect book for those that love 80s video games and/or is a geek at heart. I don't fall into either category, so it turned out to be just a "good" audioread for me. All the 80s references were interesting, and I enjoyed going along for the hunt, but ultimately it was a bit too much. The plot was fun and unique; however, it was dragged down with all the details and made it feel too long. Also, I was surprised at the young adult feel it had. I enjoy YA, but was not expecting it in this book. Overall, it went well for a diversion audioread.