Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Shelf Control #3: Ready Player One

 Shelf control is a weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Shelf control is about the books we have on our shelves that we have not yet gotten around to reading, but want to.

My pick this week:

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Published: 2011
Pages: 372

Synopsis (Courtesy of Goodreads)It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

  Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

  And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune — and remarkable power — to whoever can unlock them.

  For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved — that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. 

  And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

  Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt — among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life — and love — in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

 A world at stake. 
 A quest for the ultimate prize. 
 Are you ready?

How I Got It: I received this in the "Play" Loot Crate when I was still subscribed

When I Got It: February 2015

Why I Want To Read It: I love video games and futuristic dystopias. This book became pretty popular a while back, and I remember hearing great things about it. Since it has 2 themes I am particularly fond of, I think I would really enjoy it.
  Leave me a comment about a book you own that you have not read yet, or leave me a link to your Shelf Control blog posts. Happy reading!

~Miranda Kae


  1. Oh, I loved READY PLAYER ONE! I do still need to read Cline's latest though.

    1. I have heard that a lot of people loved it! I really need to read it. :P


Happy Reading,
Miranda Kae