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Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline
Rating: 7/10
Last Read: August 2015

Quick Summary:  The book takes place in a dystopian future and follows a group of teens on their adventures through a virtual reality world (you see, there was a theme when I was reading Snow Crash). A gazillionaire dies and leaves his fortune to the person who can complete his crazy VR puzzle involving 80s games and other fun nerd-culture references.  The young mighty fat VR-addicted hero takes on a big corporation to win the prize.

My Highlights

To quote the Almanac: “People who live in glass houses should shut the fuck up.”

I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.
—Groucho Marx

No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful.

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

Snow Crash

Snow Crash