Listen to this while reading to achieve maximum atmosphere!
Ok I’m so sorry, but I have to vent about this or my mind will shatter into a million multifaceted multicolored pieces. So once you’ve achieved maximum atmosphere we can continue.
Do these words ring a bell? If not, then you are a pathetic excuse for a human being and I have no idea what you’re doing on my blog.
…Just kidding, I love most of you! Ok back to the issue at hand. Ready Player One, for the heathens who don’t know, is a novel written by new author Ernest Cline. It was literally the first (published) book he ever wrote, and it was a dazzling hit that took readers by storm. Part of the reason for its success was its target audience, which was basically everyone. Here’s why: the book is a fiction adventure novel with maximum atmosphere about a dystopian future in which the world is falling apart due to nuclear wars and viruses, and the only escape available for those who have the money for it is the OASIS, a VR MMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, for those of you who really live under a rock). In the OASIS, you can be anything and anyone.
Since the fashion trends in the future of RP1 have defaulted back to the trends of the 1980’s, 80’s music, clothes, and slang are now the modern choice of living. Even before I continue, let me just say…how creative is that? Like who does that?
So basically, we’re talking about a massive ‘full dive’ 80’s-style video game with most of the entire worlds population as it’s loyal players. Sounds crazy, right?
The reason why Ready Player One is so fantastic is because it appeals to two massive audiences: gamers and middle-aged guys and gals, the latter of which is an unusual target for a teen adventure fiction story. Those two combined form a formidable reading pool that RP1 caters to perfectly by offering something that each of them understands perfectly, the nostalgia and atmosphere of the retro 80’s mixed with the ultramodern concept of virtual reality and massively multiplayer online gaming!
The movie is coming in March 29, 2018, which isn’t too far away, so lunge into your Deloreans and get ready to rock. And while I know that the movie will be awesome, especially since it’s being directed by freaking Steven Spielberg, I seriously encourage reading the book first. You know, the books are always better than the movies, etc.
Seriously though, I really appreciate the detail and effort Mr. Cline put into the book and I’m amazed at how captivating it was, and no matter how good the movie will be, there’s nothing as intricate and…intimate(?) as a good page-turning book. *takes deep breath*
Alright, I’m done. Sorry for the rant.
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