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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER &; The cult classic&;now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.
&;Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.&;&;USA Today &; &;As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.&;&;Entertainment Weekly
A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?
In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he&;s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days.
When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune&;and control of the OASIS itself.
Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he&;s beset by rivals who&;ll kill to take this prize. The race is on&;and the only way to survive is to win.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly &; San Francisco Chronicle &; Village Voice &; Chicago Sun-Times &; iO9 &; The AV Club
&;Delightful . . . the grown-up&;s Harry Potter.&;&;HuffPost
&;An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.&;&;CNN
&;A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.&;&;Boston Globe
&;Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that&;s both hilarious and compassionate.&;&;NPR
&;[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.&;&;iO9
Immersing himself in a mid-21st-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's super-wealthy creator, who has promised that the winner will be his heir. (This book was previously listed in
Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator.
- ISBN-10: 0307887448
- ISBN-13: 9780307887443
- Binding: Paperback
- Language: English
- Pages: 374
- Dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.87 (d)