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Ready Player One

Post by russgalleywood » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:11 am

Hi everyone, I am reading an awesome book at the moment.

http://www.readyplayerone.com/synopsis

Highly recommended for old blokes like me who were a child of the 80's!

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Re: Ready Player One

Post by russgalleywood » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:58 am

Finished this book now and it doesn't disappoint.
It's a virtual-galaxy spanning, action, adventure, war and love story by a massive fan of the 80's, Arcade games and all things retro!

Read it....now!

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Re: Ready Player One

Post by uglifruit » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:36 am

A ridiculous bump for this, I finished it yesterday ...

Whilst the plot might not be the greatest (and the "Willy Wonka meets The Matrix" tag about sums it up) it is littered with 80's pop culture (particularly videogames). Highly recommended if you have a love of that decade. Every page had me smiling.
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Re: Ready Player One

Post by russgalleywood » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:34 pm

Thanks Andy, thought perhaps I had imagined the book :)

Have a look here:

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/670 ... me-a-movie

Can not see how this would work and be any good though.....

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Re: Ready Player One

Post by uglifruit » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:42 pm

I can not see how a film could possibly do this book justice.

Attaining the licenses for all the 80's films/games/music (including recreations of films) would surely render the book unfeasible - and without those half of the appeal is gone. You'd need a LOT of them, not just a handful of key ones to make it feel like the book.


I think I'd prefer it if the film were tooled as animated series (a la 'dungeons and dragons' cartoon). I could probably go for that.
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Re: Ready Player One

Post by russgalleywood » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:24 pm

Exactly what I was thinking! Hollywood are bound to ruin it, I imagine almost all 80's references will be removed and it will turn into some kind of Matrix clone.
But you never know! :)
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