As you heard from AJ a few weeks back in episode 141 of the Panelcast, Ready Player One is the debut novel of Ernest Cline. At the time, I had not had a chance to read it for myself, so I was not able to contribute to the review that AJ gave it. Thanks in part to that glowing review, which if you haven’t heard yet, you should really go listen to, I picked up the book myself. I first heard about it a couple of years back, but knew nothing about it, and listening to AJ moved it to the top of my reading list. Let me just say that I have a tendency to devour books that pique my interest. I have been known to read 1000 pages in a single sitting. So, it should come as no surprise that less than 24 hours from the time I cracked open Ready Player One, I was finished with it and hungry for more. Before I get too deep into editorializing, let me dissect and break down this fantastic piece of fiction in as spoiler free a way as I can. I do want all of you to go out and read it for yourselves, after all.
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