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    Ready Player One (Broadway Books) (Paperback) By (author) Ernest Cline

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    DescriptionIn the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines--puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win--and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

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    Ready Player One
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernest Cline
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 374
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307887443
    ISBN 10: 0307887448

    BIC subject category V2: FJ
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
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    Libri: AMER3740, ENGM1040
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    DC22: 813/.6
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    B&T General Subject: 720
    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
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    LC classification: PS3603.L548 R43 2011B
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC028010, FIC055000
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    Thema V1.0: FL, FJ, FH, FDB
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    05 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    ERNEST CLINE has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His 2009 film" Fanboys," much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon. These days Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, their daughter, and a large collection of classic video games. READY PLAYER ONE is his first novel.
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    A" NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER "The science-fiction writer John Scalzi has aptly referred to READY PLAYER ONE as a 'nerdgasm' [and] there can be no better one-word description of this ardent fantasy artifact about fantasy culture...But Mr. Cline is able to incorporate his favorite toys and games into a perfectly accessible narrative." --Janet Maslin, "The New York Times" "Triggers memories and emotions embedded in the psyche of a generation...[Cline crafts] a fresh and imaginative world from our old toy box, and finds significance in there among the collectibles."" --Entertainment Weekly ""A most excellent ride...the conceit is a smart one, and we happily root for [the heroes] on their quest...fully satisfying." --"Boston Globe" "Enchanting..."Willy Wonka" meets the "Matrix." This novel undoubtedly qualifies Cline as the hottest geek on the planet right now. [But] you don't have to be a geek to get it." --"USA Today ""An addictive read...part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance and all heart." "--"CNN.com "An action-packed, highly entertaining, nostalgic thrill ride through the past combined with the danger and excitement of a not-too-distant future. It marries the fantastical world of Harry Potter with a touch of Orson Scott Card--where fantasy is reality, geeks are cool, and the possibilities are endless." --"New York Journal of Books " "Ridiculously fun and large-hearted, and you don't have to remember the Reagan administration to love it...[Cline] takes a far-out premise and engages the reader instantly...You'll wish you could make it go on and on." --NPR.org "A delirious, crypto-nerd fantasia...Crammed with '80s nostalgia and sugar-high prose, it's ridiculous and addictive and full of toy surprises.""--Village Voice " "A smart, funny thriller that both celebrates and critiques online culture...Layered with inside jokes and sly references.""--San Francisco Chronicle " "A fun, funny andv