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I was addicted to Ready Player One! There were definitely parts that I skimmed because I’m not quite nerdy enough to care about specifics, but as a whole, I loved it. Did you get a chance to read it? I gave it a 5/5 stars. I’ve got 3 questions below, and Lisa’s got 3 as well over on her blog. Feel free to discuss any or all of the questions in the comment section or link-up your post at the bottom. Lisa and I are sharing the same link-up, so you don’t have to enter on both blogs. The linky will close in a week. Alright, let’s get started!
I loved the connection I had with the main character, Wade (aka Parzival). I could totally connect with him even though I’m not a teenage gamer who lives in a VR world. I listened to a portion of Ready Player One on audio and was disappointed by Wil Wheaton’s interpretation of Wade’s character. My guess is that Wil and Ernest are friends, based on Wil’s name coming up several times in the book. Don’t get me wrong, I like Wil, just not his reading of this story, which greatly disappointed me.
And now, for the discussion. Before I begin, I’ll remind you that there may be spoilers ahead. Also, feel free to use my questions as jumping points. Ask your own questions and start your own discussions.
2. Which was your favorite gate and how would you do at passing any of the gates? I liked the final gate of him role playing Monty Python with his friends on commlink. Although I’m not a Monty Python fan, I loved his excitement in acting out his favorite movie. I envision Halliday programing this as his final gate, knowing how much fun the gunters would have acting out this iconic film and leaving in the ability to communicate with others throughout the challenge. I would be horrible at all of the gates. I’ve never played Joust or seen the movies he rollplayed.
Now, it’s your turn! Answer any or all of the questions in the comment section below. Ask questions of your own. Or, link-up a blog post with your review and/or the answers to these questions. Also be sure to check out Lisa’s discussion questions on her blog. We’re sharing the same linky, so no need to link-up on both blogs.
Remember, our July selection is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I read this book and have seen the movie twice. That’s how much I like this book! Please, join us. We’ll be discussing Perks on July 31st.