Chat about... Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Well after finishing this book I have to say that it is far from high-literature, and the premise and plot combined with the numerous pop-culture references make it an easy target for detractors. But despite all that I really enjoyed reading it. It was incredibly silly, jam-packed with nerdy wish-fulfilment fantasies and overall just fun. I liked it.
But up until that point I was really enjoying it. It's a pleasant book.
And the "Wow..." character turned out to be a strong African American lesbian who used the anonymity of Oasis to avoid prejudice and build a life as a gamer.
Well I suppose the last one could be labelled as a prize from a critical perspective. She was obviously set up as a love interest from the very start.
But, overall considering the stereotypes involving female gamers, and general racial issues that can be unwittingly found in many books, it is not so bad to find a book where of the four final heroes, two are female, two are non-American and two are not white.
None of this is to suggest, that this book is by any means sociall revolutionary, but if you want to be critical about sexual inequality in books, there are a great many more suitable targets than this one.
The major problem i have with the book, is hte idea that a game will become our primary way of using the internet. This is very unlikely, however i am willing to allow them this one Macguffin. as it is neccassary for the plot to actually work.
The book has a lot of similarites for me with reamde by neal stephenson, and in every way actually comes off the better.
The plot explains the motivations of the characthers quite well, at least the majority of the main chars, one or two of the side characthers motivations are a little weak, but whatever.
I will say no more for now, except that i really enjoyed it.
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