A Novel Idea – Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

by Words and Chaos

For July we took a look at Ernest Cline’s debut, ‘Ready Player One’.

This dystopian sci-fi-meets-nerd-nostalgi-trip proved a little divisive. It’ll be interesting to see what Steven Spielberg does with the film. I’ve heard it will deviate fairly significantly from the book and, personally, I think that’s a bad thing. I’m expecting those changes to essentially put a layer of sugar over everything that isn’t Hollywood about it. The appearance of the main character says it all, really. Easily digestible and reflecting nothing of the source material, which in this case is important because it’s the entire point.

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Ready Player One, Ernest Cline.