"Ready player one" 🎮
Una obra maestra, de los mejores libros que me he cruzado.
Escrita por Ernest Cline y publicada en el 2011, esta novela nos trae una mezcla fascinante de la ciencia ficción, los videos juegos y la onda ochentera.
2044, James Halliday, el gran inventor de la plataforma virtual "Oasis" muere. En su testamento Holliday anuncia que antes de fallecer escondió tres "easter egg" (mensajes ocultos) dentro de Oasis, el jugador que los encuentre heredará toda su fortuna junto a los derechos de Oasis..
Wade Watts, o Perzival en Oasis, es un adolescente que vive con su tía, desde que tiene memoria sigue los pasos de Holliday, y desde su muerte no ha hecho más que buscar las pistas...
Ahora Perzival resolvió la primera prueba, lo cual lo convirtió en el jugador más famoso...y el blanco de IOI, una empresa que hará todo lo que sea necesario para ganar la competencia...aunque tenga que matar..🎮🎮
Una novela super recomendable, llena de referencias a juegos, música, cine y cultura de los 70' y 80', acción, adrenalina y un poco de romance.
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Which books completely surprised you in 2018?
These two were big surprises for me. First saw the film of Ready Player One and I loved it so much that I knew straight away I had to read the book.
I found the book and the film very different but not in a bad way. It’s more like they complement each other, rather than one spoiling the other.
After this I had already set my eyes on Armada, mainly because it was written by Cline but also because I believe that I was going to have the same experience I did with RPO.
As I am not a gamer I ended up enjoying RPO better (the visuals from the film helped) and Armada was more of challenge for me to fully understand.
However what surprised me the most was liking this kind of story and not be bored when reading it.
"So I'm supposed to believe you're one of those mythical guys who only cares about a woman's personality, and not about the package it comes in?"
Q: What is your all time favourite video game?
I made the mistake of watching the film adaptation of Ready Player One (that film is like a 4/10 for me, not great but not the worse film I have seen this year) before even considering touching the book. Therefore, I went into Ready Player One with very low expectations and thankfully the book was better than the film but not much 🎮
Ready Player One is set in 2045, where reality is a depressing and dismal place to live. Therefore, the human race takes refugee in The Oasis, virtual reality, where anything is possible. Then the creator of the Oasis dies and leaves puzzles within the Oasis for people solve to win the ultimate prize. The story follows Wade as he tries to solve the puzzle that is the Oasis.
Science fiction is one of my more favourable genres but something struggled to click with me. I love the concept of the story, there were so many ways it could have gone, but instead I feel like it was just...okay. Not bad but not overly memorable. 🎮
The horror! The horror!" .
I didn't know about the existence of this book, written by Joseph Conrad, before reading it for my studies. I'm glad I do now.
There are two ways you can read Heart of Darkness. You can focus on the plot - about a group of men who go to the Congo to colonize and who are constantly treating the local people as inferior - or you can read it as one of the most powerful novels ever written, which shows colonization and imperialism, the ruling and discrimination of white men over African people.
It is one of the most incredible books I've ever read. Disguised as a bool about racial discrimination, what Conrad is actually doing is showing "the white side" of the colonial expansion on Africa.
Did you know that, as a counter view of this story, Chinua Achebe wrote Things Fall Apart? And that Scott Fitzgerald also shows all the elements that HOD has in The Great Gatsby?
Also, since reading this book it started appearing everywhere - it is named in Aristotle and Dante, for example, and in the series Riverdale! It's incredible.
Did you know about this classic? Which one would you recommend me to read or has had a big impact on you?
And what is ur current reading !
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Ready player one by @ernestcline
اثری به شدت جذاب و دوست داشتنی. راجع به داستان چیزی نمیگم که اسپویل نشه. ولی به شدت پیشنهاد میکنم بخونید.
قسمتی از متن رو که خیلی دوستش دارم پایین مینویسم. ارزش خوندن داره :)
I wish someone had just told me the truth right up front, as soon as I was old enough to understand it. I wish someone had just said:
"Here's the deal, Wade. You're something called a human being. That's a really smart kind of animal. Like every other animal in this planet, we're descended from a single-celled organism that lived millions of years ago. This happened by a process called evoulotion, and you'll learn more about it later. But trust me, that's really how we all got here. There's proof of it everywhere buried in the rocks. That story you heard? About how we were all created by a super powerful dude named God who lives up in the sky? Total bullshit. The whole God thing is actually an ancient fairy tale that people have been telling one another for thousands of years. We made it all up. Like Santa Claus and the Easter bunny.
Oh, and by the way... There's no Santa or Easter bunny. Also bullshit. Sorry kid. Deal with it.
... Our global civilization came at a huge cost. We needed a whole bunch of energy to build it, and we got that energy by burning fossil fuels. We used up most of this fuel before you got here, and now it's pretty much all gone. This means that we no longer have enough energy to keep our civilization running like it was before.
... Also it turns out that burning all of those fossil fuels had some nasty side effects, like raising the temperature of our planet and screwing up the environment. So now the polar ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and the weather is all messed up. Plants and animals are dying off in record number, and lots of people are starving and homeless. And we're still fighting wars with each other, mostly over the few recourses we have left.
Basically, kid, what all these means is that life is a lot tougher than it used to be in good old days, back before you were born.
.... Human civilization is in 'decline'. Some people even say it is collapsing.
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