If you, like me, have read Ernest Cline’s fascinating novel READY PLAYER ONE, you’re likely just as excited for Steven Spielberg’s movie adaptation. READY PLAYER ONE is set in a futuristic world in which most people spend their time living in a virtual reality called the OASIS. The eccentric billionaire creator of the OASIS left an “Easter Egg” hidden inside when he died—and the person who discovers it first will inherit his entire fortune and gain control of the OASIS. It’s a fun concept and even though I’m not a video gamer, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Throughout the book Ernest Cline leaves us our own Easter Eggs to find: dozens of movie, game, and book allusions. This is a nostalgia-packed book with countless references—especially to 80s pop culture. If you’ve finished READY PLAYER ONE and you’re looking for your next move, add these authors mentioned in the book to your TBR pile.
The absurdist tale of Billy Pilgrim -- an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden -- and his odyssey through time has become a classic of anti-war fiction and reading lists everywhere.
“Fly, you fools!” —Gandalf the Grey
An imaginative and poignant adult fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror. This bewitching and harrowing story of mystery, survival, memory, and magic makes the impossible all too real.