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Old 07-04-2015, 11:07 PM View Post #1 (Link) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
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For those who know me, you probably know that I have been pushing this book onto other people for a while because I love it so dang much. And I realized that we had a Book Club section of the website where I can force you all to read and discuss it muahahahaha.

Anyway, the book is, again, if you didn't bother to read the title of this thread, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It is a science fiction, specifically cyberpunk, novel, that centers around a virtual reality website much like Second Life, in the future (I don't really know how much in the future but it's in the future!) and the main characters and his friends are embarking on a contest/journey through this virtual reality cyberspace.

There are a ton of 80s references too so for those who aren't that into the future-y stuff, there's also plenty of nostalgia to be felt.

here are a lot of points that we can pull from for discussion too which I will happily discuss with you guys either here or VM..

Some of them are obviously...
- the state of technology now and what'll happen in the future. do you think it'll be like it is in the book and other cyberpunk novels, movies, and shows?
- are virtual realities are good thing or a bad thing? carefully look at the different real life situations of the characters in the book and how they use the virtual reality. is it harmful or advantageous?
- going with the previous question, there are a lot of social issues that come up in the novel such as gender and race issues, particularly with Aech in the novel. what is the story behind this character? what do you think?
- what do you think of all the 80s references? what do you think they do for the novel?

There are other topics too, of course, but those are the main ones that I'd like to start off discussing.

Guys, this book made me fall in love with the cyberpunk genre, so. I promise you it's a great book. Even if you don't like science fiction, I truly feel that there's something in the novel for everyone. I look forward to reading all your lovely discussion/points/rants about the book. I hope at least some of you love the book as much as I do.

Deadline? One month from now, August 5th, 12:00AM EST. Get reading!

Originally Posted by sbenzing
Wow. So youre a Korean girl who grew up in Hong Kong, lives in the United States now and is studying Spanish in college? You know that's crazy right?
Jisun: I feel like I'm writing some Twilight shit.
Kanen: Ji, I feel like that all the time.
Kanen: The difference is,
Kanen: this is only your first draft.
Kanen: for her, it was her last.
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