Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline

  • Release Date: 2011-08-16
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 10,053 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

“Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly

A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days.

When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. 

Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club

“Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”HuffPost

“An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN

“A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”Boston Globe

“Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR

“[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”iO9


  • Great

    By moonmycron
    Fun read

    By K4ON4SHI
    LITERALLY one of the GREATEST reads of ALL TIME.
  • Love it!

    By MattsQuality
    Absolutely love this book! Highly recommend it!
  • One of my favorite books!

    By bunny_the_puppy
    I love it! It’s exciting and just perfect. I highly recommend.
  • Trash

    By Jibberjabberwabber
    This is probably one of the worst books I’ve read
  • Amazing

    By friedmann87
    One of the best books I have ever read. Saw the movie first and it was excellent but the book outshines it.
  • Super duper good!!

    By nels2714
    I read this at age 12 and thought it was AMAZING!! It has some profanity and kind of dark scenes, but if that doesn’t bother you, I suggest this to readers ages 12+. I loved it and read it nonstop! It has an interesting style, and I was shocked by the author’s twists with the Easter Egg. I was very surprised by the representation of Aech as well. Very exciting! Read it and enjoy it, or read it and not enjoy it. Read it, though!
  • Excellent attention to details

    By AlyPowell
    Lots of research on so many subjects.
  • 5 star

    By wyqttssz
    Great book, lots of awesome references that any fan of pop culture would love.
  • Ready

    By don s dunks
    Complex like a good wine yet you want more.