It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.
We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.
After a slow start, I’m finally getting into it.
There were multiple reasons why I wasn’t getting into the books; I got sick, the beginning was boring where the narrator was explaining everything to me, and other boring mundane things.
But now all of a sudden I can’t put this book down. Big things have happened and I want to know what will happen next.
So far I wouldn’t say I was in love with this book. It’s good don’t get me wrong, but I feel like it explains more about the 1980’s then the current date they are living which is 2044.
Other than the technology increasing (somewhat), they world has gone backwards? Well not quite backwards, maybe in the dumps more like it. World famine and complete chaos, but I think instead of solving it, everyone is going into a computer to escape it all.
Anyway, that’s just my opinion at the moment.