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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: Ready Player One

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline p. 26

"This message had been embedded in the log-in sequence by James Halliday himself, when he'd first programmed the OASIS, as an homage to the simulation's direct ancestors, the coin-operated video-games of his youth. These three words were always the last thing an OASIS user saw before leaving the real world and entering the virtual one:
READY PLAYER ONE"

This sets up well that Halliday, despite creating the ultimate computer system of the future, is in love with the computers and games of the past, and so despite being set in 2044, this book is filled with pop-culture references from the 1980s.

1 comment:

Mei said...

It didn't seem like my kind of book at first, then I saw that it referenced gaming. I may have to check it out!
Here's my Teaser Tuesday The Torturer's Daughter

Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver