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Ready Player One: Pop culture immersion therapy to solve all ailments

2011.. This book was published in 2011. What was I doing in 2011? I read Johnny Shaw's Dove Season (which was amazing [Review | Author Interview]).. GRRM released a book.. Some sexytime was had, as I had a kid in 2012, so that must have been good. I bet I ate food and went to work.. What is obvious is that I was out of the loop with geek culture and remained segmented to the side for the following five years.

Cue my friend V, dropping by my office and slopping Ready Player One down alongside a copy of Zombies vs Unicorns. She advises me that this tome of pop culture joy is a must read and that she never got around to Z vs U. At the time, I was heavily invested in the rabbit hole of American political news for a couple months solid and managed to put off reading this even longer.

Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)400 pagesBroadway BooksISBN-10: 0307887448ISBN-13: 978-0307887443 My repeat delays would have disqualified me as a Gunter. Innovative Online Industries (IOI) would have the egg…