Author: Ernest Cline
No. of Pages: 374
This is a futuristic story being related through the point of view of the protagonist. This story happens in generation where virtual videogames are popular and are widely used. The ideas incorporated by the author are very plausible considering the breakthrough innovations nowadays and the prolific use of computers. The protagonist and his friends all battle inside a videogame amongst other “gunters”, short for “egg hunters”, to win the inheritance left by the maker of OASIS, James Halliday. All of the OASIS users have the chance to be the heir to a billion dollar property of James Halliday. All they have to do is to search for the hidden keys scattered around OASIS, but this is not as easy as it looks because OASIS is composed of hundreds of planets and that the search has been on for so many years already and that many users already gave up thinking that all of it is just a sham. However, one day, the dormant gunters started searching again when the first key was found by a young boy living in the suburbs. That young boy happened to be Wades Owen Watts a.k.a. Parzival a.k.a. W.O.W.
“It’s not over until it’s over. And it’s not over yet.” ~Ernest Cline, Ready Player One