Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline

  • Release Date: 2011-08-16
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 7,648 Ratings


Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.


  • Best Book Ever Read

    By Cocobutter53
    Hands down my favorite book. Ernest Cline, Bravo!
  • 80’s Fun

    By LadyBugAmber
    Ready Player One is a great book for people who love 80’s pop culture and futuristic dystopian fiction. Don’t expect the movie to mimic the book, you’ll be disappointed. Read this as a stand alone work of fiction which takes the reader through twists, turns, games, daily life, and small details of a crazy matrix. I read this before a movie was in the works but the storytelling and details placed one in my head. Enjoy this book but then take a giant step back to see the youth of today.

    By Keefe Secen
    This is an awesome book, with a great idea, and perfectly written. Humor is the best part, and as well as the mix of video game references over the centuries.
  • That long leg

    By dovestar_lps
    The leg
  • Awesome!!

    By KendiKat😸
    This book was a stunning mix of romance, action, and everything. it’s 100% better than the movie and i’m so happy i got to read it
  • Great read

    By Freymk
    Loved this book. World building was amazing. The movie, on the other hand, was a huge let down.
  • Ready player one

    By Zappafish
    Well I think it's time to read this book
  • Awesome

    By dvial5
    I read the sample and am thinking about buying it. I really hope Ernest Cline comes out with new books!
  • Amazing

    By Mykemirra
    I couldn’t stop reading it. Every free moment I had I was reading. Just an amazing book, took me back to my childhood. If you fondly remember the 80’s this is the adventure for you!
  • Disgusting

    By Shy Summer
    It was the worst book I have ever read! There were f bombs and s words on every other page. And an entire page was dedicated to wade watts talking about him masturbating with a robot etc... but the movie seems to be ok.