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Ready Player Two

#1 Post by Bob78164 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:31 am

Amazon has announced a November publication date for Ready Player Two, the sequel to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The movie was meh. The book, on the other hand, is essential reading for those who (like me) grew up as nerds in the 1980s. It's one of the few books that I've re-read, and I've done so often.

The paper publications of the book also had an Easter egg that launched a path to a contest that resulted in Cline giving a DeLorean to the winner. --Bob
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Re: Ready Player Two

#2 Post by MarleysGh0st » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:04 pm

Hmmmm. Do we need spoilers, for those who haven't read the first book or seen the movie?
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At the end of the first book, Parzival and his clan have won the Easter egg and with it the largest corporation in the world. So I can't see them doing a repeat of the first book. Is this book going to be a "real world" adventure where they try to make the OASIS live up to the "Don't Be Evil" motto?

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Re: Ready Player Two

#3 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:54 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Hmmmm. Do we need spoilers, for those who haven't read the first book or seen the movie?
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At the end of the first book, Parzival and his clan have won the Easter egg and with it the largest corporation in the world. So I can't see them doing a repeat of the first book. Is this book going to be a "real world" adventure where they try to make the OASIS live up to the "Don't Be Evil" motto?
No idea. I also read Cline's second book, Arcade, and I didn't find it nearly as captivating as Ready Player One. --Bob
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