Before I dive into the novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, I will warn you that there are going to be spoilers so if you want to avoid them, turn back now!
Ready Player Two
I started reading Ready Player Two and so far, I have to say this novel does not seem to offer much. The absurd references to 2000’s movies, shows, and songs keep in coming. A bit too much though. It feels like rapid fire where the author is trying to show off his knowledge of all the things he has knowledge of. Doesn’t make for a great reading. Shocking.
Besides the nonstop references, I am not a fan of the tone of the novel. The protagonist Wade sounds like a middle aged man going through a mid life crisis. And not the teenager that he is or is supposed to be.
Speaking of the novel and what has happened so far, the answer is a lot. The founder of Oasis built a headset that the user can wear to experience taste, sound, touch, etc in virtual reality. He created this technology and decided not to release it to the public. But once his heir Wade discovers it, he ends up releasing it and mass producing it. And that starts of another riddle and another quest for our protagonist.
The concept is pretty much the same as the first novel. I don’t feel invested in this quest as much as the first. Now, more is at stake which is hard to do considering the stake in the last novel was pretty big.
Not a fan so far but I am hoping that the novel picks up a bit. And that the author does mix it up because I don’t want to read the same novel as the last one. I’ll keep everyone updated as I keep reading.