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Ernest Cline

Auteur van Ready Player One

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Over de Auteur

Ernest Cline is an American screenwriter and novelist. He was born in 1972 and grew up in rural Ohio. In 1998, Cline wrote a screenplay entitled, Fanboys, about the craze surrounding the prequels to the Star Wars movies. Over a decade later, the movie was finally released in 2009. However, creative toon meer differences and his dissatisfaction with the final edit, led Cline to quit screenwriting and write a novel. That novel, based on an idea he had been considering for years, became the New York Times Bestseller, Ready Player One. His second novel, Armada released in 2015 also became a New York Times Bestseller. He made the Hollywood Reporter's 'Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list, entering at number 12. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder


Werken van Ernest Cline

Ready Player One (2011) 18,415 exemplaren
Armada (2015) 3,345 exemplaren
Ready Player Two (2020) 2,759 exemplaren
The Importance of Being Ernest (2006) 69 exemplaren
Bridge to Bat City (2024) 4 exemplaren
Untitled 3 exemplaren
Ready Player Two (2020) 1 exemplaar

Gerelateerde werken

Ready Player One [2018 film] (2018) — Screenwriter — 353 exemplaren
Press Start to Play (2015) — Voorwoord — 259 exemplaren
Robot Uprisings (2014) — Medewerker — 186 exemplaren
The Art of Ready Player One (2018) — Introductie — 16 exemplaren
Once Upon Atari: How I made history by killing an industry (2020) — Voorwoord — 11 exemplaren


Algemene kennis

Officiële naam
Cline, Ernest Christy
Ashland, Ohio, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
store clerk
spoken word artist
Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe (wife)
Yfat Reiss-Gendell
Korte biografie
ERNEST CLINE is an internationally best-selling novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. He is the author of the novels Ready Player One and Armada and co-screenwriter of the film adaptation of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg. His books have been published in over fifty countries and have spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.



Ready Player Two in Science Fiction Fans (maart 2022)
Ready Player One in Gamers (maart 2019)
Ready Player One in The Green Dragon (juli 2013)
Ready PLayer One {Spoilers Possible} in The Green Dragon (juli 2012)
Chat about... Ready Player One by Ernest Cline in The SF&F Book Chat (februari 2012)


I read this book originally back in 2020, and finally got around to listening to the audio book. I love this book, the great pop culture references, the notes of the decline of the world and humanity, and specifically such a great sci-fi adventure story. Wade's character development, as well as his general outlook on life is the exact type of character arc I love to see. My one favorite reference is specifically Rush, my dad's favorite rock band. Just the nod to the bands work just made my soul happy.… (meer)
clougreen | 1,271 andere besprekingen | Apr 5, 2024 |
I loved every second of this book. Though I read this one as an ebook, I am SERIOUSLY considering getting a hard copy to actually place among my precious home library selections. I’m ashamed of how long it took for me to actually decide to read it.

Right from the beginning, I knew I would like this book – I mean, what’s not to love about a story that promises an escape as the main character himself escapes into a futuristic, virtual world?! From start to finish, I liked everything in this book; the 80’s pop culture nostalgia, the video game, movie, and music references, the futuristic/dystopian setting, and a misunderstood, outcast youth. A recipe for perfection in my book.

Now, I was born in the 80’s but I didn’t get a chance to experience some of the references in real time. It wasn’t until I was older, in the late 90’s, that I ventured into the content from the decade before. I wasn’t able to feel nostalgia about everything that was referenced, but I found that I still awe-inspired by all of them Cline wrote into this story (there are a TON!). I’m not much of a gamer in any capacity because honestly…I suck most – if not all – games. However, I really enjoyed the gaming history referenced in this book despite my abominable gaming skills.

While I loved the elements of this book, I also thoroughly enjoyed the writing. I got lost…..When I can get “lost” in a book, it’s magical. I can generally “get into” just about any book, but to get lost in one….that’s something only an elite group of authors have done for me. The writing and plot structure made this possible.

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RochelleJones | 1,271 andere besprekingen | Apr 5, 2024 |
Honestly, this book was okay. It was a quick read and although the experience wasn't a bad one, I felt very meh about it. The world was the strongest point by far. With the way the world is crumbling around us it makes a lot of sense that people want to escape into into a virtual one and surround themselves with nostalgia. The concept of the OASIS is a cool one as well. The plot was okay although it didn't always make sense so much happened because Wade is the main character and main characters are special even when they shouldn't succeed - it was interesting enough. But I didn't like the characters. Wade was annoying and uninteresting and everyone else existed to serve him. Art3mis was so much better (major spoiler: And deserved to win so much more) but ended up being reduced to being an object of Wade's affection. And as a somewhat related note?: I really don't like how that gotcha moment about Aech was handled. Very much felt like tokenism since it was revealed and then immediately pushed aside so Wade could keep doing his thing - if you want to do something like this you should ay least deal with it properly

While the reading experience was pleasant enough I didn't actually like this book. I would love to see something more nuanced done with this idea, but I do get why others love it so much.
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TheAceOfPages | 1,271 andere besprekingen | Mar 23, 2024 |
Rounding up in GoodReads, but would get 2.5 stars from me.

Meh, it was fine. Wade Watts was certainly less likeable in this novel. The characters didn't feel as engaging or as tight. The quest had some interesting bits, but felt too "pushed". The antagonist was more annoying than evil. There were times I wanted to put it down and stop reading ... and times that it was engaging and time flew by. But not a super memorable read overall.
teejayhanton | 116 andere besprekingen | Mar 22, 2024 |



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