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Review: Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"RP2 is basically RP1 but bigger and better, with even more stakes. For instance, in the first book, Wade needs to collect three items to complete the quest; in the sequel, that number is seven. In the first book, the lives of Wade and a few others hang in the balance; in the sequel, that number is a lot higher."
- from The Ringer's review of RP2

How is any of that a criticism?! I agree with everything in that review, but it's praise in my mind. In the immortal words of Syndrome from The Incredibles, "It's bigger. It's badder. Ladies and gentlemen, it's too much!"

80s nostalgia, a hunt for a grand prize, and cutting edge technology. Sure, it's more of the same, but amped up on steroids. It's what I love from Ernie Cline and this book definitely delivered. It's not complex writing, but it's pure popcorn enjoyment. I think we can all use that right about now b

If you loved RP1, you will love this sequel. If you didn't like the first one, you won't like this one (and I'd also love to know why you read this one if you didn't like the first one).

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