A fast paced treasure hunt through a virtual world.
A science fiction novel that seems frighteningly easy to imagine as the not too distant future. Despite the dismal backdrop of the crumbling society in a post oil era planet, which see most of its citizens living almost permanently in a free online world the OASIS, this is an uplifting story of a quest across magnificent virtual worlds. In this virtual world isolated and rejected Wade, and the friends he has never met, take on the massive IOI corporation that have the power and resources to spoil the greatest treasure hunt ever created, to take ownership of the OASIS. The book acts as an almost historical guide to the advancement of computer technology and gaming as well as 1980's popular culture, which litter the book as the obsessions of the OASIS creator James Halliday. If you watched all the brat pack movies, far too many 80's sitcoms and still remember fondly your first Atari this book is for you.