It feels as if the geek fairy flew over and sprinkled his jizzy magic seed right into my brain.
Seriously. The other shoppers here in Chapters are probably giving my raging nerd hard-on looks of consternation.
That’s where I’ve been for the past 5 hours, ripping through one of the best novels I’ve read this year.
Not because of the writing (though it was good), the characters (though I liked them too), or the plot (though it was definitely kick-ass).
But because this made the geek in me absolutely soar. Riddled with references to ’80s pop culture, Ready Player One is a shining tribute to everything that was great about that decade. (And who doesn’t secretly wished that they could live in a real-life RPG?)
Go read this. Even if you don’t like video games, go read it.
And if you do like video games? Oh boy. Bring a tissue.