A review by aspirin
Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline


This was going to be a four star, but I had to give it five because of the way I felt at the end. Is it a perfect read? No, it's unabashedly cheesy and if you don't lean into that you won't enjoy it. It's structured like all the classic media it references, with deus ex machinas and getting the girl moments, but that's sort of the point. I loved it. Most importantly, it really captured the joy of being a professional appreciator.