This whole book brings out the biggest nerd in me. Like I swear, I just got obsessed with about twenty new things thanks to this book.
Post-Apocalyptic setting. Everyone’s lives suck. They live in trailers that are stacked on top of each other, there is no green grass and the air couldn’t be more filthy.
So it is no surprise that the entire world logs into a virtual world called OASIS and lives through their virtual self instead of their actual self.
The guy who created OASIS loved the eighties and things that label a person as nerdy. He wasn’t the most sociable person in the world, so he found his love in objects and things instead.
As you could well imagine, he got really rich since everyone in the whole world plays and lives in OASIS. But since he wasn’t very sociable and king of a hermit crab, he didn’t have anyone to inherit all of his money and holdings.
So he planted easter-eggs into his game so whoever finds all three of them first, gets all his money.
There are those who are trying to get it themselves, and then there are companies who decided to hunt for it (called The Sixers). Some are willing to kill for the money.
This whole book is filled with nerdy-little-gems and geeky things and everything that makes my heart happy. 1980 was a great decade, and this book shows you all the great things that came out of it.
If you consider yourself a nerd, you’ll probably love this book.