One Book One Bluegrass 2014

One Book One Bluegrass is a community reading program that encourages everyone in Central Kentucky to read and discuss the same book. This year's selection is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. One Book One Bluegrass is a collaboration between the public libraries in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Nicholas, Scott, and Woodford counties.

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.


ERNEST CLINE has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture full-time as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His 2009 film Fanboys, much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon. These days, Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, their daughter, and a large collection of classic video games. READY PLAYER ONE is his first novel.

 

Read alike books:

God Game by Andrew Greeley
Little Brother or For the Win by Corey Doctorow
Reamde, Snow Crash or The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Otherworld by Tad Williams
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Ender’s series by Orson Scott Card