Ready Player One

Tom

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readyplayerone1-700x325.jpg I enjoyed the book and the movie, even though they are two different takes of the same story.

At Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9969571-ready-player-one

The movie fixed the one thing I didn't like about the book's ending. Wade absolutely had to be in double-jeopardy, in VR and IRL, for the suspense to be at its height. Ever since the ending of the original Matrix, that double-jeopardy seems like it should be obligatory in a story with two worlds that come together at the end.
 

Tom

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Here's an interview with Ernest Cline where he talks about the differences between the book and the movie. I particularly like the discussion at the end where he compares the pop culture references in RPO to the mythology of the Indiana Jones movies. The audience doesn't need to understand all the details as long as the central story is clear.

 

Ultra Mod - Chapter One

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