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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Yessss, surprisingly enjoyable. I bought the book on the spur of the moment for a holiday, and expected a fairly lightweight read. In fact there was a little more substance than I anticipated, although frankly I found the background 'real world' story more thought-provoking than the 'virtual world' story. I still struggle with the concept that anyone could think that an 80's obsessed geek would make a good ruler of the virtual world, but then perhaps the original such geek would, I guess. Anyway, an interesting and entertaining read for the most part. I'm not into 80's computer games but I didn't find that too boring, and I quite enjoyed spotting one 80's reference (and only one) that… Read more
Quality Leather Designer Slim Narrow Width Spectac&hellip Hide & Sleek
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 4 July 2013
Lovely leather and well made. I thought it might be too expensive for some cheap reading glasses but in the end I bought two more...
The Quarry by Iain Banks
The Quarry by Iain Banks
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting epitaph, 4 July 2013
Not his best book. Perhaps by some way, as it lacks much of the complexity and intricacy of many of his other books. And yet... and yet... It's all about context. This is his final book, and given the subject matter and a plot that slowly twists and turns towards its denouement, you won't read a more moving novel this year. I don't think Iain Banks was in any way 'Guy' in the novel, but you get to the latter's 'after death' manifesto, and you see the real passion that inspired so much of the former's writing.

Anyway, I'm a hard-nosed b*****d, but it made me cry.

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