Ready Player One by Ernest Kline
This book is quite possibly my favorite, certainly a top 5. It was introduced to me by fellow Louper Brett V .(my brother & voracious reader) and lies at the intersection of two of my favorite topics, science fiction and 80's nostalgia. It is the first book written by Ernest Kline, and it is a monumental accomplishment. He has managed to weave 80's culture (mostly movies, television, and video games) into a fascinating story that will keep you reading until the very end. It has won a ton of literary awards and a film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg is currently in production (see you at the Premier in Spring 2018?). I don't want to spoil anything, but sadly it describes a world we are slowly heading towards. But, it does so in a way that will have you longing for the past. It was a simpler time ... ahhh! You will enjoy this book, whether you lived through the 80's or not.