Cover of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
Ernest Cline
Finished: April 2, 2014

This has been on my “currently reading” list since December 2012. I’ve given up and restarted it on and off since then. It was such a struggle to get through. I think the problem is that it irritates the same parts of my brain as The Big Bang Theory - it’s supposed to appeal to nerds like me, but it’s such a shitshow that I find myself getting annoyed. In place of any character development or story, we’re treated to a never-ending string of “like that thing in $nerd_reference”. Right up until the last chapter. “It was a hedge maze. With the same layout as the one in Labyrinth”. This is cheap, lazy writing at its worst. Dan Brown, all is forgiven.