Ready Player Two

A Novel (Ready Player One #2)

Hardcover, 384 pages

English language

Published Nov. 23, 2020 by Ballantine Books.

ISBN:
9781524761332

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3 stars (16 reviews)

An unexpected quest. Two worlds at stake. Are you ready?

Days after Oasis founder James Halliday's contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday's vault, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the Oasis a thousand times more wondrous, and addictive, than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle and a new quest. A last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who will kill millions to get what he wants. Wade's life and the future of the Oasis are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.

11 editions

Dafür war ich jetzt nicht bereit...

3 stars

Ach ja, Fortsetzungen... Nach dem ich vom ersten Teil so begeistert war, da waren meine Erwartungen erwartungsgemäß recht hoch und wurden leider enttäuscht.

Der Autor hat sich ja bemüht, aber die Stimmung vom ersten Teil kam hier nicht mehr rüber. Die Story ist zwar eine konsequente Fortführung, aber doch sehr durchschnittlich. Es war alles irgendwie vorhersehbar und die Rätsel auch eher mäßig. Dazu hielt man sich viel zu sehr auf gewissen Planeten und mit gewissen Künstlern auf, mit denen ich so gar nichts positives verbinde, so dass bei mir der Funke einfach ausblieb. 3 virtuelle Sterne sind bei mir da noch drin, aber wenn ich gewisse Längen des Romans Revue passieren lasse, dann sind es wohl eher ziemlich blasse.

Review of 'Ready Player Two' on 'GoodReads'

4 stars

After listening to the first few pages I wanted to stop. Wade was such a dork making such obviously stupid but significant choices. However, the tension soon subsided during the long introduction of the scene (including a recap of the significant facts from the first book). In the end, the book was filled with many twists and turns and ended up merging the game world with the real world in some pretty ingenious ways - like how the real world controlled avatars sitting in rigs that controlled real-world robots.
Additionally, the book had multiple surprises that changed the perspective and opened up new ideas about saving memories and capturing the concept that ultimately our being/soul is just physics so why not be able to capture it and reconstitute it in an online world.
My only criticism was that the speed with which Samantha (Art3mis) forgave wade without any reconciliation seemed …

Review of 'Ready Player Two' on 'GoodReads'

1 star

Эрнест Клайн обладает всеми качествами, необходимыми современному писателю: он в совершенстве владеет всеми буквами английского алфавита (это A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, но у каждой из них есть и зловещий карлик-двойник, вместе они это a, b, c, d, e, f, h, g, i, y, j, k, n, o, p, q, r, l, s, t, u, v, w, m, x и z) и большинством арабских цифр — в книге наиболее часто встречаются 1, 9, 8, и моя любимая 0 — и может генерировать их в большом количестве, работая за обязательно включенным в сеть компьютером с помощью аутентичной для 1980-х годов клавиатуры Apple Magic Keyboard.

Книга Ready Player Two является продолжением книги Ready Player One (это умная отсылка к системам нумерации, в которых Two стоит следом за One и означает на …

Review of 'Ready Player Two' on 'GoodReads'

3 stars

Starts a bit rough, as the author spends the first quarter of the book trying to deal with the stuff from the first book that is dated in 2020's "social media is terrible" world. But once that is out of the way there is an amusing adventure, just like in the original.

Some of the messaging is ham-fisted, but once again it is important to remember that this is a children's book. It isn't meant to be nuanced.

The pop culture references without a plot.

1 star

DNF at 51%.

Usually, a book has a plot. Even if I don't like the characters, I can usually tell you what the basic plot was about. This one completely eluded me and not in a good way either.

The main character is supposed to solve some puzzles or something but the book was so filled with ads I soon forgot where we were at or what we were doing. No. Couldn't make it. I tried. I really did. I just couldn't make it all the way through.

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