Ready Player One is a video game/virtual reality/role playing game novel that was promoted with a video game competition. The prize of the competition was a 1981 DeLorean (like in Back to the Future movies). I have not read it, but it is the only novel that I can think of that has its own podcast dedicated to making fun of how poorly it is written. Steven Spielberg recently released a film version, which was a modest success at the box office and essentially sank without a trace after a few weeks. As I say, I don't think I'll bother with this one.
I stand by my opinion that Gilead is a wonderful novel, but I'm reasonably certain that it will appeal to you, Joffre, a good deal less than it does me. It is a a sort of diary/letter from a septuagenarian Congregationalist minister to his very young son. Son, not grandson.
--Previous Message-- : : Yeah, I also more or less like all those you : mentioned. I've not read Gilead, but I'll : get to it soon if I can go on. : : I'm also not sure I like Wuthering Heights : more than P&P. : : Do you know something about Ready Player : One? I had never heard of it. It was : actually the one I was most curious about. : : I hope no critic would suggest several of : those novels. I expect the winner to be : something I would hope no serious critic : would suggest. I will watch the show just to : see what some people say. In the ad for the : show, Leslie Stahl names War and Peace. : : In general, I can only separate novels into : the ones I really really enjoyed, the ones I : liked a lot, the ones I liked well enough, : the ones I couldn't get into, the ones that : I really didn't like at all, and the ones : I'd like to beat the author with. : : And yet, I believe I do have a rather : special feeling for Wuthering Heights and : Mme Bovary. : :