Feb 092016
 
Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada by Ernest Cline My rating:  (Click here to see this review on Goodreads.) Another great, nerd-filled classic by the Ohio native. As most fans of Ready Player One, I was very excited when I heard about Armada. He does succeed, again, in stirring those nostalgic nerdy memories from my childhood with various references to games and movies I played/watched growing up. I will admit, however, perhaps the references were a little too prolific, especially at the beginning of the book, but I could tell Ernest Cline was writing a book that was fulfilling a childhood fantasy. The same childhood fantasy all of us had [… Click to Continue …]

Jan 282014
 
Book Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My Rating: Click here to read the review on Goodreads. The star ranking of “it was amazing” seems trite compared to how much I enjoyed this book. I knew within the first three chapters that this was going to be a top five book for me. The entire book was living my early childhood from the 80s. I grew up playing several of the games that were mentioned in the book. I still watch all of the movies that were mentioned in the book. I am an avid gamer so the concept of the story had me completely immersed [… Click to Continue …]