Reportedly bought for something like $500,000 and already slated for filming, this novel from Fanboys screenwriter Cline features a geeky kid named Wade Watts who gets caught up in a worldwide virtual utopia called Oasis. There he finds himself on a virtual treasure hunt for a very real treasure. Described by Firstshowing.net as a blend of Avatar, The Matrix, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, this book promises to be really, really big. Get it, probably in multiples.
On a personal note, I listened to this book narrated by Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: Next Generation) and was quite impressed. It seems to have something for everyone who wants to relive the past from the 70’s and 80’s, not to mention some great action, a fun plot, and a good dose of nostalgia. I’m looking forward to see how this translates into a motion picture…. I’m READY! 🙂