Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

At the moment I am reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Actually, I should have already finished it, but I haven't. I am well and truly past half way and so I am determined that I will finish it before taking it back to the library.

There has been lots of good things said about this book, but I thought I would share a little about the setting before sharing some teasers - although not the kind of teasers that I normally share!

Ready Player One is a book that is perfect for anyone who grew up in the 80s. I finished high school in 1988 so I would suggest that I am definitely in the target audience! It is chock full of references to movies and video games, songs and TV shows. Even the occasional reference to a book!

I wasn't a gamer as such, but there are lots of references that are in the general knowledge realm now, especially to things like John Hughes movies, Star Trek and so much more!

For my teasers this week, I would share some Youtube videos of songs that have been mentioned in the book! Hello 80's nostalgia!





 
If you watch this clip, you will also see some very familiar faces from 80's movies as well!

 
Ah Duran Duran. I wasn't the hugest fan, but if I hear their music now, I can sing along quite easily!
 



And an Australian contribution! Takes me back to when I saw Midnight Oil perform a couple of years ago. Fantastic concert!

10 comments:

  1. Embarrassing confession: I might have once owned a Duran Duran tape.

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    1. Pretty sure you are not alone there! I am also pretty sure that there might be more musical things to be embarassed about too!

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  2. I loved this book, and the audio version was fantastic! I hope that you are enjoying it, and can't wait to hear what you think of it when you are done!

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    1. Heather, I am liking it, but finding it a slower read than I anticipated!

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  3. I was very excited when they mentioned Midnight Oil. :)

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    1. Kelly, I thought you might have been!

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  4. I just started this book a couple of days ago! I'm glad to hear you're still enjoying it halfway through the book. Its starting off a bit slow for me.

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    1. It is going a bit slow for me too Samantha!

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  5. I loved this book. I want to hear the audio verson as well.

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  6. I may be just a tad too old for this, but I finished high school and college in the 80s (got married, had a baby -- busy decade) so I'm really looking forward to reading it, even if some of the cultural references may not work for me.

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