Sunday, June 29, 2014

10. Ready Player One

Oh my crone!
This is an AMAZING BOOK!!! I really don't even know how to describe it.

Here is what Amazon has to say...

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 

That sets you up for the story. It references the decade of the 80's in every pop culture way. 

No more - you just need to read it or listen on audio book as I did. Just amazing.

9. Deeply Odd

This is the 7th Odd Thomas book. Love them all!

It starts with an encounter with a weird cowboy who threatens him. Odd is "drawn" to the cowboys truck and he knows that this bad guy has or is going to hurt some kids. So Odd tries to follow the guy. Here is where a supernatural dimension comes in...

Odd can travel into this dimension and he overhears conversations that lead him to the main event - a bunch of really crazy dark supernatural worshippers who hurt people. A real cat & mouse chase ensues. Winner - Odd Thomas of course!