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I don't know if this will appeal to anyone in the limited audience here or not. But I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is the first novel for Ernest Cline, the creator of the 2009 movie "Fanboys."

It is set in 2045 where "Internet" and "OASIS" (a virtual reality/gaming world) have become synonymous. The world outside OASIS is not doing well (global warming, third decade into the Great Recession, etc.). But the main thrust of the book is MMO gaming, and 1980's pop culture, especially focusing on the geekier side such as early video games and role-playing games.

It is best summed up by a quote from author John Scalzi (who has the best wit of any Science Fiction writer, current and probably past):

“A nerdgasm…imagine Dungeons and Dragons and an 80s video arcade made hot, sweet love, and their child was raised in Azeroth.”—John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling author of Old Man’s War

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