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HNutz wrote:How is NOS4A2?
It was alright; not great, but had some good parts. It wasn't nearly as creepy or scary as I'd hoped for, but the fantasy premise he creates is interesting and I would like to explore it more. I swear he sounds exactly like his father. If I read this without knowing the author I would have pegged it as Stephen King almost immediately. Kate Mulgrew did a great job with the narration, especially with her voice for Charlie Manx, who is a pretty neat villain. (Bing is not, though.)
bkthomson wrote:What did you think of Player One?
I enjoyed it. The nostalgic 80s trappings are definitely the selling point here, because the story isn't that original. A lot of his visions of the tech of the future are pretty straightforward and kind of stunted when you realize that this is supposed to be thirty years in the future. Just looking at how much we've advanced over the past decade I have to believe we'll be beyond some of that stuff by 2044, especially when you consider the OASIS is just a VR version of Second Life on steroids. It was a very fun read, though. I'd really like to know what the YA audience of today thinks of it without having the 80s nostalgia angle.