Ready Player One

Ready Player One Tape

I finally finished Peter Hook’s How Now To Run a Club, which details in gory details how utterly inept Factory Records and New Order were at running a night club. Which we are all grateful for as that ineptitude kept the club running long enough (15 years) to usher in the birth of acid house and DJs as a global phenomena.

Anyway, I started reading Ready Player One (am about halfway through) and, assuming you’re reading this because you love video games, you need to go pick it up now. It’s not a particularly original novel but it deals with its source material with such affection it’s almost impossible to put down – particularly if you grew up in the 1980s.

Decent books about video ames or video game culture are few and far between. Ones that are worth reading are even rarer. This is one. Pick it up. You won’t be disappointed.

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