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Kick A** Characters: Wade Watts of ‘Ready Player One’

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Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film version of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is now that second biggest film of the year behind Black Panther grossing nearly $400 million worldwide in only two weeks. Ready Player One is “the ultimate geek experience,” according to Super Sci-Fi, and the character Wade Watts is the ultimate geek. Go inside the “geeky, 80’s-loving, heroic, and often virtually simulated” character of Wade Watts from Ready Player One in this Penguin Random House stop-motion tribute edition of Kick A** Characters. Check out a preview of the film:   Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!

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From Page to Screen in 2018: 12 Book-to-Film Adaptations Coming to a Theater Near You

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. We all know that the book is always better than the movie, but that doesn’t stop us from sometimes really, really liking the movie, especially when it’s based on a favorite book. So butter your popcorn, turn off your phone, and get ready for 12 2018 book-to-film adaptations worth waiting for. Peter Rabbit   Who doesn’t love the rascally rabbit Peter? Mr. McGregor. That’s who. But even he would be won over by the magical Peter Rabbit adaptation coming to the screen on February 9th, starring the incomparable James Corden. Annihilation Lovers of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy will not want to miss the upcoming film Annihilation, which is based on the first novel…

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We Can’t Wait for the Intense Action in ‘Ready Player One’

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We love books about the future – even if that future happens to be bleak. And that’s definitely the case with Ernest Cline’s beloved 2011 novel, Ready Player One, which imagines a crowded 2044 where global warming has wrecked havoc and most places on earth have become overpopulated slums. Because reality is so uninviting, many people prefer to live in a virtual reality called OASIS. The book follows Wade Watts, a teen living in Columbus, Ohio, who’s obsessed with old video games and ‘80s pop culture, and who navigates OASIS as the avatar Parzival. Wade becomes determined to find a series of keys that will lead him to a hidden Easter egg, a game that was set in motion when…

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5 Audiobooks Perfect for Your Long Summer Drives

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As you pull out of the driveway, everyone is excited. You’re heading out for one of those meticulously planned, ideally memorable vacations that you’ll talk about for years. You will return refreshed and energized, carrying smartphones and digital cameras chock full of memories. This vacation will go down in history as one of the greatest ever! But you have to get there first. Once you hit the highway, everyone in the car starts to realize that many hours must pass before the memories can begin. Well, good memories, at any rate. Who enjoys memories from an eight-hour car ride? Amidst all the planning, you’ve overlooked the critical travel element, which is all too common. Don’t despair, though; there’s a cure for the…

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Carol Memmott Reviews: Ernest Cline Scores with Armada

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In 2011, pop culture enthusiasts were tripping over their lightsabers as they rushed to praise Ernest Cline’s geekfest debut novel, Ready Player One. The novel’s futuristic/retro mash-up of a plot about the hunt for a lottery ticket hidden in a virtual world is as much an epic adventure story as it is a cautionary tale about the future of humankind. If you loved Ready Player One’s hundreds of references to the nostalgia-inducing entertainment brands and gadgets of the 1980s, grab your game controller and get ready to do it all over again. Cline’s Armada (Crown) is a rollicking space cowboy adventure set in two iconic worlds: video gaming and our endless fascination with science fiction books, television shows and movies.…

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