Maha Noor Noor itibaren Tajpura, Uttar Pradesh 247120, Hindistan
This book isn't without flaws, but I found them easy to ignore because it's so much fun otherwise. It's really a geek/fanboy wish fulfillment story, but it's well-paced and full of detail. There are a few places where it gets too "tell-y", but I think that's largely an attempt to make the novel accessible for nongamers/nongeeks. This is an adult book with a ton of teen crossover appeal. Though I do wonder whether they'd find it as engaging as I did - it's weird to have the 80's up on such a big pedestal as the apex of human culture (was there really nothing memorable created after the fall of Communism?). Trivia nerds know no decade, though, and I'm hoping I can find some kids who will like it the way I did. Overall, a very fun ride. Favorite part was by far (view spoiler). Hoping Cline writes another book someday. I'll definitely read it.