Student Book Club

Posted on September 30, 2016. Filed under: Event, Fiction | Tags: |

Oakton library is starting its first student book club.
Our first meeting is Wednesday, October 26th, 4 – 5 p.m..
We will be meeting in the lower level of Oakton’s library in Des Plaines.

We will be discussing:

R9780307887443_p0_v1_s192x300eady Player One
by Ernest Cline

“In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape” (description from back cover).

This science fiction book is a favorite of mine. I love both the book format and the audio format—which is read by Will Wheaton. It is a fast paced and fun story set both in the dystopian “real” world and in the online environment—the OASIS. I finished the book, and immediately started it again. For those who haven’t heard, it is also being made into a movie by Steven Spielburg.

Where to get the book:

  • There is still an ebook copy available on our digital Axis 360 app. If you prefer audio, there is a wait list.
  • There are at least 21 copies available to borrow through ILL in Ishare in either hardcover or paperback. You can request the book be sent to either campus.
  • Otherwise, this book is available at most public libraries as well as in Overdrive and 3M (public library apps).

Why not come and join the discussion? If you have any questions, contact Gretchen Schneider.

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