What can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said? I was worried about reading this book, because I don’t have a huge love of 80 pop culture (what can I say I was all about 90’s Nick) but I my love for video games and the internet more than made up for my lack of depth of 80’s knowledge. I really thought Clines idea of the Stacks was fascinating. I’m not sure how I feel about the idea that we’re all going to be glued to VR in the near future but I did like the way Cline pulled irl into the book. I did feel like a lot of this book rested on nostalgia to pull you through and had a whole lot of infodump sessions. I liked this book but it wasn’t the end all be all I’d heard it was.
On an audiobook note, I loved Will Wheaton narrating this. Honestly that was another thing I was worried about. Poor Will Wheaton gets shafted in my mind, I have a hard time separating him from the shit people he plays on tv, and I was worried that prejudice would follow me into listening to this book. However he was great and I was pleasantly surprised.