"Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline is a very entertaining book. Funny, witty, and full of cool trivia about gaming and gamers. My son told me I would like the book and sent a copy to my Kindle.
I'm all huh? I am not a gamer and aside from playing a few games of pac-man and galaxia back in the day, I could care less about gaming. That being said I enjoyed the book so much I am pretty sure anyone who has spent some serious time gaming would totally dig it.
To go along with the release of the paperback he has announced that there is an Easter Egg hidden in the book, which if you find allows you to enter a video game competition to try and win a Delorean he has put up as a prize. http://www.ernestcline.com/blog/2012/06/05/three-hidden-keys-open-three-secret-gates/
Anyhow I recommend this book for a few hours of great fun..
Bumping this topic to say how much I LOVED this book! What caught me by surprise was how much I got caught up in the authors virtual world, OASIS. Think of it as a totally out of control Facebook. It's not too far from reality if you think about it. Ask yourself, how many people do I consider "friends", who I have never met in real life? I've read some critiques that complain about all the 80's references. That's fair. I don't think Cline went quite far enough to explain why that was important to the story. As an 80's teen I loved that too though. My only complaint is I'm done reading it and I'm having a hard time finding another book I like nearly as well.