Futuristic Nostalgia and Plenty of 80’s Music Overflows In “Ready Player One”

I’m one of those people who stays up late to finish a really good book even when I really, really need to sleep…the last couple nights have been like that due to reading 2011’s “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline. It’s a sci-fi novel with a video game at its core, and a great quest tale. The reason I’m writing about a book on a music blog is that the content of the story includes tons of 80’s nostalgia and trivia in the future society, including a fair amount of musical references that are integral to the quest at the heart of the novel. Check out the video trailer for the book, which in itself is loaded with 80’s references:

In between chapters I’ve been hopping over to Youtube and Spotify to re-listen to all of the 80’s tunes namechecked in the pages of the book. I highly recommend reading it, until you do here’s a few songs from the book–probably the only place you’d ever find these three tunes juxtaposed in print.
Ready Player One Website

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One thought on “Futuristic Nostalgia and Plenty of 80’s Music Overflows In “Ready Player One”

  1. I really LOVED this book, I hope the movie version is just as good. And I can totally identify with staying up late to finish a book, it was totally like this with Ready player One.

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