Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review: Armada by Ernest Cline


Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.

But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe.

And then he sees the flying saucer.

Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.

No, Zack hasn’t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

It’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can’t help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little…familiar?

At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon.

First off, let me start off with the fact that I received this book as a blogging for books book in exchange for an honest review. Second. THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COVER! YOU DONT EVEN KNOW. Its mostly all of the blue is in matter and the rest is shinny and metallic, its .. Idk I freaking love it. 
Now, the actual book was actually pretty darn good, I found it too have its funny parts too, but I guess most books have a funny part XD. When I first read the description, I got reminded of Pixels XD Now, I havent seen the movie so I couldnt tell you if  its anything alike or not. Probably not, since this one talked about stories that reminded him or what was going on and Pixels is supposed to be purely video games and just all this crazy shit going on XD Zach was a great character and this was just a great book as well.

Recommend it?
If you like science fiction stories. This is for you.