I have wanted to read this book for at least five years, based on the cover alone. I never bought it, though, because I didn’t bother to read the synopsis or do any sort of investigating into it. But when I saw the preview for the movie, I knew it was time to buy (and read) the book.
Ever since seeing this book on instagram (and learning a bit more about it), I’ve been a bit obsessed. I knew there was a movie coming out, and I was very excited, but reading the book made that excitement jump up ten-fold. I needed to see this movie. So, last weekend, I went to see it.
Much like many of you, I’ve seen the trailer for Ready Player One to pop up before movies. The movie looks extra to the nth degree, and when I was talking about it with a coworker, she recommended the book. She swore by it to the point of bringing in her copy for me the next day, and I just finished it this morning. The book was far more appealing than what I’ve seen of the movie trailer, which really isn’t surprising, but I can see where some of the pieces cross over.
So far, I feel like episode 3 has covered the least amount of pages from the book. A lot happened, don’t get me wrong, but this episode didn’t feel as full as the past two have. We get a few new characters, two new vignettes, and a Shadow who begins to believe…maybe.
My favorite book ever, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, has just aired as a brand new television series on Starz. It’s made by Bryan Fuller (best known for the show Hannibal) and Michael Green, and Gaiman himself is an executive producer. It stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and a whole lot of other amazing actors. And it is a thing to be worshiped.
Unfortunately, yes. I did see this movie first. If I had known that this was a comic, I certainly would have read it ages ago. But sometimes, you’re just not in the know and you don’t realize it was a book first until the movie has ended. I’ve heard, and sometimes agreed, with that idea that whatever you experience first, you’ll enjoy better. It’s what you’ll compare the second to. But, rather than being able to pick one, I’m finding that they each make me look at the other one a bit differently.