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Need help understanding the underlying concepts in this novel? Ray Moores Study Guides aim to provide insights into important, demanding texts. Ready Player One is Ernest Clines best selling dystopian novel set in the United States in the mid-2040s. Cline describes a world in economic depression and social turmoil where the majority of the population evade reality by logging into the OASIS - a massive, multiplayer virtual universe hidden within which is its creators vast fortune. This guide offers the reader insight into a novel which seems simultaneously to eulogize virtual reality and criticize it as an addictive drug. Includes: - Preface and introduction; - Detailed discussion of characters, genre, narrative voice, setting, themes and symbolism; - A chapter-by-chapter commentary,with helpful explanatory notes, and guiding questions that suggest issues for further discussion and thought;. - Provocative quotations from critics to stimulate post-reading discussion and writing; - Graphic organizers that allow the reader to make concise notes; - A glossary of relevant literary terms; - Suggestions for group discussion whether in the classroom or a reading circle.