I really enjoyed Ready Player One, which must mean I am more of a geek than I realized. It is a book about an immersive video game filled with references to eighties video games and pop culture. The outsider with a big goal to win the big game, facing an evil empire, a pal and a love interest and cliffhangers at the end of each chapter. It is not subtle but I ate it up. Weird to think of video games as culture and nostalgia for technology. Maybe it is just the misremembered youth associated with all that.