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Ready Player One

Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One Allusions and Cultural References

When authors give shout outs to other great works, people, and events, it's usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

Pop Culture References

This massive list of pop culture references is what the book is all about. Stumped on an obscure reference from the '80s? Or born after 1990 and have no clue what's going on? Don't worry; we've got you covered. 

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