Currently Reading: Player One
Five people find themselves trapped in an airport hotel lounge as the world crumbles around them.
Sounds intriguing, no?
The novel takes place over five hours and from the points of view of the five characters, one called "Player One". They are all there for different reasons. Rick is the sober bartender. Karen has flown in to meet a man she's been having an online relationship with. Rachel is looking to be impregnated and prove to her father that she is human after all. Luke stole $20,000 from his church and is on the lam.
These five seemingly unconnected strangers are in this bar together when suddenly, oil hits $350 a barrel and the world goes to hell. The airport closes, police stop working, thieves are siphoning gas from cars on the road, explosions erupt and chemicals begin drifting toward them.
I have to confess that I grabbed this book at the library because I was confusing it with Ready Player One, which I've been dying to read. It didn't satiate that need.
The major problem I had with it was that I kept waiting for something to happen, but it never really did. There was action, but it was stagnated by the philosophical, religious, and/or scientific conversations that the characters were constantly having.
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