Friday, June 30, 2017

The Cephalopod Coffeehouse - Armada

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Welcome to another edition of the Cephalopod Coffeehouse. The idea is simple: on the last Friday of each month, post about the best book you've finished over the past month while visiting other bloggers doing the same.  In this way, we'll all have the opportunity to share our thoughts with other enthusiastic readers.


This month I'm going to tell you about Armada, by Ernest Cline




This is the story about a game obsessed teen, Zack, who's sitting in class when he sees he sees a flying saucer. At first, he's sure he's crazy because the alien ship is straight out of his favorite videogame, a flight simulator callled Armada--in which gamers just happen to be protecting Earth from alien invaders.

But as he soon discovers, the ship is real and what follows is every gamer's dream, until he starts to think: Doesn't something about this scenario feel a little bit like...well...fiction?


I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves scifi. There are so many insider references to the genre I found myself smiling a lot and totally loving Zack.

Amazon says: At once reinventing and paying homage to science-fiction classics as only Ernest Cline can, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a coming-of-age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before.

I give it 4.5

25 comments:

  1. I'll definitely have to check it out. Although I haven't read his other book yet either. So far behind...

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    1. I know, I need to get that on my list, along with a lot of others, lol.

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  2. Sounds like good, geeky fun. I remember his earlier book - such a great title - but never read it. I may have to seek out his work.

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  3. That sounds like a brilliant read, and I like the cover. Thanks for sharing and greetings!

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  4. I loved his Ready Player One book and have this one my TBR. I keep putting it off only because I want to binge read and haven't found a day to that just yet. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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    1. I very much enjoyed it and now I must read Ready Player One!

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  5. Looks like a fun one. What a conundrum: is he living reality, or caught in a fiction? I'll probably recommend this to my teen son as a litmus test.
    Thanks for sharing!
    V:)

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    1. I'd love to know what your son thinks of it.

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    1. It was interesting and a lot of fun.

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  7. I liked Ready Player One, so this title has been on my TBR list for a while. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

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    1. And I want to read Ready Player One. That will be next.

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  8. It sounds like a heap of fun. It has been too long since I read science fiction.

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    1. It WAS a heap of fun! lol. And anyone who likes scifi will get all the references, making it even more enjoyable.

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  9. Sounds interesting. I have heard of Ready Player One, but I've not read it.

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    1. Yes, I need to read Ready Player One now.

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  10. I'm not a sci-fi fan, but this one sounds good.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. I've heard of this, but haven't read it. I guess it should go in the TBR pile...

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  12. Thanks for sharing! I'm stuck on two disappointing books. Maybe I should try this.

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  13. This sounds really familiar. I don't think I've read it? I'll have to double check. :)

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  14. Ooh, sounds intriguing! Thanks for the recommendation, I do love alien invasion stuff :)

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  15. I wish aliens would invade us already, can't be worse than our rulers, right?

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