I've yust seen the movie. Would people recommend the book? I liked the concept but I disliked certain aspects of it? I didn't like anything to do with the character James Halliday (he initial and death creater). I disliked him because of his whiny and generally pitiful character obsessed by imagend slights against him, when in reality people where bending backwards to accomedate his authistic ass. Whilst he builded the oasis. He never showed any love in the project (in the movie). And there where many places he despised. He also had a self destruct buttom for the oasis . And when the protagonist felt over near the button. He bemusedly said that if he should push the button he should not do it by accident. ALso he didn't love that women as he didn't bother mentioning her by her real name. He could also have made himself inmortal as a avatar and might have created his ideal girlfriend in the oasis itself. Aftherall he did recreate his infant self. That said I like the world of the oasis, I like the escapisme. I like a physical world where their is also a digital world where you can be whatever you want. I like the idee of living in both world . I like the adventures they have and the general silliness of a dead serious fight between the iron giant and mega godzilla.