Title: Escapist Dream
Author: Louis Bulaong
In a not too distant future where virtual reality has become the norm, lies a world known as the Escapist Dream, where all kinds of geeks can live a life of superpowered adventures. It is a place where comic book nerds can become superheroes, anime otakus can date their waifus, and gamers can fight each other in epic firefights.
But then, something went wrong…
Two individuals – a shy teenage geek named Charlie, and a serious programmer named Jim – came to the Escapist Dream for different reasons. One came to this virtual reality to have fun while the other was sent to fix bugs that have been plaguing the Escapist Dream. Charlie and Jim would soon find out how the bugs have caused madness in this place, and must now work together to protect themselves and save the Escapist Dream.
The Escapist Dream is an awesome realm of virtual reality that lets the user live out their own superhero dreams. All kinds of adventures await inside, except the software has bugs. And those bugs can cause madness and destruction if not properly taken care of. When the bugs start to get out of hand, a programmer and a teenage geek team up for the ultimate adventure.
This is a long read, but definitely immersive. The characters were relatable in their own ways. To me, I found a likeness with the shy and nerdy Charlie. Since I was a geeky teen myself, I found a lot of his actions and thoughts to be believable and easy to follow along with. I also adored Jim. Even when things got crazy, he was confident in himself and what he could do.
I’d recommend this read for fans of Ready Player One.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.