Finished The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak. I received a copy for review.
All Will wants to do is create computer games. It’s 1987 and no one thinks he can do it. But he’s made a really good game (The Impossible Fortress) except that there’s a major lag in one part. He has no idea how to fix it…and then he meets Mary. She’s the only person he’s ever met who loves computers the way he does (and she’s also awesome in general). There’s a lot more going on (centering around Vanna White’s issue of Playboy) but that’s the highlight.
The easiest way to describe this is Stand By Me meets Ready Player One. And if you love either of those, The Impossible Fortress will delight you like nobody’s business. I love Will and Mary so much, but I loved all the characters. This is the kind of book that I really want to see made into a movie (primarily because I want to spend more time with the characters–a sequel would be great, too).
I love things set in the 1980s and this is no exception. Highly recommended.