Hello everyone! I recently finished reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. If you don't know what it's about it is basically a story with a dystopian feel that takes place in the not too distant future. The protagonist is a young man named Wade Watts. The Oasis is an extremely realistic VR game that has been integrated into every part of society across the globe. When the creator of The Oasis dies alone it is revealed that he had hidden three easter eggs in the game which led to three keys, which in turn opened three separate gates. The first person to open all three gates would inheret over 200 billion dollars (if memory serves) and controlling interest in his company. Anyway, I do recommend the book as by the end of it I found that I had thoroughly enjoyed it. The reason I'm bringing this up is because I don't remember reading a book other than this one that was so noticeably info dumping as frequently as this book does. Of course, by the time I read the last page all of the info dumps didn't really bother me anymore. Is this a common thing in books? I was under the impression that info dumping was to be avoided. Or, for those of you who have read it, would you describe the book in this way? Do you agree or disagree with my assessment that there was a lot of info dumping? I have mostly read fantasy books in my life, and I understand that when you're building a new world there is quite a lot that needs to be explained to the readers, however it just seems that other authors have done a much better job of it. Or maybe I'm just being a stickler!