The Importance of Being Ernest: Or Geek Rants

The Importance of Being Ernest - Ernest Cline

An alternate title for this book could be Geek Rants. This collection of poetry is written by the same fellow who penned Ready Player One, and it is chock full of nerd and pop culture references. These are written in the slam style - there's not a lot of traditional poetic language here. Instead you get a lot of amusing anecdotes and cheeky observations. My favorite poems were Pick 6 and Curriculum Vitae, both of which focus on the conflict between seeking a more artist life and the 9 to 5 grind. Overall this is a fun and swift read. Recommended for nerdy contemporary poetry lovers.