Got up to p208. My biggest hassle was that the main character is a hopeless slob who only cares about 80's pop culture. He is not very interesting and neither is his fantasy girlfriend who, if I remember correctly, leaves him around half way through. The world that all of this takes place in is a boring generic dystopia with no interesting quirks or horrors to keep me entertained. I was simply waiting for the OASIS parts which there were too few of.
OASIS is basically just a huge wad of pop culture references that aren't very relevant to me because I was not alive during the 80's nor have I ever been alive in the United States of America. The references did not always go over my head but, obviously did not provide the rush of nostalgia that the is the book's obvious main draw.
I chose to read this book because it was "cyberpunk" and also because of the mildly good reviews it got. This book is however, at best dystopian and hardly possess the gritty, dark and esoteric atmosphere that the best works of the genre have in spades. The reviews that this book received forged a deep mistrust of book reviewers for me and solidified my position that the majority of "New York Times bestsellers" are merely fantasy trips for weak adults, teens and perhaps adequate mind fodder for older children.