An incredibly fun read for me. Adventures within a game. Characters living in a gritty, hopeless world, trying to find an escape in a virtual world. Countless allusions to old school video games, MMORPGs, "virtual life" games like Second Life, as well as tabletope RPGs. Not to mention the 80s, a decade one may love or hate, but never forget if, like me, you've grown up during it.
This was a geek's wet dream, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.