I liked this a lot more than I was expecting to. I was worried it would be nothing but 80's references with no story and dull characters. And true be told, it kind of was exactly that, but for whatever reason, I feel like it worked. I could barely put it down. Many of the references were lost on me (I was only around for 2 years of the 80's, and those I don't remember), so at times it felt like he was making up this intricate mythology, when really he was probably just making obscure pop-culture references. Either way, I was pleasantly surprised. Recommended to anybody who would consider themselves a geek.