I'm not a gamer, so I was surprised to find myself pulled so easily into the video game within Hardass City. This story is of the type that's just pure enjoyment, bouncing between the real world and a cyber universe. It's gripping, entertaining, and a nice little break from the angst-filled novels I normally devour. The world building within the game portion of the story is amazing, and I felt like I was standing with Dare and Spike, fighting off the monsters. For a quick, easy, unique page-turner, Hardass City scores big.