Light hearted, fun, easy read. Snuff, the canine narrator of this book,takes you day-by-day through "the game". There are two sides in the game, those who are attempting to open the doors to Lovecraftian horrors, and those who are trying to keep the doors closed for another year. Half the fun of this book is trying to guess which side each character is on, the other half is the witty dialogue and crisp writing of Zelanzy, who is at his best here. One of my favorite books period.