If you have never read Lovecraft before this is a good start. From the beginning Howard sets a dark mood. This is one of the greats. He has Miskatonic U. in here as well as the Necronomicon. Yog-Sothoth is introduced as well. The story starts off a little slow, but quickly picks up in pace as well as darkening the mood. The characters are memorable and the plot is good. One of my personal favorite shrt stories of all time. If you like supernatural horror or want to find out what the roots of modern horror stories came from then check this out.