I've probably read this one some five times already. Weird thing is I like it better and better every time I read it again. There's something very, very compelling about the way Lovecraft talks to the reader. You know quite well where the whole thing is going yet you keep on reading 'cause it's very enjoyable. All in all, I find Lovecraft's depiction of extraterrestrial beings innovative and the length of this story just right to leave a reader satisfied.