It is great to read H.P. Lovecraft when its raining and stormy outside. I just finished this short story a couple of days ago during the storms that came through the area.
Lovecraft is really amazing and when you read a story like this you can see how he is the grandfather of modern day Sci-fi. This story has some great far reaching ideas and themes to it. What always really impresses me about Lovecraft is that his ideas and stories stand up to the test of time. The way he deals with aliens and huge expanses of time makes it feel like you are reading a modern day Sci-fi writer and it is really fascinating. I highly recommend his short stories and if you enjoy Sci-fi and horror they are a must read.