Very restrained Keene, with lots of atmosphere and a little flab around the middle. If you like Brian Keene, you'll like this book. If you like super-extreme splatter-punk, this might be a bit of a drag for you. I get the feeling this may have been better as a novella - or even a short story. It is a quick and easy read, which is good, but I was hoping it would add more to the Keene universe.