It is relentless, depressing, and moving. Gordon's heartbreaking experiences are rendered beautifully. We're never quite sure if Gordon is in touch with true demonic forces or simply his personal demons. But the brilliance of the book lies in the opening and closing sections--excellent! The atmosphere is engaging and the prose vivid. This one, as I have found others of Gifune's works, lingers.
I do hope, however, that Greg does not feel that old. ;)
Also, this has been stuck in my head for days now, but with the lyrics 'house of rain.' Ahh!