Comment from kirk krist (lost comment)
You are not alone in your puzzlement.
Why not go directly to the last page of the book, the section about continuous death will explain to you why the book is so obscure. The beast lures you into its lair, there to meet your fate as a ‘death drone’.
It resembles the ‘concentration camp’ idea, the Work, Arbeit Macht Freiheit.
They want to work you to death, but only in your second life in the work. Your first round as a groupie is pious submission and reverence for the ‘gangsters’.