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A Night in the Lonesome October - Gahan Wilson, James Warhola, Roger Zelazny
A Night in the Lonesome October
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Combine the bizarre and brilliant imagination of award-winning author Roger Zelazny with the macabre artistic genius of Gahan Wilson - stir in a pinch of dried bat wing, several drops of human blood, and a substantial dose of vintage Hollywood horror - and the result is a strong and savory brew... show more
Combine the bizarre and brilliant imagination of award-winning author Roger Zelazny with the macabre artistic genius of Gahan Wilson - stir in a pinch of dried bat wing, several drops of human blood, and a substantial dose of vintage Hollywood horror - and the result is a strong and savory brew that satisfy the soul, chill the blood and tickle the funnybone...in short, A Night in the Lonesome October. During a dank and damp autumn in the late 19th century, good dog Snuff loyally accompanies a mysterious knife-wielding gentleman named Jack on his midnight rounds through the murky streets of London - collecting the grisly ingredients needed for unearthly rite that will take place not long after the death of the moon. But Snuff and his master are not alone. All manner of participants, both human and undead, are gathering from Soho to Whitehall with their ancient tools and their animal familiars, in preparation of the dread night when black magic will summon the Elder Gods back to the world. Some have come to open the gates...an some to close them. It is brave, devoted Snuff who must calculate the patterns of the Game and keep track of the Players - the witch, the mad monk, the vengeful vicar, the Count who sleeps by day, the Good Doctor and the hulking Experiment Man he fashioned from body parts...and a wild-card American shapeshifter named Larry Talbot - all the while keeping ogres at bay, and staying a dog-leap ahead of the Great Detective, who knows quite a bit more than he lets on. Boldly original and wildly entertaining, A Night in the Lonesome October is a darkly sparkling gem - an amalgam of horror, humor, mystery and fantasy that is exactly what one would expect from the inspiredunion of two extraordinary talents.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780380771417 (0380771411)
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
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Gene
Gene rated it
5.0 A Night in the Lonesome October
Half of the fun in most of Zelazny's books is to figure out what is going on. For this reason I have to be as obscure as possible. Imagine Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, Count Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, Rasputin, Larry Talbot (if you do not know who he is, I am not giving a spoiler), and some oth...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
4.0 A Night in the Lonesome October
The game is afoot. Choose a side. Collect the bones and gather the magic items. The game will come to end on Halloween night. Wow. I have no idea how Zelazny pulled this one off. A contest involving iconic horror legends and their pets, told from the point of view of Jack the Rippers dog Snuff. Wha...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
4.0 Just The Right Book for Halloween Week
Goodness gracious, I am super late writing this review. My schedule just exploded after the middle of October, and I had no time. Because it's been nearly a month, I don't have the best memory of all the plotlines. But I promised I would write a review for every book I read, so better late than neve...
A Spoopy Love Affair With Books
A Spoopy Love Affair With Books rated it
5.0 Review: A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny
There aren't a lot of books that I would call both macabre and good-hearted; as a matter of fact, I can think of only one: This one. With a dry wit that never attempts to talk over your head, genuine ghoulishness, this loving tribute to the works of all the great horror master, and in particular H.P...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady rated it
3.0 A Night in the Lonesome October
This is an odd book, even for Zelazny. I like the illustrations in every chapter, and also the spareness of the prose. (By this time in his career Zelazny was an old hand at "tell only what you have to in order to get the job done," and it shows.) Additionally, if you're looking for an unusual ...
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