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A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

By Pamelascott
A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

All is not what it seems . . .

In the murky London gloom, a knife-wielding gentleman named Jack prowls the midnight streets with his faithful watchdog Snuff - gathering together the grisly ingredients they will need for an upcoming ancient and unearthly rite. For soon after the death of the moon, black magic will summon the Elder Gods back into the world. And all manner of Players, both human and undead, are preparing to participate.

Some have come to open the gates. Some have come to slam them shut.

And now the dread night approaches - so let the Game begin.

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(Farrago, 1 October 2016, first published 1993, ebook, 240 pages, bought from Amazon, Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge, a about or set at Halloween)

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This is my first time reading the author. I had a great time with this book. It's one of the craziest, more bizarre and most entertaining books I've ever read. First off, it's narrated by a dog. Yep, you heard right. But not just any dog, Jack the Ripper's dog. Second of all, the book is crammed with literary heroes and villains from multiple genres. Sherlock Holmes, known by Snuff the dog as The Great Detective makes an appearance. As does Dracula and Frankenstein. There are also famous historical figures such as Rasputin. This book is quite light-hearted and full of humour, puns and asides. Even the darker moments when bodies start turning up made me laugh a lot. This is one of the most inventive books I've read in ages. It was so much fun. Snuff, the dog as a narrator works surprisingly well. I'd like to read more of this author.

Night Lonesome October Roger Zelazny

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