A Night in the Lonesome October. A Night in the Lonesome October. By Roger Zelazny, Illustrated by Gahan Wilson. Rediscovered Classics. FICTION. When I encountered this line for the first time, on page 2 of Roger Zelazny’s A Night in the Lonesome October, I cracked up. I didn’t get the line’s. A Night in the Lonesome October () is one of Roger Zelazny’s last novels, illustrated by Gahan Wilson. In an October in the late 19th century, a small .

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There’s a particularly fun ongoing riff using the Things that Jack and Snuff guard. The countdown has begun and stuff. I need a left femur and this one ain’t got one! As far as we know, Dr.

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It is silent then and we go for long walks Thanks for telling us loneslme the problem. The game of saving the world from evil and destruction- who is on the right side and who is on the wrong one??? October 1 – 31, Third reading: It is safe to say the book became my traditional Halloween read.

Zelazny is a genius when it comes to telling a story. October 1 – 31, Fifth reading: Does this seem like a good match? Archived from the original on 1 October Thanks for sharing it with Lovecraft eZine readers. For an example, from an illustration I understood that one player was a vampire, otherwise I loonesome have kept thinking how a person sleeps in coffin under yb.

Jack the Ripper in fiction. Nov 01, Evgeny rated it it was amazing Shelves: I liked how the mystery kept building up, but I would have liked for the resolution to be more complete and explained. She saw the characters as grouped by their roles in the story. Each Player has a familiar — lonesme bestial companion with near-human intelligence that helps complete the numerous preparations for the ritual.


It’s a light and clever tale with Lovecraftian overtones, set in the whereabouts of London in the late Victorian era and featuring a mishmash of the beloved and not-so-beloved characters of that time: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Thanks for the kind words. Each one has their own pet familiar AND is working for a big event on Halloween to either release a great power or keep it where it is. I would like to correct it, it took me more than two third of the book to understand what is happening.

And when i couldn’t I had my wonderful friends at RZN to help me out even if I spend most of my time there just lurking. When these conditions are right, men and women with occult knowledge may gather at a specific ritual site to hold the doors closed, or to help fling them open.

Art Versus Craft in Writing. I picked up a few more tidbits this year, which is pretty amazing.

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That’s pretty much what it is. Throughout the month, londsome opposing forces are playing a game of positioning, alliances, and grabs for talismans to help their cause or hinder the opposition. A good read for this time of year. I want to thank Evgeny for picking an excellent entry point: Jack the Ripper Ripper Duke Nukem: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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Being told through the points of view of the animals was just another cherry on top of the fandom-sundae. Roger Zelazny made his name roged a group of novellas which demonstrated just how intense an emotional charge could be generated by the stock imagery of sf; the most famous of these is A Rose for Ecclesiastes in which a poet struggles to convince dying and sterile Martians that life is worth continuing.

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The story simply is a page-turner. James Warhola finally looked through his old boxes 6 years of nagging! It sort of reminded me of the Highlander movie where the various characters are pairing off against each other, but this was more of a semi-good versus evil sort of standoff.

The Game is presented quite masterfully, with lots of bits that the reader has to put together to zelaznh the odtober puzzle. I mean it’s a short book and probably has some hidden meaning, and I think a very prominent satirical tone that some readers octlber pick up on immediately.

Story is written from watchdog’s point of view.

I did dig the twist at the end with the count and also loved Jack and his scenes of saving his faithful hound. The Great Detective and his sidekick are in the vicinity, investigating the sudden uptick in activity and maybe solve a murder or two. Zelazny must of had a blast writing this. Subcontracting this crappy non-review to Graymalk the cat. The story, as one of the character’s of the book puts it, is ‘a lunatic scavenger hunt’ in more ways than one.

And because of the chosen POV I had a blast figuring out which characters was which famous literature hero. Does that mean there might be hope for me yet?