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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You can buy the audio version through Speaking Volumes. Nor are any of their neighbors ordinary. The Vicar Roberts tries to kill other Players with his crossbow and bears an old pentacle bowl, a powerful tool to be used in the final ritual.

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Like picking up girls in overalls or licking the Liberty Bell. Paperbackpages.

One of the highlights is a grave-robbing scene in which several players spend an evening gathering ingredients, with various bodily parts flying through the air in a macabre game of catch: Gotham by Gaslight Players are divided into two groups, the Openers and the Closers. Get Known if you don’t have an account.

The plot accelerates until the night of October 31, when the rite takes place and the fate of the world is decided. But not all of it. I read this one chapter a day for the month, along with some good friends, to experience the story as Snuff pretty much lived it.


However, these three characters speak in broad, low-class British accents whereas the Three Stooges were American. What I loved the most is that the narrators are the familiars, or animal companions of the human or humanlike characters.

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Forgive me if I am way off here. The main character is a dog, who is the familiar of a male wizard. Morris, MacCab, and the owl Nightwind Morris and MacCab are a pair of grave robbers who steal body parts as tools to use in the final ritual.

Not to mention complications to deal with, including a mysterious American with an interest in botany, a famous detective with his suspicions roused, and a Player aiming to grab power through methods even his or her?

A Night in the Lonesome Octoer is about a gateway to a dimension of Lovecraftian horrors and the two opposing forces dedicated to opening the gate or making sure it stays closed. Every once in a while- when the moon is full on a Halloween night- a group gathers and a game begins William Morrow and Company.

Larry Talbot and his exotic plants Larry Zelazn is a werewolf who cultivates and talks to exotic plants; until the end of the novel it is not clear llonesome he is a Player or not. It becomes obvious pretty quickly that teams of “openers” or “closers” are being created, but no one knows who is on which team In a certain area of London, during Halloween of ‘s, a group of people with special powers gathered to perform a particular ceremony.


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A Night in the Lonesome October

Trivia About A Night in the Lo Post was not sent – tne your email addresses! I thought this essay justified the price of a Kindle copy of issue 18 all by itself! He also interacts with a variety of other animal companions to the main human? He happens to be Jack the Stripper Ripper’s dog, which worked a lot in his favor, for obvious homicidal reasons.

If you are really lost everything will be explained later in the book. They are players in “The Game”, and on the final night- they will declare their allegiances in a contest that will determine the future of the world.

I would consider it a bit of a pastiche to rpger famous literary figures of Dracula, Frankenstein and his monster, Sherlock Holmes, Merlin-type druids, and the Wolfman. To ask other readers questions about A Night in the Lonesome Octoberplease sign up. A wonderful book in every sense of the word, and perfect October reading.

Obviously, I’m late in answering your question and it’s too far into October to read it now, but perhaps next year.