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The bestselling author of the Amber in the Kindle #180 series creates a delightful and dramatic per Well shit I was going to start my reread of the book as the chapters are each day in October I m going to play catch up and I will probably uote the first paragraph of each day just for shits n giggles October 1 MADE THE CIRCUITS THE THING IN THE CIRCLE changed shape finally making itself look like a lady dog of attractive person and very friendly disposition But I was not fooled into breaking the Circle It didn t have the smell part down yet October 2 WE TOOK A WALK LAST NIGHT ACUIRING mandrake root in a field far from here at the place of a killing by somebody else The master wrapped it in silk and took it to his work space direct I could hear him engage in good natured banter with the Thing in the Circle Jack has a long list of ingredients and things must be done properly on schedule October 3 WE WALKER AGAIN LAST NIGHT AND THE master was hunting He had donned his cloak and said to me Snuff fetch And from the way he said it I knew that it was the blade he reuired I took it to him and we went out Our luck was varied That is he obtained the ingredients he was after but only with considerable turmoil and an inordinate passage of time We were discovered near the end I gave warning and we had to flee It was a long chase till finally I hung back and nipped the other on the leg We made good our escape with the ingredients As he was washing up later Jack told me I was an excellent watchdog I was very proud October 4 RAINY DAY WINDY TOO I MADE MY ROUNDS Up yours curSame to youHi thingsSlither slither How s about letting me outNopeMy day will comeNot todayThe usual Everything seemed in order How s about a collie You like redheadsYou still haven t got it right S longSon of a bitch October 5 I BREAKFASTED IN THE DARK AND MADE MY rounds of the house Everything was in good order The master was asleep so I let myself out and prowled the vicinity The day would not begin for some time yet October 6 EXCITEMENT I HEARD THE MIRROR CRACK this morning and I ran and raised holy hell before it keeping the slithers inside Jack heard the fuss and fetched the mundane wand and transferred them all to another mirror just like the Yellow Emperor This one was much smaller which may teach them a lesson but probably not We re not sure how they did it Continued pressure on some flaw most likely Good thing they are afraid of me October 7 WE WERE OUT AGAIN LAST NIGHT IN PURSUIT of ingredients for the Great Work It was very foggy and there were many patrolman about This did not stop us but it made things difficult The master s blade flashed the woman screamed and there was a rending of garments We passed the Great Detective in our flight and I inadvertently tripped his companion whose limp had lessened his ability to avoid onrushing canines October 8 I DREW MORE LINES IN MY HEAD LAST NIGHT and this morning but before I d created a satisfactory picture we had a caller October 9 LAST NIGHT WE OBTAINED MORE INGREDIENTS for the master s spell As we paused on a corner in Soho the Great Detective and his companion came out of the fog and approached us Thank you to my friends Tadiana and Evgeny for turning me on to this book and this author I will be rereading this for October as each chapter is a day in October I might summarize my feelings during the whole process Mel

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A Night in the Lonesome October

G the text are a series of full page illustrations by one of the masters of bizarre and horrific ar 5 A buddy read with the Roger Zelazny Newbies Group since we wanted to start with a bangWhere do I start Let s begin with my thanks to Evgeny who had the good sense to invite several of us for the Halloween Read and made us read it Thank you I had no idea what I was getting myself into After all I am not a horror reading type of a gal However I believe Horror is the last thing I would associate A Night in Lonesome October with The first would be smart and second funny It is like a Halloween Scavenger Hunt of Classic Characters all of them counting the days from the First of October to The Night the Thirty First I am a watchdog My name is Snuff I fetch things for Jack on occasion his wand his big knife with the old writing on the sides I always know just when he needs them because it is my job to watch and to know I like being a watchdog better than what I was before he summoned me and gave me this job We are told the story happening in Victorian London from the POV of Snuff the watch dog familiar to Jack of dubious fame from that time period As I said the book is loaded with clues and connections which are a delight to decipher and I have to say doing it in a group is much fun because if you missed something your buddy reader might have figured it out and it truly feels like a game You start from no knowledge at all and then you get pieces little by little with every chapter covering a day in October and giving us some players and clues to go with It becomes obvious pretty uickly that teams of openers or closers are being created but no one knows who is on which team I addressed the suirrel through a hedge Are you in the Game It scurried to the man s nearer shoulder and peered Who asks it chattered Call me Snuff I answered Call me Cheeter it replied Yes I suppose we are Last minute thing rush rush Opener or closer Impolite Impolite to ask You know that Just thought I d try You could be novices Not new enough to be giving anything away Leave it at that I will Stay Is there a black snake in it You ask me to give something away But yes there is uicklime Beware His master is mad Aren t they all We chuckled and I faded away Needless to say the familiars were the main characters since we saw everything from the point of view of a dog This is what made the story even enchanting than it already would have been given the brilliant way the author lets us in on it Snuff is not only a great watch dog and assistant to Jack he is also a mathematical genius who sees and deciphers patterns and even knows when to act like a lovable goof of a dog too I am in love with this character and if Jack and Jill don t work out I can take on the care for Snuff and Graymalk the cat at any time voluntarily this is how willing I am to work for the greater good The crazy witch s companion may be running out of steam about now What do you mean Ding dong dell I don t follow you Literally Pussy s in the well Who threw her in MacCab full of sin Where is it By the outhouse full of shit Back of Crazy Jill s place Keeps it from going dry I guess The banter is almost as awesome as the structure and simplicity of the storytelling I think half of the book is uotable but to truly experience it I would recommend you to get several friends together and read it preferably some time in October You will enjoy the way the characters gather their needed materials which are supposed to be acuired in some very specific ways and times Zelazny exhibits a particular talent in knowing when less is and makes our imaginations work overtime with the hints he gives here and there I am not sure I can find a weakness in the whole thing at all and I am not even going to look for it I just enjoyed it and the way it made me always look for the second meaning of every word and hint making my brain feel full of champagne bubbles and kept me slightly buzzed throughout Evgeny you recruited me into the Legions of RZ s fans Thank you once again I took Jack his slippers this evening and lay at his feet before a roaring fire while he smoked his pipe sipped sherry and read the newspaper He read aloud everything involving killings arsons mutilations grave robberies church desecrations and unusual thefts It is very pleasant just being domestic sometimes Now I wish you all Happy Reading and many wonderful books to come

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Iod fantasy populated by talking dogs and characters from popular legend Accompanying and amplifyin Soooooooooooooooooo this was a group read I forced upon my nearest and dearest I looooove my GR gals even if you hated or loved every minute of it ladieeeeeees I am a watchdog My name is Snuff I live with my master Jack outside of London now I like Soho very much at night with its smelly fogs and dark streets It is silent then and we go for long walksThe story of A NIGHT IN LONESOME OCTOBER is told in a prologue and thirty one chapters one for each day in October I read it in threesometimes you just can t waitEvery once in a while when the moon is full on a Halloween night a group gathers and a game beginsThe game of saving the world from evil and destruction who is on the right side and who is on the wrong one I guess you will have to read it to find out Hi I m a watchdogMe tooI ve been watching youAnd I ve been watching youWhy is your person digging a big holeThere are some things down there that he needsOh I don t think he s supposed to be doing thatMay I see your teethYes Here May I see yoursOf course October 1887 a small English village finds itself host to a strange group of visitors 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 Until then there are mystic artifacts to track down rituals to complete and allies to makebut appearances can be deceiving and who they might think of as friendscould be their enemiesIf I can recommend only one book to read in October this would be it It may not be for everyonebut it certainly was for me So much fuuuuuuuuuunHappy almost Halloween


10 thoughts on “A Night in the Lonesome October

  1. says:

    Review updated yet again and again on November 1 2018A group read with some of my greatest friends OhWell Sarah and Tadiana First a disclaimer I lost count to the number of times I read the book Seriously I still find something new with each reread I would also like to welcome Sarah to the light she finally fou

  2. says:

    Review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureDuring the entire month of October in the late 1800s in a year when the full moon falls on Halloween strange forces gather in a village outside of London Various iconic characters ― who wi

  3. says:

    Well shit I was going to start my reread of the book as the chapters are each day in October I’m going to play catch up and I will probably uote the first paragraph of each day just for shits n giggles October 1 MADE THE CIRCUITS THE THING IN THE CIRCLE changed shape finally making itself look like a lady dog of attractive person and very friendly disposition But I was not fooled into breaking the Circle It didn’t ha

  4. says:

    Carpe baculum Seize the stickYou know the feeling when you finish the book and with a uiet satisfied and slightly smug smile realize that it was just perfect as though it was written just for you Sometimes I get lucky like that Roger Zelazny has a uniue uirkiness in his narration that speaks directly to me and A

  5. says:

    Zelazny is a genius although I have a sneaking suspicion his genius may be drug related Where else would you come up with the idea of

  6. says:

    Soooooooooooooooooo this was a group read I forced upon my nearest and dearest I looooove my GR gals even if you hated or loved every minute of it ladieeeeeees I am a watchdog My name is Snuff I live with my master Jack outside of London now I like Soho very much at night with its smelly fogs and dark streets It is silent then and we go for long walksThe story of A NIGHT IN LONESOME OCTOBER is told in a prologue and thirty one cha

  7. says:

    ➽ And the moral of this rereread is pack rats named after the bubonic plague underestimate thou shalt not ➽ An

  8. says:

    Imagine a brave Scooby Doo at WorkI rarely get chance to read a highly admired book A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny is my first review read from Netgalley Whether you call the genre humour or horror or lovecraftian or mystery but I am not able to put it into single genre confidently Unlike my other review reads this

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    5 A buddy read with the Roger Zelazny Newbies Group since we wanted to start with a bangWhere do I start Let's b

  10. says:

    A Night in the Lonesome October 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 The story is told from the point of view of Jack the Ripper's dog Snuff Yeah you read that rightI was hooked right away around the time Snuff and the graveyard dog had a funny conversation and asked to see one another's teeth One of t