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  1. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    Review updated yet again on October 26, 2017A group read with some of my greatest friends Choko, Layla, and Tadiana I will addpeople to the list when they finish their reading The most common cover of the book is so perfect I cannot help showing it here 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 Review updated yet again on October 26, 2017A group read with some of my greatest friends Choko, Layla, and Tadiana I will addpeople to the list when they finish their reading The most common cover of the book is so perfect I cannot help showing it here 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 other well known and interesting characters gather in one place waiting for the Halloween night when they are supposed to do something The tale is told from a dog s POV who for some reason reminds me of following Are you confused Sorry, this is the best I can do If you are really lost everything will be explained later in the book.The tale is fairly lighthearted with quite a few jokes and puns, but when you stop to think about it, the plot is actually quite spo...


  2. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    Final review, just in time for Halloween First posted on Fantasy Literature During 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 will be familiar to fans of Victorian literature and classic horror movies create shifting alliances, gather herbs, instruments of power and the odd eyeball and femur, and prepare for a mystery shrouded event that will take place on Final review, just in time for Halloween First posted on Fantasy Literature During the entire month of October, in the late 1800s, in a year when the full moon falls on Halloween, strange forces gat...


  3. Delee Delee 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 walks.The 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 three 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 walks.The 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 ...


  4. Nataliya Nataliya says:

    Carpe baculumSeize the stick You know the feeling when you finish the book and with a quiet 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 unique quirkiness in his narration that speaks directly to me, and A Night in the Lonesome October which I read in one breath over the wee hours of a late October night is no exception.Zelazny is a genius when it comes to telling a story ThCarpe baculumSeize the stick You know the feeling when you finish the book and with a quiet satisfied and slightly smug smile realize that it was just perfect, as though it was w...


  5. Choko Choko says:

    5 A buddy read with the Roger Zelazny Newbies Group, since we wanted to start with a bang Where 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, funn 5 A buddy read with the Roger Zelazny Newbies Group, since we wanted to start with a bang Where 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 FirstI 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 ...


  6. Carol. Carol. 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 telling a Victorian mystery humor horror story from the point of view of a dog The first clue of the kind of upcoming weirdness comes from the dedication, which is to Shelley, Poe, Stoker, Doyle, Lovecraft, Bradbury, Bloch, and Terhune dog breeder and writer That means not only does the cast of characters include the watchdog Snuff, and his master, Jack, a 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 telling a Victorian mystery humor horror story from the point of view of a dog The first clue of the kind of upcoming weirdness comes from the dedication, which is to Shelley, Poe, Stoker, Doyle, Lovecraft, Bradbury, Bloch, and Terhune dog breeder and writer That means not only does the cast of characters include the watchdog Snuff, and his master, Jack, a man who is particularly talented with a knife, but a host of horror and mystery classics The Great Detective and his sidekick are in the vicinity, investigating the sudden uptick in activity and maybe...


  7. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent 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 right.I was hooked right away, around the time Snuff and the graveyard dog had a funny conversation and asked to see one another s t...


  8. Vishnu Chevli Vishnu Chevli 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 book shows clear cut difference between debut author and veteran author.I think one has to read the book to understand what the story is all about And many re 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 book shows clear cut difference between debut author and veteran author.I think one has to read the book to understand what the story is all about And many reviewers mentioned that it takes half the novel read to get the idea of the story I would like to correct it, it took methan two third of the book to understand what is happening Sto...


  9. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) says:

    Everyone Luuuuurved It But Me Now that s a Surprise Buddy Read ELIBMNtaSBR with Evgeny aka The Culprit , Tadiana, Choko, Layla, Maria and Robin So this was me while I was reading this book Shrimpless Needless to say, I wasn t in the best of dispositions to read this classic Halloween read By the way, worry not for I am not going to explain again how slightly pointless the whole Halloween read thing is to me, because been there done that and all that crap Anyway, Halloween Evgeny s dis Everyone Luuuuurved It But Me Now that s a Surprise Buddy Read ELIBMNtaSBR with Evgeny aka The Culprit , Tadiana, Choko, Layla, Maria and Robin So this was me while I was reading this book Shrimpless Needless to say, I wasn t in the best of dispositions to read this classic Halloween read By the way, worry not for I am not going to explain again how slightly pointless the whole Halloween read thing is to me, because been there done that and all that crap Anyway, Halloween Evgeny s disastrous influence on my reading life here we are First off, I should mention that I ve...


  10. Orient Orient says:

    Evgeny, thanks again for a great recommendation This book is a great blend of mystery spices, gripping suspense, funny dialogues and fabulous fantasy Mr Zelazny s writing style just enchanted me so straightforward, smooth and so compelling at the same time, with no difficult words or complex descriptions The story simply is a page turner.What gripped me in A Night in the Lonesome October Definitely the talking animals, the monsters who entertained Snuff with their mad requests and danger Evgeny, thanks again for a great recommendation This book is a great blend of mystery spices, gripping suspense, funny dialogues and fabulous fantasy Mr Zelazny s writing style just enchanted me so straightforward, smooth and so ...