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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The story simply is a page-turner. Zelazny is a genius when it comes to telling a story.

Are you ready for a night in the lonesome October?

I’d have much more but, you know, I’m poor. An entertaining, thd story on the face, the understory is even better. I do stand by what I said the first time around: The skies they were ashen and sober; The leaves they were crisped and sere— The leaves they were withering and sere; It was night in the lonesome October Of my most immemorial year….

I’m sorry I don’t remember all their names. Not only that, I also managed to make it relatively unscarred to the very last page, despite half of the cast being bloody shrimping fauna material!

Zelazny specifies one movie by mentioning Larry Talbot c. Jack and Jill went down ngiht hill. Reading yet again with Fantasy Book Club. Jack octobsr Ripper, the Wolfman, Sherlock Holmes, Dr Frankenstein and his monsterDracula, a witch, a mad monk, an evil octoher and many more, all attempting to perform a ritual to either allow Lovecraftian old ones through to our plane, or prevent it from happening.


View all 8 comments. That’s a major spoiler, so don’t look until you’ve read the book, but it makes so much sense. That’s pretty much what it is. Chambers incorporated the ruins of Carcosa into his book of stories The King in Yellowand in turn Lovecraft later added it to his Cthulhu mythos. Is there a forum for Zelazny fans somewhere for questions like this? After the initial confusion there came a moment when I realized I really do not want to put the book down.

While some of the characters are obvious, several are not. About the essay, in his own words: Sep 21, Nataliya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 01, Maria Dimitrova rated it really liked it Recommended to Maria by: The best way that I can think to describe it is that I feel like I’m seeing the events of the story out of the corner of my eye, that I can never quite get the full picture.

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The chapters are broken down to 31, one for each day of October. But not all of it. Don’t forget that just eoger their reading level is low, their comprehension as teenagers and young adults won’t necessarily be. May I see yours? To reveal any more would ruin the book.

Gahan Wilson’s zelany for this book are slightly awesome. I liked the players and their companions. The Third thing I enjoyed about this set up is that nothing is told to you.

Are you ready for a night in the lonesome October? – Farrago Books

I guess you will have to read it to find out After I finished reading the book the first time I was wondering why in the world I have not read it earlier – several times. Snuff also cautiously communicates with other animals in the neighborhood: This book is a great blend of mystery spices, gripping suspense, funny dialogues and fabulous fantasy. My favorite poet Edna St. Everything is shown and the story teases out a bt at a time with hints here and there but nothing overt.


The literature recycling is a thing Zelazny was great in and here he did it in a funny and inventive way. Just read the book. In short, it makes you feel all the feels – if you let it do so. Stormcrow This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ I disagree with David. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Most of his novels dea Roger Zelazny made his name with 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.

Frankenstein, Rasputin, Larry Talbot if you do not know who he is, I am not giving a spoilerand some other well-known and interesting characters gather in one place waiting for the Halloween night when they are supposed to do something. I always know just when he needs them because it is my job to watch and to know.

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