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Book Review

A Night in the Lonesome October A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
With wonderful illustrations by Gahan Wilson. A wonderful, humorous set of 31 chapters linked together by an upcoming full-moon Halloween night where the way may open for the return of the Elder Gods to Earth.

Snuff, the narrator of the story and a dog, guides us through each day where we meet a slew of strange characters (the Count, Rastov, the Good Doctor, the Great Detective) bent upon intrigue and mayhem. The human characters take a back seat to the voices of their familiars.

Zelazny has given us a quick, fun read that, although somewhat story-less, entertains and makes you smile. Worth the read.

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