Saturday, October 01, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.275: A Night in the Lonesome October

What better way to celebrate the beginning of our autumnal journey into the October Country than with today's quaint and curious volume? Join me and others in the annual ritual of reading a chapter a day of A Night in the Lonesome October: Roger Zelazny's marvellously entertaining Hallowe'en novel in which notorious historical figures join forces with some of the greats of genre literature (and their familiars) in seeking to either facilitate or thwart the return of the Great Old Ones on 31st October - all told from the perspective of Jack the Ripper's dog, Snuff, and accompanied by 31 fantastic illustrations by Gahan Wilson. Alternatively, you can listen to the unabridged audiobook read by Zelazny himself.

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