A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER

Roger Zelazny

In this ‘bewitching supernatural romp,’ (Philadelphia Daily News),

Zelazny created the similar tension between two worlds, the real

and the sinister, as he did in his renown Chronicles of Amber

series. Told from the point of view of Jack the Ripper’s dog Snuff,

each of the 31 chapters in A Night in the Lonesome October is a

diary entry for every night of October. Loyally accompanying a

mysterious knife-wielding gentleman named Jack on his midnight

rounds through the murky streets of London,

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In this ‘bewitching supernatural romp,’ (Philadelphia Daily News),

Zelazny created the similar tension between two worlds, the real

and the sinister, as he did in his renown Chronicles of Amber

series. Told from the point of view of Jack the Ripper’s dog Snuff,

each of the 31 chapters in A Night in the Lonesome October is a

diary entry for every night of October. Loyally accompanying a

mysterious knife-wielding gentleman named Jack on his midnight

rounds through the murky streets of London, good dog Snuff is

busy helping his master collect the grisly ingredients needed for an

unearthly rite that will take place not long after the death of the full

moon. Zelazny’s story features run-ins with major Gothic

characters from the 19th-century—including Dracula, Sherlock

Holmes, Victor Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man—along with their

beloved animals and familiars, trying to piece together a frightful

and ingenious puzzle that will decide the fate of the world.

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  • Chicago Review Press
  • Paperback
  • October 2014
  • 288 Pages
  • 9781556525605

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About Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny (1937–1995) is best known as the author of the critically

acclaimed Chronicles of Amber series; he won the Nebula award three

times and the Hugo award six. He wrote more than forty novels.

Praise

The last great novel by one of the giants of the genre.” —George R. R.

Martin

Sparkling, witty, delightful: Zelazny’s best for ages, perhaps his best

ever.” —Kirkus

A cheerful, witty, well-crafted fantasy. . . . Its deft, understated good

humor and spare, poetic prose reaffirm Zelazny as one of fantasy’s

most skilled practitioners.” —Publishers Weekly

A madcap blend of horror tropes and fantasy. . . . There aren’t many

authors who would set out to write a novel in which the Wolfman and

Jack the Ripper were the two heroes. . . . And I’m not sure anyone else

could have made it work.” —Science Fiction Chronicle