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Night in the Lonesome October
Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny
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BookwormAHN
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Mehso-so

This is an entertaining and some times confusing (because of the number of characters) story about a dog named Snuff and the crazy supernatural game him and his master are preparing for 🎃
#LittensDressedInBlood @MidnightBookGirl
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#20in4 @Andrew65

TheSpineView Awesome 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4w
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Laughterhp
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Pickpick

Really liked this one! It was a lot of fun. I had no idea what was going on but I really liked Snuff and the other characters! Glad I picked this one up!

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TheSpineView Fantastic 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Eggbeater
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Pickpick

I ended up liking this book okay. I had to refresh my memory of some of spooky literature in order to get some of the references. If you are not familiar with Lovecraft, some of it won't make sense. But it was humorous, narrated by a dog, and my money was always on the cat.

4th book read for #OutstandingOctober @Andrew65

#LonesomeOct

Also, the book was written in 1993 and refers to Romani people as Gipsies. No other apparent disparagements.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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kimmypete1
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Panpan

This book just isn‘t my jam, but I can see other people enjoying it.

Best part was that it was narrated by a dog!

 @Andrew65 #OutstandingOctober

Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 1mo
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MidnightBookGirl
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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MidnightBookGirl October 4th starts off with Snuff doing his rounds, and I have to say, I find the Things trapped in the house to be pretty funny. Also Snuff spies a newly joined player and his pet squirrel, Cheeter. Openers and Closers are mentioned again, and Jack captures starlight. Not sure what to make of the wolf howl (or dog howl?) of the word lost and the way it makes Snuff react. 2mo
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MidnightBookGirl
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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MidnightBookGirl Chapter 3, where Snuff is a good doggie. Jack continues to collect ingredients for some mysterious purpose, and they are chased- by competitors? Also, Snuff meets Needle the bat, who belongs to the Count (I assume Dracula, because why not). It's also the first time openers and closers are mentioned. It's been too long since I read this book and I totally don't remember the ending, so it's all only vaguely familiar, lol. 2mo
Laughterhp I‘m really enjoying this book, even though we are only on chapter 3/4. They are super short so far. 2mo
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MidnightBookGirl
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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#LonesomeOct Readalong Chapter Two thoughts in the comments, under spoilers. Sorry, I meant to post this yesterday, but I read the chapter in the evening and never got back on the computer.
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MidnightBookGirl Chapter 2 is short and sweet, but we meet Graymalk, cat to Jill (crazy Jill who lives over the hill). Snuff and Graymalk each give the other some important information about who else has been skulking about (and setting deadly traps for the other). A few other players and their consorts are mentioned- Nightwind, an owl, belongs to Morris and MacCab, and Quicklime, a black snake who “lives in the belly“ of the mad monk Rastov . ⬇ 2mo
MidnightBookGirl And I can't help but think of Rasputin, right? 2mo
Eggbeater What are all these shady characters gearing up for? They all seem to be competing for something. My money's on the cat for the win. 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @Eggbeater I honestly can‘t remember! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Betting on cats is always a good idea though 2mo
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MidnightBookGirl
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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About to dive into chapter one of #LonesomeOct for our read-a-long! Feel free to join in any time, and I'll post my thoughts here after I'm done. First, I need to make some food!

kimmypete1 Count me in! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl I read the intro and chapter one- October 1st, in which we get to meet Snuff, a most dedicated watchdog to his master Jack, who keeps Things trapped in every day items. Mirrors, wardrobes, etc. I really love the vibe of this book, the creepiness of hanging out in the cemetery whilst Jack digs up graves. Can't wait for more, although it will be hard to limit it to just a chapter a day! 2mo
Eggbeater I like the loyal graveyard dog. I wonder what exactly the Things are. 2mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m going to try to join in. I meant to read it last October. 🎃 2mo
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Eggbeater
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Looking forward to starting this fun chapter-a-day Halloween readalong tomorrow hosted by @MidnightBookGirl which has exactly 31 chapters. If you want to join in, use #LonesomeOct

kimmypete1 Oh I will totally due this!! 2mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m going to try to join this one too. 🦇 2mo
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MidnightBookGirl
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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As part of the #LittensDressedInBlood and all the other wonderful October challenges like #Scarathlon and #Screamathon, I've decided to do a re-read of A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny, which just happens to have 31 chapters, making it a perfect chapter a day read for October! Feel free to join me, using #LonesomeOct as the tag.

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PaulaNovotna
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Pickpick

A quick fun read, that you can flip though in a day or read it one chapter per day, every day of October. I would say the first half of the book is just about discovering the plot, what is actually going on and what is going to happen at midnight of the last day of October. The plot is difficult to describe without giving anything away, it is mysterious and I loved putting all the pieces together.

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khooliha
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
Mehso-so

An intriguing opening, but this one lost my interest as it went on. And that ending, huh? Huh! #toneproblems #RIPspoilerThisBookDidYouDirty

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khooliha
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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I saw an article about the best Halloween novel that you've not heard of, but I must admit I didn't actually read the article because the cover sold me.

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MidnightBookGirl
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Curled up and reading this seasonal tale with my own familiars, Pages and Alabama.
#TeamSlaughter #scarathalon @Clwojick

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Dyslexicon13
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Dyslexicon13
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Trying to get a group of people to read this gem in October not an official book club or anything but there will be some mid and end book discussions. Join us...

ctboeheim Terrific book. I read it about once a year. 2y
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Minervasbutler
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Mehso-so

Putting Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man and Sherlock Holmes together just before Halloween and having the story narrated by Jack the Ripper's dog sounds like a great idea, but sadly Zelazny doesn't really know what to do with his cast once he's got them and the Gaimanesque blend of creepy and whimsical never really catches fire. Pity.

Balibee146 Great pity.... So much potential! 3y
Minervasbutler @Balibee146 but of course that's just my opinion. It has some rave reviews on Goodreads 3y
VioletBramble Oh no. I've had this on my wish list because it sounds so interesting. Maybe I'll put it in my library list instead. 3y
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JaySigler
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Pickpick

I got this book as a gift in a Halloween book swap, and boy, am I glad I did! It took me a few pages to get into the rhythm and style of the story (Victorian, Poe, Lovecraft?) but then it hooked me. I love the creativity of both the story itself and the perspective form which it's told. The book is split into 32 chapters and it was suggested that I read one chapter every night during October, ending on Halloween. I plan to do just that next year.

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Greymalk
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
Pickpick

I couldn't exactly say what it is about this book that makes me love it so much. Maybe it's the combination of neat and cheesy but I reread it every October.

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Ruth1916
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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“...some things seem to small for the Great Ones‘ regard, and a cat may know that which the Elder Gods do not.”

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ctboeheim
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Pickpick

Re-reading an old favorite. Narrated by Snuff, the watchdog of an occult practitioner named Jack, the thirty-one short chapters chronicle the thirty-one days of a particular October. A group has gathered to play an ancient game with high stakes. The tale is told through the familiars of the (mostly) human players as they negotiate to alternately aid and confuse the other teams. But you can't say which team you're on untill the last moment.

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Avanders
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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#BookMail! 🎉🎉🎉 I‘ve been waiting for the tagged book for too long! And thank you sooo much to @Dolly for the Cruelest Month! 😍😍 so excited!! The Clockwork Mutineers is this quarter‘s “issue” for the #MysteriousPackageCompany ‘s #CuriosandConundrums subscription 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Great night (last night ☺️)

Dolly Oh good I'm glad it arrived! 📚I hope you enjoy it😄 4y
Avanders @Dolly thank you thank you!! So excited! 🤗💖💖🤗 4y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Mehso-so

Every Halloween that coincides with a full moon, an odd group meet up. Some are Openers, hoping to welcome the Elder Gods to Earth. Some are Closers, hoping to shut out the Lovecraftian horrors.

This book deals with one such Halloween in which Jack the Ripper, the Wolfman, Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, a Satanic Vicar and others play a round of this deadly game. Sherlock Holmes shows up too!

All narrated by Jack‘s pet dog Snuff.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk It was solid and occasionally fun, but lacked the punch to send it over the edge into Pick territory. 4y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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This book has been name-dropping some of the Elder Gods along the way, but in Chapter 22 it goes full Lovecraft.

#Chthulu #Nyarlathotep #ShubNiggurath

DarcysMom 🦑🦑🦑 4y
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Sanasai
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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Alright, mood set! (You have to imagine the mini-lights)

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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I've never read any Roger Zelazny, but I've always loved this title whenever I came across it, so I picked it up to read this year.

If I'm understanding the premise it's about Jack the Ripper vs Sherlock Holmes, and Dracula and Frankenstein's monster get involved somehow... all told from the point of view of the Ripper's dog, Snuff.

31 chapters and the back of the book recommends one a day so that's what I'll do. #thefinalcountdown #Rocktober

rubyslippersreads This looks like fun. 🎃🦇 4y
BarbaraBB That‘s a nice way to read the book. A real countdown! 👍 4y
Cayuse You beat me to it! Was going to post this one next week. Love Zelazny, but this is one of his most memorable. 4y
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twohectobooks
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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I should read this again now that I might recognize more of the references, but I don't remember it being scary at all. A book about bad guys working to either destroy or save the world, narrated by Jack the Ripper's canine familiar named Snuff. #AllHallowsRead #notscary @Litsy

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purdymaryk
A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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October is here and it's time for good dog Snuff to tell a story. 🐶🍁🎃