Quale misterioso evento vedrà il sorgere della luna piena durante la notte di Halloween nella Londra di fine Ottocento? Per le silenziose vie di Soho immerse in una fitta nebbia si aggira Snuff, fedele compagno di Jack, alla ricerca degli ingredienti per un oscuro rito che coinvolgerà il suo misterioso padrone. Ma Snuff e Jack non saranno i soli protagonisti del Gioco, altri "giocatori" si stanno preparando, da Jill la strega al Buon Dottore, da Rastov, il monaco folle, sino al selvaggio Talbot e al lugubre Conte, che non sopporta la luce del giorno, tutti accompagnati dai loro fedeli compagni, la gatta Graymalk, Bubo il ratto, il sibilante Quicklime, Nightwind il gufo e Needle il pipistrello. Strani e mistici fili uniscono i protagonisti, umani e non, di questo romanzo lovecraftiano, in un viaggio attraverso i giorni e le notti di un solitario ottobre. Il Gioco che determinerà ancora una volta il destino del mondo è ormai cominciato...
- ISBN: 8896952875
- Casa Editrice: Hypnos
- Pagine: 246
I will probably quote something for each day just for shits n giggles! October 1 MADE THE CIRCUITS. THE THING IN THE CIRCLE changed shape, finally making itself look like a lady dog of attractive person and very friendly disposition. But I was not fooled into breaking the Circle. It didn’t have t
Review updated yet again (and again and again) on November 1, 2020 A group read with some of my greatest friends: Carol and Sarah. First a disclaimer: I lost count to the number of times I read the book. Seriously. I still find something new with each reread. Just one example: only during my last rer Leggi tutto
Zelazny is a genius... although I have a sneaking suspicion his genius may be drug related. Where else would you come up with the idea of telling a Victorian mystery-humor-horror story from the point of view of a dog? The first clue of the kind of upcoming weirdness comes from the dedication to Shell Leggi tutto
"Carpe baculum!" (Seize the stick!) You know the feeling when you finish the book and with a quiet satisfied and slightly smug smile realize that it was just perfect , as though it was written just for you? Sometimes I get lucky like that. Roger Zelazny has a unique quirkiness in his narration that s Leggi tutto
Review first posted on Fantasy Literature : During the entire month of October, in the late 1800s, in a year when the full moon falls on Halloween, strange forces gather in a village outside of London. Various iconic characters ― who will be familiar to fans of Victorian literature and classic horror Leggi tutto
➽ And the moral of this rerereread is : there ain't nothing like the Grand Graveyard Decaying Body Part Swap Thingie (GGDBPST™), if you ask me. Now let's dance and stuff. [ October 2019 ] ➽ And the moral of this rereread is : pack rats named after the bubonic plague underestimate thou shalt not . ➽ Leggi tutto
Soooooooooooooooooo this was a group read I forced upon my nearest and dearest- I looooove my GR gals- even if you hated or loved every minute of it ladieeeeeees!! I am a watchdog. My name is Snuff. I live with my master Jack outside of London now. I like Soho very much at night with its smelly fogs Leggi tutto
Imagine a brave Scooby-Doo at Work I rarely get chance to read a highly admired book. "A Night in the Lonesome October" by Roger Zelazny is my first review read from Netgalley. Whether you call the genre humour or horror or lovecraftian or mystery, but I am not able to put it into single genre confid Leggi tutto
*** 5 +++ ***A buddy read with the Roger Zelazny Newbies Group, since we wanted to start with a bang!!! Where do I start??? Let's begin with my thanks to Evgeny, who had the good sense to invite several of us for the Halloween Read and made us read it! Thank you!!! I had no idea what I was getting my Leggi tutto
A Night in the Lonesome October is about a gateway to a dimension of Lovecraftian horrors and the two opposing forces dedicated to opening the gate or making sure it stays closed. The story is told from the point of view of Jack the Ripper's dog Snuff. Yeah, you read that right. I was hooked right aw Leggi tutto
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