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Updated: Oct 6, 2022

With Halloween fast approaching a group of us are reading "A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER" by Roger Zelazny.

There are 31 chapters and we are reading a chapter a day. Each chapter in the book is a day in October.

Now I must confess that I had never heard of Roger Zelazny before, but now, thanks to Nat, I will be reading more of his work. We have only read six chapters so far, but his writing has a "Neil Gaiman" feel about it.

"Snuff", a watchdog, as he keeps telling the reader, is the protagonist and he is brilliant.

Here is a synopsis from goodreads -

All is not what it seems…

In the murky London gloom, a knife-wielding gentleman named Jack prowls the midnight streets with his faithful watchdog Snuff – gathering together the grisly ingredients they will need for an upcoming ancient and unearthly rite. For soon after the death of the moon, black magic will summon the Elder Gods back into the world. And all manner of Players, both human and undead, are preparing to participate.

Some have come to open the gates. Some have come to slam them shut.

And now the dread night approaches – so let the Game begin.

So far I have loved every page.

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