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The Resource A night in the lonesome October, Roger Zelazny ; illustrations by Gahan Wilson

A night in the lonesome October, Roger Zelazny ; illustrations by Gahan Wilson

Label
A night in the lonesome October
Title
A night in the lonesome October
Statement of responsibility
Roger Zelazny ; illustrations by Gahan Wilson
Creator
Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 moon. But Snuff and his master are not alone. All manner of participants, both human and not, are gathering with their ancient tools and their animal familiars in preparation for the dread night. It is brave, devoted Snuff who must calculate the patterns of the Game and keep track of the Players--the witch, the mad monk, the vengeful vicar, the Count who sleeps by day, the Good Doctor and the hulking Experiment Man he fashioned from human body parts, and a wild-card American named Larry Talbot -- all the while keeping Things at bay and staying a leap ahead of the Great Detective, who knows quite a bit more than he lets on. Boldly original and wildly entertaining, A Night in the Lonesome October is a darkly sparkling gem, an amalgam of horror, humor, mystery, and fantasy. First published in 1993, it was Zelazny's last book prior to his untimely death. Many consider it the best of the fantasy master's novels. It has inspired many fans to read it every year in October, a chapter a day, and served as inspiration for Neil Gaiman's brilliant story "Only the End of the World Again."
Summary
Snuff, a guard dog who performs thaumaturgical calculations, accompanies his master, Jack, on collecting expeditions into the Whitechapel slums of nineteenth-century London
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Character
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064051
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Zelazny, Roger
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Wilson, Gahan
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True
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Doyle, Arthur Conan
Target audience
adult
Label
A night in the lonesome October, Roger Zelazny ; illustrations by Gahan Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781556525605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874099411
  • (OCoLC)ocn874099411
  • 505963
Label
A night in the lonesome October, Roger Zelazny ; illustrations by Gahan Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781556525605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874099411
  • (OCoLC)ocn874099411
  • 505963

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