A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

Jul 24, 2012

The world will end in thirty-one days, and only Jack the Ripper can save it.

No, really.  Jack and his loyal dog Snuff are the last guards against the Elder Gods’ incursion into our world.  They have a month to prepare against attempts to open the way for the eldritch monsters, as well as keep control of the various Things they guard in their home.

Unnamed pastiches of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Sherlock Holmes, Rasputin, Dracula, and several others create a fun little parody of a horror novel.  Snuff’s narration is deliciously dry, and the illustrations provide a fun touch for Roger Zelazny’s delightful comedy, A Night in the Lonesome October.

Reviewed by Library Staff