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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Mysticism

A Night In The Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny is a good enthralling read.  It's a book that groups together Jack the Ripper, Dracula, Frankenstein and others into a ritual that dictates the opening and closing of a Hellish place.  These characters each have a pet, find ingredients for their success in the ritual and are at odds with each other because each one is either a 'Closer' or 'Opener'.  The book is narrated by Jack's pet, Snuff, who is not all that he seems either.  Sherlock Holmes is ever present, though, his role is not clear until the end.  I enjoyed the book especially because it gathers the famous myths and legends together in a different environment.  It must be quite a challenge for the author to try to faithfully design the known characters to common knowledge.  The plot is also a creative way to depict why Jack was on the killing spree; in this case, it was for the collecting of ingredients for the ritual.  I recommend this book.  Perfect for an October thriller!

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