Monday, January 11, 2010

Spooky reviews: A night in lonesome october

most books involving Halloween are a disappointment and whenever I start one I don't expect much. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was not only an okay book but it went above and beyond what I was hoping for. witty, exciting, and full of halloweeny goodness.
the story starts in Victorian London on the first of October. our main character the, knife cursed Jack, and our narrator and jacks pet the watchdog scruff. they are players in game that determines the fate of the world. mixing in a little cuthul myth this game is a occult contest between "openers" who wish to let the elder gods into the world and "closers" who want to stop them from coming. it only takes place on a Halloween with a full moon. other players include werewolves, Dracula, Frankenstein and his monster, mad clergymen and a witch.
this is all and all a fun and refreshing book worthy of a read and a great way to get into the spirt of Halloween.