Title Our Lady Of Darkness.
Book Condition Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Berkley: NY. 1977.
0399118721 / 9780399118722
Seller ID 02529
Supernatural novel set in San Francisco. Winner of the 1978 World Fantasy Award for best novel. In Cawthorn & Moorcock, Fantasy: the 100 Best Books (#94). In Pringle, Modern Fantasy: the 100 Best Novels (#66).
'' a smoothly underplayed urban fantasy with echoes of H.P. Lovecraft (including a new addition to the Necronomicon library, the prophetic work Megalopolisomancy), has elements of autobiography and of ironic allegory - when the irrational monster finally takes form, it is composed of shredded paper from the books to which the protagonist has given too much of his life, and is dispersed by reciting rationalist names of power including those of Pythagoras, Newton and Einstein'' (David Langford/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).