The end is nigh and the Prince of Darkness has just been offered one hell of a deal: reentry into Heaven for eternityif he can live out a well-behaved life in a human body on earth. It’s the ultimate case of trying without buying and, despite the limitations of the human body in question... show more
The end is nigh and the Prince of Darkness has just been offered one hell of a deal: reentry into Heaven for eternityif he can live out a well-behaved life in a human body on earth. It’s the ultimate case of trying without buying and, despite the limitations of the human body in question (previous owner one suicidally unsuccessful writer, Deelan Gunn), Luce seizes the opportunity to run riot through the realm of the senses. This is his chance to straighten the biblical record (Adam, it’s hinted, was a misguided variation on the Eve design), to celebrate his favorite achievements (everything from the Inquisition to Elton John), and, most important, to get Julia Roberts attached to his screenplay. But the experience of walking among us isn’t what His Majesty expected: instead of teaching us what it’s like to be him, Lucifer finds himself understanding what it’s like to be us. By an author hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as one of Britain’s top twenty young novelists, I, Lucifer is a masterpiece
startlingly witty, original and beautifully written” (Good Book Guide).
Publish date: December 1st 2007
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
Can't get in to this right now and it's due back at the library so on the 'paused' shelf it goes. I'll pick it up again later.
”Once upon a...Time, you’ll be pleased to know--and since one must start somewhere--was created in creation.What was there before creation? is meaningless. Time is a property of creation. What there was was the Old Chap peering in a state of perpetual nowness up His own almighty sphincter trying to ...
Glen Duncan definitely deserves credit for having the courage to approach such a controversial topic as telling the Lucifer's side of story. However, the story he tells is a story no man can actually tell, therefore, it comes out nothing if predictable. Nevertheless, Duncan's attempt at it is a good...
Page 6 and the book just described a majestic trajectory across the room. The concept has so much promise but I don't think I can go on reading a book narrated by such a blatant asshole. He dishes out homophobia nice and early on page 1 (ONE!)* and a yummy side of misogyny on page 4** and then goes ...
I just couldn't handle the presentation of the prose.