I, Lucifer

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Grove Press, 2002 - Fiction - 262 pages
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The end is nigh and the Prince of Darkness has just been offered one hell of a deal: reentry into Heaven for eternity--if 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).

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User Review  - sharlenehsmith - LibraryThing

Finding this hard to read. Maybe its the constant first person dialogue. Constant changing topics. A complicated word on every page. The bad language is fun to read, of course Lucifer swears & thinks the world of himself. Maybe I'll try this again in a few years. Read full review

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User Review  - lisa.isselee - LibraryThing

Hated it ! The writing wasn't my style at all. I could relate to the story and how it was meant to have a funny edge, but that didn't really work in my point of view. Great concept, aweful book. Read full review


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Glen Duncan is the critically acclaimed author of six previous novels, including "Death of an Ordinary Man"; "I, Lucifer"; and, most recently, " The Bloodstone Papers". He lives in London.

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