I, Lucifer: Finally, the Other Side of the Story
I Lucifer Finally the Other Side of the Story Author:Glen Duncan The End is nigh, and the Prince of Darkness has been given one last shot at redemption, if he can manage to live out a reasonably blameless life on Earth. — As a trial run, he negotiates a month of "trying without buying" in the body of struggling writer Declan Gunn. ("Incarnation, the angelic drug of choice. Unlike cocaine, not to... more » be sniffed at.") Luce seizes the opportunity to binge on earthly delights, to straighten the biblical record (Adam, it's hinted, was a misguided variation on the Eve design), to celebrate his favorite achievements (Elton John, for one), and to try to get his screenplay sold, 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 human.« less
Johnna W. reviewed I, Lucifer: Finally, the Other Side of the Story on
Helpful Score: 5
Glen Duncan's account of Lucifer's second chance is one of the most creative books I have ever read! From Lucifer's discovery of what it means to be human to his bad behavior on earth, the writer makes you believe this really is Lucifer's story. At times a poignant picture of the human existence, other times somewhat horrifying (it IS Lucifer, you know), most of the time this book is laugh-out-loud hilarious. One of the best reads ever!
Guys, he's the DEVIL.. of course he's going to be a pretentious, long winded and egotistical dick..a charismatic jerk but still a jerk. He's the MorningStar, God's favorite angel pre-fall. I enjoyed how the guy is just out of his mind with random thoughts and witty asides to everything,
I think if you're a fan of dark satire you'll love this book. If you're a member of a Wrath of God type of church. Please, do yourself a favor.. pass on this book. I'm a fan of the idea that God is Love and I don't see anything wrong with this book. F
I love this book.
Some previous reviewers had a hard time with the language: the narrator frequently apologizes for going on tangents, but I found it to be endearing. Duncan was able to simultaneously create a character that was both the epitome of evil but also very, very human. You are charmed by his charismatic qualities and in the same page will be in tears over his indifference to stealing, drugs, the Spanish Inquisition, Nazis, all things he started/encouraged to get you to turn away from God. There is a definite love/hate there for me, the reader, when he gets flustered reminding you that he has always been there for you. This has joined my (ever growing) list of favorite books.
PS. Supposed to be a movie with Daniel Craig as Lucifer and Ewan McGregor as Gunn.
Eugh, I personally can't get past the first chapter without wanting to throw this book across the room and never look at it again. Clearly Duncan is a very good writer, but I just can't help but be irritated by the inner monologue of the main character. Maybe someday not in the near future I'll give this book another chance.