I, Lucifer

I, Lucifer

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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).
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2002.
ISBN: 9780802140142
0802140149
Branch Call Number: FIC DUNCAN
Characteristics: 262 p. ; 21 cm.

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Jul 21, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 05, 2015

The devil makes a deal with God for a shot at redemption provided he can live a reasonably decent life on earth. With reservations and without veto power, he takes over the body of a depressed suicidal writer. Shocked and delighted by his human condition he decides to embrace the task of saving his soul with a 'devil may care' attitude and to take the opportunity to advance his reputation as the Prince of Darkness and rewrite biblical history from his point of view. A funny and edgy novel.

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One day, one non-material day, nowhere, a thought came unbidden into my spirit mind. One moment it wasn't there, the next it was, and the next again it was gone. It flitted in then out again like a bright bird or a flurry of jazz notes. [...] The thought was: What would it be like without Him? [...] Say what you like about me. [...] ... but no one else gets credit for the discovery of angelic freedom. That, my fleshy friends, was Lucifer. (Ironic of course that after the Fall they stopped referring to me as Lucifer, the Bearer of Light and started referring to me as Satan, the Adversary. Ironic that they stripped me of my angelic name at the very moment I began to be worthy of it.)

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