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I, Lucifer - Glen Duncan

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Author: Glen Duncan / Genre: Fiction

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      30.01.2009 13:28
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      A fantastic read so full of imagination you won't want to put it down

      I'd sell my soul in an instant if Lucifer really is this entertaining. I loved this book. Duncan's wit sits precariously on a knife edge and his humour so biting you'd think he was the devil himself! If you have an interest in alternative fiction and/or theology, and are also in possession of a very open mind and dark sense of humour this book is definately for you.

      It is written in the first person narrative from the perspective of Lucifer himself and Duncan takes on such intricate and complicated topics such as the apocryphal heavenly battle, the fall of Eve in the Garden of Eden, the temptation of Jesus and so many more, treating them with such subtle and caustic attention it really is a marvel to read. It has a very smooth narrative progression that switches deftly from Lucifer's many internal monologues, that really could come from the devilish mind itself, to the real-time overall plot of the book. I don't want to give away any spoilers so I'm not going to bang on about anymore of the storyline. All I will say is I was so engrossed in this book that I took it everywhere with me, just so I could carry on reading it if the opportunity arose. I even read it while walking down a street once, nearly bumping into lamp posts and such, just because I'd gotten to a really good bit. I just didn't want to put it down!

      All in all, this is a tremendously difficult subject to tackle and make the characters and locations seem realistic and relatable. However, Duncan even makes the untangible concepts, such as Lucifer's own noncorporeal existence, seem as though you could reach out and touch him, get to know him, even understand him.

      This is one of the best books I've ever read, and definately the best book on this subject that I have ever read. I now own some of the reference books listed in the bibliography as it sparked such an interest in me.

      P.S. Glen Duncan, if you actually are Lucifer (because having read this book, it wouldn't suprise me!) I have one soul you can gladly have. All I would want in return is another book like this one.

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