I, Lucifer

I, Lucifer

Finally, the Other Side of the Story

By Glen Duncan

Grove Press, Paperback, 9780802140142, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 2003

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 masterpiecestartlingly witty, original and beautifully written (Good Book Guide).

About the Author
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.

Praise For I, Lucifer

A wicked, impish conceit, all ably orchestrated with Duncan’s playful intelligence and sizzling wit.” Arena

Duncan packs more wit and energy into one page of I, Lucifer than most writers fit into an entire novel. The book is a leap forward in prose.” Neal Pollack

A fiendishly sharp, intelligent examination of modern human life that is as funny as hell.” The Times (London)

StylishFiendishly funny, wickedly eloquenthilarious pyrotechnic prose.” Big Issue

Clever and challengingsizzling with mephitic energy.” The Independent