... If he manages to live a decent life and ye know remember to go to mass of Easter and Crimbo he'll get to go home.
Old Lucifer jumps at the opportunity and proud as he is indulges in self-indulgent tell all memoir of his month trial which unfolds his coming to grips with humanity and sensory ... Read review
Highly entertaining, Great insight into ole Louise C. Fur
Bit expensive to buy new
"...appreciate 99 ice-creams more.
When I say he jumps at the opportunity I don't mean he's excited about the prospect of redemption and returning "home". Not at all. He assures us that provided John Milton with more than a little guidance in drafting paradise lost and truly believes it's better to rule in hell than serve in heaven. But it's earthly pleasure he jumps at and in predictable although enjoyable rock-star satan style he sets about having ..."
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A brilliantly written portrait of Lucifer encountering the world of the senses telling his version of the Bible and discovering what it's like to be human - in Clerkenwell. Now. Your million questions. All in the end resolvable into one: What's it like being me? What for heaven's sake is it like being me? In a nutshell (which thanks to me is the way you like it in these hurrying and fragmented times) it's hard. Finally the other side of the story. The Prince of Darkness has been given one last chance: he will be readmitted to the company of his fellow angels if he agrees to live out a human life. Highly sceptical (naturally) the Old Deal-maker negotiates a trial period - a summer holiday in a human body with all the delights of the flesh. The body though turns out to be that of Declan Gunn a depressed writer living in Clerkenwell interrupted mid-suicide. Making the best of a bad situation Luce himself takes to writing - to explain to strip back the Biblical spin to help us see the whole thing from his point of view. And to knock that Jesus off his perch.But beset by distractions miscalculations and all the natural shocks that flesh is heir to Lucifer slowly begins to learn what it's like to be us. Glen Duncan's brilliantly written new novel is an investigation of the world of the senses - the seductiveness of evil and the affection which keeps us human.