Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Five top SFF confessional novels

Sam Reader is a writer and conventions editor for The Geek Initiative. He also writes literary criticism and reviews at At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog he tagged five of the best SFF confessional novels, including:
I, Lucifer, by Glen Duncan

Upon suspecting Lucifer might be gearing up for a second assault on Heaven, God offers him an unexpected choice: live as a mortal for a month, as sin-free as possible, and enter Heaven again, letting bygones be bygones. Or, when God finally defeats the forces of Hell, be cast into an endless void for all eternity. Lucifer readily accepts, but because he needs a “holiday,” instead choosing to live it up in a hedonistic manner and write an autobiography to set things straight. The resulting book is told in a cheerful, rambling stream-of-consciousness style by someone who clearly has a lot to say and wants someone to hear all of it. Duncan casts Lucifer not as misunderstood, but in fact proud of his place in myth, allowing him to become a delightfully unapologetic villain in a way that matches his equally unapologetic (and kind of cynical) world view. It’s a fresh take on the original antihero.
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--Marshal Zeringue