DAY 8. - Most underrated book.
Decisions, decisions, I’m starting to think this book challenge was a bad idea, I can’t decide on anything… Are books publicly underrated? I mean I know there are books that the people of the internet hate and despise on mass *cough* twilight *cough* but these tend to be books that are comparable to marmite, love ‘em or hate ‘em, no in between, so can they really be considered underrated? (I would like to point out I’m not giving my opinion either way on The Twilight Saga here, just using it as an example, I doubt Mrs Meyer would really consider me her target audience anyway.)
Right so most underrated book, I’m going to go for I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan.
It’s not like people go around slating this book, but no one raves about it either, and they should. Mostly it’s the idea of poor old Lucifer being a sympathetic character that’s underrated, it’s brilliant. He is, although I’m sure he’d be miffed at the idea, my apologies. In I, Lucifer, the man upstairs gives Lucifer the chance to redeem himself, it’s simple, live a relatively sin free human life for a while, and what does the cheeky Devil do? He has a holiday, a holiday in a human body, living the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle. It’s refreshing to get the Prince of Darkness’ take on the whole affair, a few biblical events and anecdotes on his time with the big man and ‘Jimmeny’. There should be more books written from the point of view of the bad guy, they have the potential to be so much more interesting…Anyway read it, please :)