Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
Lucifer as grouchy ponce ... a bit dated, don't you think.
I'd cast Diamanda Galas, suitably attired and made up.
Dated? Copyright on the book is 2002.
Although there is an element of grouchiness in Duncan's portrayal, there is also the element of delicious hedonism with L. caught in the flesh, and a bit of mania, too. And there is the end-note of high-spiritedness when L's depression is broken by the thought of leading another rebellion, which he's sure they can't do without him.