Inside Man

Inside Man

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K.J. Parker returns to the amoral world of Prosper's Demon with a wry, sardonic novella that flips the eternal, rule-governed battle between men and demons on its head.

An anonymous representative of the Devil, once a high-ranking Duke of Hell and now a committed underachiever, has spent the last forever of an eternity leading a perfectly tedious existence distracting monks from their liturgical devotions. It’s interminable, but he prefers it that way, now that he’s been officially designated by Downstairs as “fragile.” No, he won’t elaborate.

All that changes when he finds himself ensnared, along with a sadistic exorcist, in a labyrinthine plot to subvert the very nature of Good and Evil. In such a circumstance, sympathy for the Devil is practically inevitable.

Title:Inside Man
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250786142
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    Inside Man Reviews

  • rachel ?

    #1) Prosper's Demon ★★★★★"As if Deadpool had slipped into the body of the Witcher Geralt"me : *vibrating at a frequency that shatters glass*me : yeah i'm anticipating this a normal amount Bl...

  • picoas picoas

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Farcical Hilarity: "Inside Man" by K. J. Parker“It’s just a job, that’s all - a job for which we get no pay, no thanks, a volcanic bo...

  • Allen Walker

    Definitely my least favorite of the novellas so far, though it's still Parker and therefore was a joy to read. This series just isn't my favorite of his works, but I liked Prospect's Demon better. Mor...

  • Jamie

    "I distinctly remember telling them all, back in the day. It'll all end in tears, I told them. But they wouldn't listen, and they went ahead, and the rest is theology."I adored this. It's dripping wit...

  • Fiona

    A great follow-up to the first, with a new perspective that really leaned into the tone that I think I'm going to call cosmic humour. There's an almost Pratchett-y vibe when it really picks up, paired...

  • Steve

    I’m fairly sure I’d enjoy reading a shopping list written by this author. But in the context of much of his excellent writing I was a little disappointed by this novella.It’s the follow up to Pr...

  • K.J. Charles

    KJ Parker getting closer to his Tom Holt persona here with a strong Good Omens flavour. Tale of exorcism told by a demon, very much about the Ineffable Plan, with a lot of excellent jokes to go with t...

  • Amy Imogene Reads

    4.5 starsWhat if the good and bad entities of Heaven and Hell lived in an eternal pencil-pushing bureaucratic battle of stabilized opposition? What if you threw in one interesting, free-thinking oddba...

  • Jayadev

    The sequel to Prosper's demon is told in the perspective of.... well... Prosper's Demon.An intriguing twist where the story follows from the point of view of the Demon instead of the exorcist or the v...

  • JasonA

    Sadly, this was a pretty meh read. The roles have changed from Prosper's Demon and this story is told from the POV of a demon with the exorcist from the first book nowhere in . The "hell is a mismanag...