Witty, eccentric, original and very funny.
by Chantal M.
David Sunderland’s first book hosts a wonderful array of characters both earthly and divine. The intricate world of the angels is painted with many dramatic flourishes, and the internecine quarrels of the celestial host are entertainingly represented. We get to know the main character, Tony, as he is tempted and struggles to do the right thing in a zone where he feels like a fish out of water. A very enjoyable and ingenious read
by Mary Ungoed-Thomas
I love this very imaginative novel in which the main character Tony embarks on a fantastic journey to heaven passing through a magical realm. He has one incredible adventure after the other and meets a wide range of fascinating and out-of-the-ordinary characters. Nothing is as we know it in Angeland where Tony, having partly become an angel himself after accidentally swallowing part of the Archangel’s eyelash, finally arrives. This is a magical story, the result of the author’s vivid imagination. Exciting from beginning to end!
I just finished reading Angeland and enjoyed it all the more the more I read. I marvelled at the author's imagination in bringing to life a whole other fictional world and how he tore away preconceived impressions of angelic sanctity and high morality and showed, even in such presumed high settings, the validity of the old saying that power corrupts....and total power totally corrupts! Interlaced with drama, suspense, sex, love and even football it makes a great read.
by Martin Good
Entertaining and thought provoking, manages to make the ubsurd seem plausible.
If you've ever wondered about the logistics of the afterlife, read this.
by Fiona Lukas
This was definitely an unique storyline. It was well-written. comical at times. I'd for sure read others by this author.
David is British, partially French, and Brazilian by osmosis. His day job entails occasional bureaucratic absurdities but also the privilege of working for a bigger cause, which frequently provides a catalyst for creativity. His literary output over the last 20 years has been eclectic, including poetry (as yet unpublished); satirical plays, songs and sketches (each with unique performances); and Angeland (his first novel). He lives just over the border from Geneva with his impatient and adorable Franco-Brazilian wife and 30-odd plants.