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Reverend Steven Rage , Steven Scott Nelson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

~ Pontius Pilate is cursed to be a vampire. Life after life after life. ~
And for the Plata dealing Pilate, his life is more like a death sentence. His only chance surviving is to keep on selling his monthly quota of Plata. This new man-made narcotic is a potent speed-ball designed to amp up the user, while also numbing the conscience into euphoric oblivion. To nullify the pain. To stifle the torture. To run and to hide from all the anguish inside. PILATE is a drug lord vampire in this re-telling of Christ's final days. When given yet another chance to save the Earth's latest Christ, will the re-incarnated Pilate choose to protect Her? Or to save his drug business, his money and his friends, will the modern day Pilate instead choose to wash his hands of the whole ordeal? Pilate shall have to allow the torture and death of a Holy Person in order to save his very own life. "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" This is a truly Brutal Bible Tale. A dismal post-industrial future. A look at man defiled and in decline. Evil has arrived and Dominion has been taken by the damned, the demons, vampires, vicious ghosts and strange halflings. The cast-aside by-products of all the debauched rampages and scientific sins against nature. Sex, drugs, and broken souls are the only trade commodities left.

Editorial Reviews


Sick, Disgusting, Vile...and Genius,
He may be one of the sickest, most twisted writers writing today, but there's a mad brilliance to his work. Reading his texts is like growing wiser ...
--Eric Mays "Bizarro Author of "Naked Metam...

Sick Sick sick my kind of book!
Filled with sex and violence that'll keep you turning the pages. With a vampire feasting on an embryo and many other dreadful acts you have to check out.
----Kipp Poe Speicher "Kipp Poe Speicher" (Canton, Ohio)

Step Aside, Passion Of The Christ!
Rage does not down play the evils of today, and he re-enforces the fact that there is no good without evil (and vice-versa) in this thrilling tale. ----A. A. A. (Illinois, U.S.A.)

Brutally Good
Compound street violence and mega-violence of the most extreme horror variety and you get a story that any horror fan would eat up. I highly recommend it. ----W. D. Hanson "AKA Ichorous" (Clarksburg, MD USA)

vivid, explicit, inventive and engrossing...with fangs on it!
Rage blatantly gawks at the darker side of our modern world and draws biblical parallels, using vampires. He mixes respectable dark poetic prose. ----D. Gorman "Crystalline Structure Moon"

From the Author

Also by The Grim Reverend Steven Rage:
"The Fall of a Blood Drinking Drug Dealer"
"Rage Primer"
"BELLY: A Brutal Bible Tale"

"For All The Marbles"
"The Place In Between"
"You Morbid Westphal"
"PILATE: A Brutal Bible Tale"
With graphic scenes of violence, illicit drug use, non-consensual extreme sex and torture Rage spits out his view of a twisted world of that is deeply woven with the intricacies of a dark, drug-infested place ruled by evil forces. Rage explores the depths of sin, the way it stains our lives, and graphically illustrates the things we fear most. He forces us to look at true sin, true villainy,
and truly offensive images of alternative realities.
Visit Rage anytime at

Product Details

  • File Size: 1578 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Publisher: MorbidbookS. Everything Bleeds. (January 20, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001CBW7VQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #957,575 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
By Jane
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book based on the fantastic reviews; but was soon very disappointed in the interpretation of the crucifiction.
It is mostly black ghetto talk about shorties and niggas and it lost me and was not what I was expecting. I couldn't connect with the characters. I found that the author was jumping about with dialogue and people and it was hard to follow who was saying what and lost it's appeal for me.
I didn't feel there was any fluidity of events as it seemed all over the map.
I didn't connect with anything, or any character particularly the character portraying Christ!
I skimmed the last half of the book since I knew the ending of course, but was VERY,VERY tired of reading about niggas and 9mm.
I see enough of it on the daily news and this seemed more of the same.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not soon forgotten March 16, 2008
This brilliant alteration of biblical accounts into a modernized tale of drugs, death and deception is not for the easily offended or faint of heart. With graphic scenes of violence, sex and torture Steven Rage has given us a view of Christ's final days had he lived in our modern world. His unique cadence and elaborate descriptions vividly animates every aspect of his writing. Whether offended or captivated, whoever reads this book will not soon forget it.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense! March 13, 2008
Reading the first couple of chapters, I told The Wife, "This is absolutely the most violent thing I've ever read!" Reading more, the violence continued unabated but it all fit in. This wasn't just savagery for the sake of being shocking. Once you get over the initial impact, the story is compelling and extremely well written. Between work, The Wife, and The Boy, I'm kept pretty busy so I had to hide out in the bathroom to finish the book.

My advice to you: sneak this book and some snacks and drinks into your private hiding place (or bathroom) and settle down for a good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars brutal tale March 13, 2008
This story illuminates in our modern world one of the most powerful stories ever told. Rage is a natural story teller and with his compelling and clear voice, he spins imagery so detailed and brutal that it grips the heart, mind, soul and body at once. Then, in the moment of pain and discomfort the light and courage of Christ shines on the darkest part of humanity. If you liked the Passion of Christ or any other painful tales of horror, you will love Steven Rage.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutally Good September 11, 2009
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Downloaded and read PILATE. I thought it was excellent. Being brought up Catholic, I was very familiar with "the source material". In its own right that is a very powerful story. Compound that with street violence and mega-violence of the most extreme horror variety and you get a story that any horror fan would eat up. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Step Aside, Passion Of The Christ! March 30, 2010
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This is a highly imaginative and entertaining story, and it would most certainly make a fascinating, earth shattering film!!! I think that if Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale was made into a movie (or movies, preferably), we would see Mel Gibson crying, humbled, and worshiping at the feet of the almighty Reverend Steven Rage! Any film makers out there would easily stand to make a fortune working with Reverend Rage and putting his visions on film! This brilliant and inventive book is about good, evil, redemption, punishment, salvation, and the second coming of Christ (with disciples, Herod, and of course Pilate) set in modern times. Reverend Steven Rage's gripping portrayal of good and evil forces the reader to see both sides with accurate and equal clarity. Unlike most stories based on Christianity, Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale urges the reader to witness the evils and horrors in our world uncensored. The good Reverend Rage does not down play the evils of today, and he re-enforces the fact that there is no good without evil (and vice-versa) in this thrilling tale. Reading this book is maximum enjoyment from the very first page right on through to the last, and it will definitely make you hungry for more of Reverend Rage's written gold! Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale is so enthralling from beginning to end, that it's difficult for me to say what I liked best about it, because there is not one single thing that I disliked about it! I think that what really grabbed me was Reverend Rage's description of the Christ and the environment that She was born and raised in. Kudos to Reverend Rage for placing Her exactly where She would be needed the most! Another thing that tickled my fancy about the Christ in this story was that She did not condemn marijuana as a dangerous drug. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Overall, I found this to be a great, rather grizzly book with a fine grasp of horror, modern culture and even a certain reverence. Rage blatantly gawks at the darker side of our modern world and draws certain biblical parallels...using vampires. He adeptly mixes our current youth venacular with graphic, brutal horror imagery, a respectable dark poetic prose and a decisive intelligence. This is an author I'd like to see more of. The violence, and sex references are raw, explicit and he just holds nothing back. His grasp of the underside of our culture and the drug trade filter through in a gritty, unapologetic in-your-face prose. But he's not afraid to display an impressively morbid poetic side. The plot is well-thought-out. It is a grimly well paced thrill ride of horror and suspense. You just have to keep turning pages to see what happens next. His parallels to the modern story and the biblical text of the last days of Jesus are inventive and inspired, in a grotesque deformed sort of way. There is material here that I'm sure would cause religious conservatives to say, "There is blasphemy here that would make Jesus roll over in his grave (you know, if he hadn't already risen from the dead)!" Yet, there is a strong, revery that shows a certain connection to faith. Personally as an agnostic, I would have enjoyed the book more if Rage had avoided the religious connections and just stuck with a straight vampire story. But that's just my personal opinion. There is a religious connection that comes together as the book rolls along, but it is still a graphic, nasty horror tale with vampires, drug lords and even a little sex. Rage's command of story and pacing shows a lot of promise for the future. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars A different way of reaching people
I got this book as a freebie and since I like anything vampire, I was intrigue. I like the way the author gave it an urban feel. Read more
Published on April 14, 2012 by gadjetGirl59
5.0 out of 5 stars Sick Sick sick my kind of book
This book is filled with sex and violence that will keep you turning the pages. With a vampire feasting on an embryo,and so many other dreadful acts you have to check it out
Published on June 23, 2010 by Kippoe
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Rage
Ok this is my second go at writing a review about Pilate, so here goes. I read Pilate over a few weeks, and after reading this book I actually read it again a few weeks later. Read more
Published on May 3, 2009 by Monica L. Roncancio
3.0 out of 5 stars Good... but could be better.
I recieved PILATE via e-mail (an e-book) and began reading it right away. I read the whole thing that night. Read more
Published on March 31, 2009 by RADIO! Who needs a RADIO?!
5.0 out of 5 stars Steven Rage's "Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale" - Worth getting your...
Look at your hands. Lines tell tales that without the right exposure live completely disguised within crevices that no amount of washing can remove. Read more
Published on January 19, 2009 by J. Aguilera
4.0 out of 5 stars Pilate: Bizzaro Fiction...
Note: This book contains graphic violence, illicit drug use, non-consensual extreme sex, and potentially offensive material given the religious references. Read more
Published on December 6, 2008 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars If Donald Goines wrote a vampire novel.....
Truthfully, I'm not the hugest fan of vampire fiction. It's not that I don't like's because there is so much trash that passes for vampire fiction nowadays (i.e. Read more
Published on November 25, 2008 by J. Krall
4.0 out of 5 stars A Strange Read..
Pilate- A Brutal Bible Tale is such a weird re-telling of the story of Jesus and His disciples and His Resurrection. Read more
Published on October 4, 2008 by Lila L. Pinord
5.0 out of 5 stars So much better than you can imagine!
Alright, I am going to be the person to admit it. I saw Bible tale and I crused outloud. But on full faith and the great Ellen, I bought this book. Read more
Published on August 14, 2008 by poetrylover
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant brutal book
Pilate A Brutal Tale 'ain't' your Momma's Bible story!
I am delighted that it is available on Kindle - I plan to have it sent to my Kindle. Read more
Published on July 18, 2008 by ellen
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I've ordered it! Sounds very sick and twisted.
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This book was amazing!!! You can read it as a simple vampire novel, which I love, or if you have ANY knowledge of the bible stories you can peel away the many layers to the story of the betrayal of Christ, told long ago. This book takes the real story of Pontius Pilate and puts in a graphic,... Read More
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