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PILATE: DIRECTOR'S CUT [Kindle Edition]

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

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~ 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.

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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"
 
AND LOOK FOR "PHARMACIDE" coming soon!!
 
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 stevenrage.wordpress.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 1024 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Publisher: MorbidbookS. Everything Bleeds. (January 20, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001CBW7VQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #882,530 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 22 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
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty n Gruesome! April 2, 2008
Format:Paperback
This enthralling story elaborates on Pontius Pilate's ill-fated destiny and carries the reader into the vivid depths of utter horror in this modern day Biblical vampire story. A truly well-written fable with a good moral message for our detached society...when good people do nothing; evil flourishes. Looking forward to the second installment in Rage's series!!!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steven Rage has written an enthralling horror tale March 27, 2008
Format:Paperback
The Harbor is a crime filled, drug infested place. In that environs Pilate is a notorious drug dealer working for mob kingpin Herod. Over the past few months Pilate has failed to meet his assigned quota so his superior fires him and replaces him with an even more ruthless soul. He also has Mary Magdalene murdered. Pilate brings Mary to Immanuel, whose disciples insist she is the Christ. She raises Mary from the dead and kisses Pilate resulting in his remembering his past lives.

Except for his first life, Pilate was a vampire performing evil deeds during the Inquisition; during the California Gold Rush and he feasted while the plague devastated London. He kept on making the same errors and Immanuel knows her time has arrived to fulfill her mission on earth. Will Pilate betray her as he has done when she was Jesus or will he finally learn the eternal lessons?

This is not an inspirational work nor is it blasphemous (at least in my liberal mind). The story line uses biblical villains and places them reincarnated in the present where they repeat their evil deeds as they have done often in the past, but documented two millennia ago. Immanuel and the disciples with the exception of Judas, who finally remembers his first betrayal, are treated with respect and honor in this unique religious horror thriller. Steven Rage has written an enthralling tale that brings back the time Jesus walked Israel to his walking the present United States.

Harriet Klausner
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PILATE: A BRUTAL BIBLE TALE June 7, 2008
Format:Paperback
PILATE HAS TO BE ONE OF MY UTMOST FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME. NOT ONLY DID I WAIT ON PINS AND NEEDLES TO GET IT, I READ SNIPPETS OF IT IN STEVEN RAGE'S MYSPACE BLOG. TEASED BY THE WRITINGS AND HOW THEY WOULD END I COULDNT WAIT FOR THIS TO GET IN AT THE LOCAL CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE!!!

THIS STORY TELLS OF THE LAST DAYS OF THE CHRIST IN THE MODERN WORLD. IT WILL TAKE YOU ON A TRIP NOT ONLY IN YOUR READING BUT ALSO IN YOUR MIND. THE "MIND VISUALS" ARE DISTURBING AND OHHHHHHHH SO HORRIFIC. I LOVE IT!! GORY, BLOODY, DETAILED AND YET JUST A WONDERFUL READ. THE VIOLENCE IS SO GRAPHIC. DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE WEAK. I HAD TO STOP A FEW TIMES TO KEEP MY LUNCH DOWN!!!

STEVEN RAGE DID A MAGNIFICENT JOB ON THIS BOOK AND I CANNOT WAIT TO READ HIS NEXT IN THE "HARBORSIDE" SERIES TITLED JONAH JOB.

THANK YOU STEVEN RAGE FOR WRITING A BOOK THATS NOT YOUR EVERY DAY VAMPIRE NOVEL.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 Step Aside, Passion Of The Christ!
This is a highly imaginative and entertaining story, and it would most certainly make a fascinating, earth shattering film!!! Read more
Published on March 30, 2010 by A. A. A.
4.0 out of 5 stars vivid, explicit, inventive and engrossing...with fangs on it!
Overall, I found this to be a great, rather grizzly book with a fine grasp of horror, modern culture and even a certain reverence. Read more
Published on May 30, 2009 by D. Gorman "Crystalline Structure Moon"
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 vampires..it'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
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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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