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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432717979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432717971
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,015,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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"

Worth getting your hands dirty for!,
Rage forces us to look at true sin, true villainy, and truly offensive images of alternative realities.
--J. Aguilera "MLA, Professional reviewer, writ...

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!!
 
Rage creates a dismal post-industrial future, a look at man defiled and in decline. Evil has arrived. Dominion has been taken by those who walk as the damned, demons, halflings, products of debauched rampages and sins against nature. Sex, drugs, and broken souls are the only things of value. Life is more like a disease, and the only salvation is the right amount of Plata to numb the conscience and, if one is lucky, to bring on a cleverly disguised demise. Through the sheer shock of his presentation, Rage forces readers to consider the alternatives, to look at the garbage in the streets, to see what is swept into the gutters at night right before all decent people awake to see another cleaned up version of the day. He uses tradition to break tradition, to push the imagination in ways that are uncomfortable at the least and border on the offensive at worst. Yet, in doing so, he illustrates what real Love is.
Visit Rage anytime at stevenrage.wordpress.com

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Instead Mr. Rage gives us a passionate world of dark bitterness and despair!
poetrylover
This story illuminates in our modern world one of the most powerful stories ever told.
Henry A. Giraldo
This book is filled with sex and violence that will keep you turning the pages.
Kippoe

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jane on July 3, 2008
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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 By Mary Menzel on March 16, 2008
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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 By Phillip Habib on March 13, 2008
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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 By W. D. Hanson on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Henry A. Giraldo on March 13, 2008
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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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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rick Halada on April 2, 2008
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gadjetGirl59 on April 14, 2012
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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. It was interesting how he used the story of Christ as a basis of the book. I was somewhat disappointed with the formatting of the book on my kindle. The placement of some of the lines on some pages were off. But I did enjoy the story and it keep me reading until the very end, a ending that I thought was great because it showed redemption and forgiveness. Makes you wonder if the real Pilate was ever forgiven.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kippoe VINE VOICE on June 23, 2010
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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
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