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Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale

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Pontius Pilate is cursed to be a vampire. Life after life after life.
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, will he wash his hands once again? Be warned: The Harbor is wicked. The violence is graphic. The sex is brutal
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Paperback, 284 pages
Published December 24th 2007 by Outskirts Press
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Todd Fonseca
Nov 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Note: This book contains graphic violence, illicit drug use, non-consensual extreme sex, and potentially offensive material given the religious references.

In the drug lord controlled area know as “The Harbor”, biblical figures have been reincarnated. Immanuel, also known as El Cristo (Christ) is a young woman who has come to save those enslaved by an extremely addictive drug. She changes the lives of those she encounters – such as Pedro (Peter). However, her success negatively impacts drug traff
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Jordan
Nov 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: hardcore horror fans, vampire fans
Recommended to Jordan by: the author
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. Twilight, etc). So I was pleasantly surprised when I had the chance to read this book.

It’s sort of like Donald Goines writing a horror novel. It’s similar to Goines because of the detailed use of the urban/drug culture. The author seems knowledgeable in the subject unlike many horror/crime authors who stick drugs into the
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Monica
May 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome first book taking a story most people know and twisting it into pure entertainment. Good job Stephen!!!
Steven Rage
Nov 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Steven Rage's "Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale" - Worth getting your hands dirty for!, January 19, 2009
By J. Aguilera "MLA, Professional reviewer, writ... (Texas, USA) - See all my reviews

Look at your hands. Lines tell tales that without the right exposure live completely disguised within crevices that no amount of washing can remove. We yearn to have them clean - enough. Spend hundreds of dollars on this or that to wash ... them ... clean. But some stains never come out, no matter how much we scru
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Donald Gorman
Apr 02, 2011 rated it really liked 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. 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 ...more
Steven Rage
May 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Steven Rage's "Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale" - Worth getting your hands dirty for!, January 19, 2009

By J. Aguilera "MLA, Professional reviewer, writ... (Texas, USA) - See all my reviews



Look at your hands. Lines tell tales that without the right exposure live completely disguised within crevices that no amount of washing can remove. We yearn to have them clean - enough. Spend hundreds of dollars on this or that to wash ... them ... clean. But some stains never come out, no ma
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Sep 19, 2010 Nick Cato 'The Place in Between" review:

The three stories presented here are tied to an apocalyptic underground community known as The Harbor (two take place post, while the title tale goes down before all hell breaks loose).

In 'Blood and Bubblegum,' we're introduced to some seriously strange characters who are involved in an ever-growing organic narcotics trade, including protagonist
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