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vivid, explicit, inventive and engrossing...with fangs on it!
6/11/2009 4:02:25 PM
May 30, 2009
By D. Gorman "Crystalline Structure Moon" - See all my reviews

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. And although I'd like to see him stick to more strictly secular horror stories, this is a brutal, graphic author I'd like to see more from. As someone who enjoys graphic, explicit horror, I can strongly recommend this book...and keep 'em coming, Steven! Never let your fangs go dry!

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More Blogs by The Grim Reverend Steven Rage
• FREE PHARMACIDE KINDLE HERE!! - Saturday, January 14, 2012
• The richest 1% is running out of time... - Tuesday, November 01, 2011
• from 'PHARMACIDE'!! - Saturday, September 24, 2011
• Ina gadda da-checkmyshitout - Wednesday, January 26, 2011
• feelin down and dirty, feelin kinda mean ... - Wednesday, January 26, 2011
• ALL the RAGE!! - Monday, December 13, 2010
• FREE sample and new review for 'The Place in Between' by Rev. Steven Rage - Tuesday, October 26, 2010
• The Grim Rev. Rage on LIVE Blog Radio! - Thursday, September 16, 2010
• nobody is more brilliantly repulsive than rage, September 7, 2010 - Friday, September 10, 2010
• Comment/Review - Thursday, July 01, 2010
• Comments/Review - Thursday, July 01, 2010
• I uncovered a forgotten (potential) gem in my shed!! - Saturday, March 13, 2010
• Rotten Little Animals - Saturday, March 06, 2010
• Carnageland by David Barbee - Friday, February 26, 2010
• Archelon Ranch by Garrett Cook - Wednesday, February 24, 2010
• New review for "You Morbid Westphal" - Wednesday, February 17, 2010
• Shatnerquake by Jeff Burk - Thursday, February 04, 2010
• ALL THE RAGE!! - Wednesday, December 16, 2009
• The Dope Fiend's Holy War - Wednesday, December 02, 2009
• You Morbid Westphal - Thursday, November 19, 2009
• Murderland II: Life Dring Wartime - Thursday, November 19, 2009
• Eric Mays' "Naked Metamorphosis" - Saturday, November 14, 2009
• Suicide Girls in the Afterlife - Friday, November 06, 2009
• Fistful of Feet - Friday, November 06, 2009
• A Million Versions of Right - Friday, November 06, 2009
• Is Bizarro a Movement or a Fad? - Sunday, July 12, 2009
•  vivid, explicit, inventive and engrossing...with fangs on it! - Thursday, June 11, 2009  
• You Morbid Westphal - Monday, March 02, 2009
• PILATE: A Brutal Bible Tale - Monday, March 02, 2009
• The Pharisees make their deal with the Devil.... - Tuesday, August 26, 2008
• See the Christ. Watch as She Raises the Dead... - Sunday, August 24, 2008
• Before the cock crows thrice... - Thursday, August 21, 2008
• See the vampire's lair... - Wednesday, August 20, 2008
• PILATE saves the Christ from getting Herself beaten and raped... - Saturday, August 16, 2008
• Inside Herod's Throne Room.... - Thursday, August 14, 2008
• Excerpted from "PILATE: A Brutal Bible Tale" - Wednesday, August 13, 2008
• More from "PILATE: A Brutal Bible Tale" - Wednesday, August 13, 2008
• I wanted to see how far Steven Rage would go...and he went far! - Saturday, August 09, 2008
• New Horror Writer Tackles Controversial Subject Matter - Saturday, August 09, 2008
• Interview with Steven Rage from allthesebooks.com - Saturday, August 09, 2008


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