Recent Reviews for The Grim Reverend Steven Rage
'PHARMACIDE' (Book) - 12/26/2011 7:41:50 AM|
If this is supposed to be a fictional novel, it seems way to close to the truth for comfort. Interesting concept of presentation. It should spark a deeper look, at the least, into what is a blight on our nation, drugs.
I recommend this for the masses of this country.
The Fall of a Blood Drinking Drug Dealer (Book) - 11/6/2011 3:44:21 AM
One of the most twisted vampire stories I've ever published in my magazine -- this made Issue 13 a little more extreme than other issues I've published in the magazine. Rev. Steven Rage is one of the darkest horror writers on AuthrosDen.com or anywhere for that matter. This writer is the one who took the title from me as being the darkest writer here, but I can still hold my own with him. Steve my friend you're very talented and took something from the new testament and updated it for a horror plot. That's original.
'PHARMACIDE' (Book) - 9/23/2011 9:01:53 AM
OK this is nice ,finally something to entice ne
The Place in Between (Book) - 8/22/2010 10:53:49 AM
compelling cover, premise sounds intriguing
You Morbid Westphal (Book) - 6/18/2010 12:07:12 AM
Purchase "YMW" from Amazon.com, send the Reverend an e-mail at stevenrage13.aol.com any time and a FREE pdf of "3 BRUTAL BIBLE TALES"
will be sent to you. A $6.99 value and a heck of a nice thing for you to do, too.
Rev. Steven Rage
Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale (Book) - 1/10/2009 10:54:49 AM
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 trafficking.
Pilate, one of the drug lords, is an immortal vampire working for Herod the mayor of "The Harbor". Due to Immanuel's success, Pilate misses one of his quotas resulting in Herod brutally torturing Juan de Batista (John the Baptist) and Mary Magdalene. Pilate is infuriated by this betrayal.
The story follows the resulting power struggle between Pilate and Herod as well as Pilate's frequent visions of his past vampire lives. Through these visions, released by Immanuel, he comes to understand who he really is and the ultimate choice he must make in this life.
Steven Rage's "Pilate" is Bizzaro fiction, a genre I admittedly have no experience with. I found the references to illicit drug use and associated language difficult to follow given my unfamiliarity with the subject matter. I also had difficulty the first few chapters given Rage's unique writing style and cadence. However, my inner ear eventually tuned into this style and rather than being distracted, it resulted in my complete immersion into the bizarre world Rage created.
I did find it odd at times that while the characters in the novel were well aware of historical biblical figures, other than El Cristo, no one seemed to realize they were the reincarnations of these figures. It was also occasionally confusing which "sides" the characters were on though I believe Rage was demonstrating the internal struggle they battled between good and evil.
Rage has created an incredibly creative and detailed, though disturbing world. Fans of this genre will find Rage's "Pilate" a unique, creative, fast paced, brutal, dark, and bizarre novel.
Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale (Book) - 12/29/2008 6:55:24 PM
Quite clever approach to the dusty Sunday School tales those of us who were raised in the church know ad nauseum. There is no good without evil. No heaven without hell. No God without the Devil. You have made the correlation clear as fresh blood dripping down the side of a martini glass. Bravo, Sir Rage!
Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale (Book) - 8/29/2008 3:10:23 AM
So much better than you can imagine!, August 14, 2008
By poetrylover (New York) - See all my reviews
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.
The religious story, is merely the forefront of the novel. Instead Mr. Rage gives us a passionate world of dark bitterness and despair!
There are so many twists in this book, you get a great feeling for the characters among a dark canvis. Plus its the ultimate game of cat and mouse with reincarnation, and Jesus as a girl! I knew there was something to the paintings with the long hair.
Excellent all around. Will read it again, certainly worth the money!
Belly: A Brutal Bible Tale (Short Story) - 10/31/2011 11:45:28 AM
thank you, what a nice compliment!!
Belly: A Brutal Bible Tale (Short Story) - 10/30/2011 5:53:46 AM
this is really demented man.
King (Short Story) - 3/11/2011 1:48:16 PM
Wow your stories sure bring a scare and chills but are also quite interesting indeed as the line he Drank her blood like the seasons fruit ,sure sends a shiver, good job ,Laura
BOTFLIES & PRISON SEX (Short Story) - 3/11/2011 11:28:56 AM
Wow chilling to the bone indeed as you sure can write leaving run about to fall off the chair or scream! Laura
from The Place in Between (Short Story) - 11/15/2010 7:28:06 AM
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Blood and Bubblegum (Short Story) - 6/28/2010 4:01:53 PM
This one reminds me a little bit of SPECTRAL EXILE a little bit but the similarities stop and the differences begin. The title got me thrown off but holy shit this is one nasty little piece of horror. I though Terry Vinson could do the nasty horror tales, you got both Terry and I beat in the horror territory here. They called me the dark prince of AuthorsDen for the longest time, but I think you topped me in the darkness with this story.
BELLY: A Brutal Bible Tale (Short Story) - 6/28/2010 3:59:41 PM
I agree here you are more depraved than Mike Philbin when he first appeared here with the story ASSHOLE. That was when I thought it was dangerous to swear in titles. Dude -- you're good, but you're going to piss a lot of people off.
BELLY: A Brutal Bible Tale (Short Story) - 6/17/2010 11:34:44 PM
If you would like a pdf of this book, contact me at: stevenrage13.aol.com and ask. Sweet!!
Reverend Steven Rage
The Ghost And The Unwanted (Short Story) - 6/5/2010 1:20:38 PM
Pet aborted fetus -- that's so wrong. People thought I caused a stir on here when I first joined eight years ago with my dark opus about 9/11. You barely joining on here and doing a story like this. Oh Jesus Christ. I've haven't seen something this fucked up since Mike Philbin coming on with the story ASSHOLE. I came on when they had to do the PA page before the R rated stories and I was here when they were bleeping out fuck. You got the talent man, I have to give you that. You make what I do seem like family entertainment.
Blasphemy (Short Story) - 11/13/2009 10:59:06 PM
extermely piece of writing beyond human hope beyond explination in its deep brew of thought
You Morbid Westphal Chapter One (an excerpt) (Short Story) - 2/11/2009 3:53:49 PM
Steven Rage is a brilliant writer - his vision and ability to write of the dark side never fails to blow me away -
He deserves every success and this genre truly has a masterful voice in Steven Rage.
You Morbid Westphal on KINDLE! (Short Story) - 12/27/2008 11:15:40 AM
You Morbid Westphal Chapter One (an excerpt) (Short Story) - 12/18/2008 6:50:03 AM
this was difernt. i liked it.
Newborn (Short Story) - 10/9/2008 12:38:36 PM
oh my god.poor baby
Not By Half (Short Story) - 9/27/2008 3:12:32 PM
Not By Half (Short Story) - 9/26/2008 3:59:59 PM
Egad! What a story! I find Steven Rage's work terrifying! That's why i like to read them...
Hell (Poetry) - 7/28/2013 6:05:10 PM
Wow, how you've cheated yourself and those around you!
I guess not everyone catches the bus as it whizzes by!
In God's Eyes (Poetry) - 7/28/2013 6:00:24 PM
In so many ways, your outlook on life seems very despairing.
Yet, in so many ways, you conceive your outlook because the human mind juxtaposes the evil you understand, over-against what is good about existence.
Well written but "painful blood."
Never (Poetry) - 3/6/2011 3:54:36 PM
Nice expression of how deep love can be.
My Fate (Poetry) - 4/29/2010 12:11:58 AM
VERY EMOTIONAL POETRY, AND WE ALL KNOW CALAMITY.
The Fog (Poetry) - 9/24/2009 4:02:11 AM
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Never (Poetry) - 9/24/2009 4:00:54 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva