You know how creepy some books can be. You read it and feel like the author just had a very entertaining time mind fucking you. The Book of Paul is that book. Richard wrote it just so he could say yeah I hit that in the eye with a damn harpoon. It’s so seriously out there and yet so smart, brilliant and disturbing.
I wondered while reading it if he was a serial killer or something because I couldn’t imagine how one could come up with such horrors and not have body parts in the freezer. Having said that there is tenderness within. Questioning what it means to be a person good, bad, nature, nurture, religion the occult and so much more.
The Book of Paul is written in a very readable style. It has characters easily related to and even those who freak you out such as Paul you’re curious about and want to know more. Want to know everything in fact.
Rose and Martin are character who sucked me in, their pain made me sad. I wanted them to be happy and have a good life, to go back and undo the horrors done to them. Made up characters that you care so much about, that is when I know I love a book; when it does that to me.
I’m profoundly disturbed by Richard and worry about his brain. What goes on in there that just … whoa!
Whatever issues he needs to lay on a couch and talk to a shrink about his talent is bloody insane. Brilliant and total genius. This is a must read.
“Everything you’ve ever believed about yourself…about the description of reality you’ve clung to so stubbornly all your life…all of it…every bit of it…is an illusion.”
In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure “beyond all imagining”– an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will…and attaining eternal life.
When Rose, a sex and pain addicted East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with Martin, a battle-hardened loner, they discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history. At the center of the conflict is Paul, the villainous overlord of an underground feudal society, who guards the book’s occult secrets in preparation for the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy.
The action is relentless as Rose and Martin fight to escape Paul’s clutches and Martin’s destiny as the chosen recipient of Paul’s sinister legacy. Science and magic, mythology and technology converge in a monumental battle where the stakes couldn’t be higher: control of the ultimate power in the universe–the Maelstrom.N
A best-selling novel, The Book of Paul is the first of seven volumes in a sweeping mythological narrative tracing the mystical connections between Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt, Sophia, the female counterpart of Christ, and the Celtic druids of Clan Kelly.
It was all about the band, until the girl next door.
Her innocence is tempting.
A sexually charged coming of age story set in the throes of
About an up and coming teenage rocker on the verge of
stardom, when the girl next door becomes something more; they’re forced to face
the harsh realities on his road to fame and the expectations of their friends
Sacrifices are made as everything changes as they know it.
I know I’ve been doing a horrible job blogging ever since I moved back to Australia. I don’t know why I’ve been in such a funk but I’m excited about todays post as I just had to share. I have a new job that I start Monday which I hope will allow me more time to blog. Please feel free to send me emails telling me off, it may get me off my butt and posting.
Jay Swanson is an author who I contacted because I simply adored his book covers not to mention that his books sounded super appealing. Jay was nice and let me pimp him out here so I’m very pleased to do so again with the third book in his series The Vitalis Chronicles. On top of this outstanding looking cover which seriously rocks the first two book in the series will be free on amazon May 15th – 19th. Seriously you’d be crazy not to get these babies.
First check out the outstanding cover on the newest book Steps of Krakador
Be sure to get The Tomb of the Relequim and White Shores for free May 15th-19th and Steps of Krakador will go live on amazon for you to buy the 20th. Yes I know more on the TBR list but seriously can you resist? Yeah I didn’t think so.