The Book of Paul by Richard Long

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The Book of Paul Read Online Free - "Richard Long intertwined a bag of genres while creating this intriguing and enchanting's mind-blowing." - Stephen King

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.

"Long's prose is deft and clear, transporting the reader from one character's psyche to the next...this tale is a compelling one. A psychological thriller for readers who are bored with run-of-the-mill horror...Those who embrace the genre will eagerly anticipate a second installment in the series." - Kirkus Reviews

"Intelligent, self-aware, and often amusing...hitting all the markers for sadistic, salacious, and scary. Long is doubtless going to build a large and loyal fan base composed of people just like him: literate folks with a bizarre sense of humor who prefer a bucket of blood to a bath filled with rose petals." - ForeWord Clarion Reviews

"Totally absorbing! The Book of Paul is moving, profound, funny, terrifying and never lets you go. The prose is swift and times, even poetic. Masterful storytelling. Hats off!!" - Henry Bean, writer/director of The Believer

Title : The Book of Paul
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ISBN : 0615648649
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 488 pages


Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2012

As the tale told in The Book of Paul unfolds, we’re introduced to several complex characters, all of whom are connected by an intricate web skillfully woven by author Richard Long. At the center of this twisted web is Paul, the book’s sadistic namesake, who is bent on fulfilling an ancient prophe...

Katy rated it ★★★★★

January 31, 2013

Book Info: Genre: Paranormal Thriller Reading Level: Adult Recommended for: People fascinated with occultism of all stripes, alternate ideas behind spirituality, dark suspenseful stories Trigger Warnings: Torture, serial killing, explicit sex, (implied) rape, mutilation, betrayal My Thoughts: This bo...

Shelly rated it ★★★★★

July 28, 2012

This review was posted originally on my blog {Dive} Under the Cover I don't even know where to start with this review. I suppose I should start by saying that this isn't the type of book I normally read, but the synopsis intrigued me and I was not at all disappointed. I will also say that in takin...

Jeannie rated it ★★★★★

October 26, 2012

Talk about talent - this author has it. I believe Richard Long has nailed his gift with his beautifully crafted psychological thriller complete with a love story. The novel has short chapters and relentless action that pulls you into the story. People with weak stomachs are advised that there are...

Hira rated it ★★★★★

August 10, 2012

"The Book of Paul" by Richard Long is, and I have to admit this to begin with, is not the kind of book that I usually pick up. I'm a HUGE fan of thrillers, so the premise was incredibly intriguing to me - and boy am I glad that I decided to give this book a try! You may have seen me describe many...

Chasity rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2012

‘The Book of Paul’ was the best dark horror novel I have ever read, and I say that in all honesty. No book has ever blown my mind quite like this one and I must warn you before you read this novel; you will never look at literature the same way again. ‘The Book of Paul’ was such a brilliant maste...

Christa rated it ★★★★★

September 08, 2012

This is a great read. While standing completely on its own, it puts me in mind of Clive Barker, Umberto Eco, Neil Stephenson (thinking Quicksilver's first third - which I love) and the best of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code without all the stuff that keeps me from having read more than one Dan Brown....

Paul rated it ★★★☆☆

April 06, 2015

Not an easy read. Even harder to review, told with numerous flashbacks and points of view for those looking for a straight forward narrative structure I'd say this novel is not for you. Having said that it's an interesting tale well told. I don't love nor hate the book of Paul yet I wouldn't call...

Heaven rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2012

Reading the The Book of Paul is like being on a rollercoaster blindfolded. It is Insane and I loved every second of reading it.

Patrice rated it ★★★★☆

January 22, 2013

I could not stop reading this book once I read page one. Richard Long does a great job at spinning a heavily detailed, intricate, fast-paced novel that instantly grips attention of the reader from page one. Martin is practicing to smile and Rose is handing out HIV and Hepatitis... Martin and Rose...

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