Book Tour: The Book of Paul by Richard Long

Title: The Book of Paul

Author: Richard Long
Publisher: Open Eyes
Release Date: June 3rd 2012
Pages: 488
Read it in: DNF
Source: For Review

You can buy it on amazon.

Synopsis: Goodreads:

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 authentic alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will…and attaining eternal life.

When a lusty, East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with a battle-hardened loner, they are overwhelmed by the intensity of their feelings. Rose and Martin soon 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 Martin and Rose 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.

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.
My Review:

I cannot tell you how much I really wanted to enjoy this book… A few chapters in and I really thought I was going to love it. But it got to the point where I realised, I was simply disturbed by what I was reading, that I just couldn’t read anymore. Believe me, I tried… 

I didn’t really know what to expect from this novel, but the whole thing just turned out to not be for me… So, I honestly don’t know what to tell you… But at the end of the day, I’m going through a tough time right now, so maybe my judgement isn’t the best? Who knows… this review was written weeks before it’s gone up… Maybe… Maybe I’ll have convinced myself to read more. But I doubt it…. I honestly just want to forget what I just read…

Rating: Impossible…

I received this book in exchange for an honest review, I’m sorry that it’s the first DNF that has been posted on my blog…


2 thoughts on “Book Tour: The Book of Paul by Richard Long

  1. Novel Publicity says:

    Hey Tyler-Rose. Thanks for giving The Book of Paul a shot. I'm sorry it wasn't for you, but I'm glad you gave it a try. This is definitely a very unique and very dark read. I'm squeamish but I also can't look away!

    Em 🙂

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