The launch party for The Book of Paul took place on the evening of the summer solstice. It was a great turnout, a wonderful group, and lots of fun for all. About ten minutes before the solstice I expressed my gratitude to everyone for sharing in the celebration and for all the support and encouragement along the way. I gave some personal shout outs on the book’s acknowledgements page – one of which bears repeating here –Read More
I had an unpleasant childhood.
I’m quite sure that anyone who has read The Book of Paul has already come to that not-so-startling conclusion. As William, the narrator, states in the chapter Sob Story:
“Everybody wants the back story. Everyone wants to know how people “got that way.” Personally, I don’t think explanations help very much. They certainly didn’t help with me. I went to therapy for years, digging up all the worms and green goop that were supposed to free me from my demons. The results were less than liberating. I’m not saying I had it worse than Martin, but it was quite horrible in its own way…in its own special way. I won’t go into it now; you’ve already been through enough. Let’s just say it was bad. Take my word for it.”Read More
6/5/2012: As the prophecy ordained — or the Fire God of the Kindle, The Book of Paul was published yesterday! Yeah! Or as Paul would say, “Hhmmph! What do you think about that?” With fantastic cover art by the award-winning book jacket designer Jason Heuer, and a postage stamp-sized badass author photo by the ultra-talented Christian Woods, the book was published on the Kindle first, followed shortly by the Nook. The print version should be available soon — as in tmw.Read More 11/11/11, 666, Beast of Revelations, Daily reading, mythology, numerology, tarot, The Book of Paul
Martin and Rose are in love. It feels like the real thing for both of them. They have similar interests: enduring pain, inflicting pain, exploring lust, and the yen to satisfy suppressed cravings for simple affection that were stifled in their childhood by two evil goons who are each trying to rule the universe by knocking the other out of existence.
Martin knows that his father is Paul. That’s the one advantage he has over some of the other characters in Richard Long’s The Book of Paul. A man with no fingernails (because he ripped them out himself), Paul teaches his boy how to withstand pain (without screeching) after introducing him to pleasure in the form of killing rats with a rifle down at the dump.Read More