99% of books and articles on the book of Revelation are rubbish. 100% of books on Revelation sold by your local Christian bookstore are rubbish.
Which is why you probably won't find Elaine Pagels' new book there.
Jim West today provided a link to an interview with Pagels on NPR's Fresh Air. It's definitely worth a listen, so get it while you can. Just imagine what the folks at Dallas Theological Seminary could learn from this if they bothered to prise their minds open just a millimeter or so. Or Spanky Meredith, Dave the Packatollah or Gerry Six Pack...
Fat chance. Not only does Pagels have an informed position (heretic!) but she's a (gasp) woman! But why not download the podcast and arm yourself with a little free and cogent information?
Sadly, the book itself is not yet available in e-book format.