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Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good Hardcover – July 12, 2011
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Publishers Weekly, 6/13/11
“Fans of the heavy metal band Slipknot will eagerly devour its lead singer/songwriter Taylor’s first book, which displays a prose that perfectly captures the supercharged energy, aggression, and outrageousness of Slipknot’s music…Powerful and moving.”
“Exceeded my expectations…Corey’s on-stage personality came across as very likable, and his direct interaction with the fans made it completely worth the time and money they invested towards this show…A delightful two-and-a-half hours with Corey Taylor...I recommend this show not only to fans of Slipknot and/or Stone Sour, but also to fans of rock music in general, because there’s something in it for all of you. A terrific performance indeed.”
Hollywood Music Magazine, 11/22/11
“[Taylor is] a literary genius of this day and age….‘Seven Deadly Sins’ is full of hilarious and thought provoking metaphors, innuendos and references that need to be highlighted just so you can show your friends…I can not recommend this book enough, hell I will buy you a copy or let you borrow mine if it means that you’ll make some time in your busy days, to read at least a few pages at a time. This a MUST-READ book if I’ve ever seen one.”
“A great book…Steps away from the average rock bio. It’s really a trip into the deranged mind of Corey Taylor himself. It reads just like he talks and if you’ve seen any of his interviews or ever met Corey Taylor you know that it’s going to be a fun time.”
“An in-depth argument for the redefinition of sin, meshed with personal stories from [Taylor’s] childhood and career.”
Seattle Weekly (Duff McKagan blog), 7/21/11
“It looks fascinating…Corey Taylor is one of those people that just seems impossibly good at whatever he chooses to pursue, and I have no doubt that this tome will reflect this fact.”
“Corey Taylor delivers a unique spin on the rock star biography, foregoing the strip-mined territory of the rock and roll tell-all and instead incorporating tales of his excesses into an articulate, thought-provoking examination of sin, morality and the search for purpose…He combines his own life experiences with an intriguing examination of the seven deadly sins…His style is intimate and conversational, as if you're the last two standing after a long night out…Loads of humor, colorful analogies and of course, some riveting stories of life in the fast lane.”
AOL Noisecreep, 8/10/11
“A compelling read, the book is a refreshing journey through an age-old concept and its definition. The warts-and-all approach he uses in his lyrical approach is used in Seven Deadly Sins to winning effect.”
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I might not agree with some of his more extreme stances, but his core approach to freedom, liberty, embracing life and enjoying pleasure is wonderful. if you add that his life as a child and a teenager could have easily turned him into an aggro, mean MF, you end up appreciating his attitude and his advice ten times more. His pen does not flow, it bursts, stops, accelerates and gets lost in the maze that his brain seems to be, but he always manages to drag you along for the ride, and convince you the ride is fun. You don't have to be a Stone Sour or Slipknot fan to read this - you'll certainly understand a lot more about the bands by taking this journey.
However, I don't think this book stands alone as 5 star read. I read it all the way through rather quickly. This was mainly just because I'm such a fan though. For someone who is not a fan of the bands and the man, the book will seem quite scatterbrained and nearly pointless. But it is rather funny throughout. And he uses some big words... oooo... a metal head with a vocab?
There is a takehome message in the book, you just have to be looking for it and willing to hear a bunch of BS in the mean time. Like I said though, funny BS. :)
The debate of the sins is very interesting and I can not help but agree with him. I have the audible version of this book and hearing Corey read this book was really cool
I have a different interpretation of Envy than Corey does in his book making this the week chapter of the book. Even so the book is absolutely worth reading unless you are stuck up and easily offended.
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Going for the second one now, hope is as good as this one