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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Seven Deadly Sins | Corey Taylor

“The future is meant for those who are willing to let go of the worst parts of the past. When you cannot take two steps without turning around to inspect your footsteps, you are getting nowhere fast.” 

Genre: Philosophy/Memoir
Number of Pages: 256
Perspective: First

Seven Deadly Sins is a book by the lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor. He discusses his beliefs about why the seven deadly sins are outdated and should no longer be considered deadly or sins. He even provides modern day alternatives. For a complete summary, you can go here.

So I didn’t actually read this book—I listened to it. Which is actually a first for me. I am not an auditory learner, which is probably why I love to read so much. I usually have a hard time following complex shows and movies, but I am rarely confused by a book. The only reason why I listened to this book is because my husband loves Slipknot—plus we saw them in concert together. They put on a great show, but are quite terrifying. I much prefer Stone Sour. Anyways, my husband doesn’t like to read, but we had a twelve hour drive together for the holidays and wanted to kill time. For my first audiobook experience, it wasn’t too bad. It was more enjoyable than I though it would be, and it helps that Corey Taylor was the narrator, which made it more impactful.

So I guess I should talk about the book itself. For a book written by a rock star, it was actually pretty insightful and deep. I expected it to be just about partying and sex—there is a lot of that in there too—but Taylor actually very philosophical. He uses his experiences to back up his philosophies, but this is not really a memoir. 

A reader would have to go into this book with an open mind. There were some parts where I was furious about what he was saying and ranted about it to my husband. But then other parts really made me question my beliefs about what a sin really is. This book is offensive, but in a good way. He challenges what people think and do. Some parts got to be a little repetitive, but overall it was actually thought provoking and entertaining. It definitely made my ride go by faster. (If I’m being totally honest, I think I slept through one of the chapters—oops). If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it hereAfter you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think! 

“Bad things happen when good people pretend nothing is wrong.” 

 4/5 Stars

*****

o Amber Gregg o