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Publisher's Summary

For the first time, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor speaks directly to his fans and shares his worldview about life as a sinner. And Taylor knows how to sin. As a small-town hero in the early '90s, he threw himself into a fierce-drinking, drug-abusing, hard-loving, live-for-the-moment life. Soon Taylor's music exploded, and he found himself rich, wanted, and on the road.
His new and ever-more-extreme lifestyle had an unexpected effect, however; for the first time, he began to actively think about what it meant to sin and whether sinning could - or should - be recast in a different light. Seven Deadly Sins is Taylor's personal story, but it's also a larger discussion of what it means to be seen as either a "good" person or a "bad" one. Yes, Corey Taylor has broken the law and hurt people, but, if sin is what makes us human, how wrong can it be?
©2011 Corey Taylor (P)2011 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"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." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gizowarfum Fleepaflop on 07-13-13

Such a raw story from a deeply interesting artist!

What did you love best about Seven Deadly Sins?

The sound of Corey Taylor's voice was the perfect way to experience this story. I appreciated the highs and lows, the truth, the savagery, and the sin. No one could narrate this story the same way!

What did you like best about this story?

The honesty and the outrageous, surreal scenarios.

What does Corey Taylor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I could read this story over and over, but I am convinced that I would not get the same feel or the unique appreciation for the story if I hadn't had him to read it "to me". I wish he would have read it more like the spoken word though... Using the proper language doesn't seem like his real style. While he is artistic and eloquent, I just don't get the sense that he speaks without the use of contractions. At times, he would get excited and you could feel the essence of the part of the story he was recalling. That was the most genuine part of the story and I appreciated how some of the inner dialogue of the mind escaped and found its way into his prose.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Each time he recalled his early youth, it made me so sad for him. His recollection was a testament to how people who experience violence in their childhood can remain a victim of it all their life or they can use it to heal and to change their lives. He is a dedicated parent and invested in the lives of his children to ensure that they will not endure the same nightmarish hardships he was subjected to by his ridiculous excuse for a mother.

Any additional comments?

I CANNOT WAIT for his next book. I hope he narrates it too. I wish I hadn't waited so long to be a fan but I will remain so for life!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Colten on 05-06-12

Seven Deadly Sins

Would you be willing to try another book from Corey Taylor? Why or why not?

Sure. Seven Deadly Sins was pretty good, so I'd try another if he wrote one. I'd prefer a real autobiography though.

Have you listened to any of Corey Taylor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He doesn't have any unless you count his performances in Slipknot and Stone Sour. You can't really compare those to this though.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really. He's mostly ranting. I agree with him in most of his ranting which is nice, but it's not really moving.

Any additional comments?

If you like Corey Taylor, you might like his book. I really don't know who I would tell to buy this book.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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