Corey Taylor, lead singer for Slipknot and Stone Sour, has written a book about, yes, the seven deadly sins. This is not an autobiography but
rather the singer's take on the world of sin. It is written in a hardcore style that brings to mind Hunter S. Thompson
- aggressive, outrageous, supercharged prose. Here is the first paragraph.
I always told myself I would write a book.
Corey may not have broken totally new ground, but he has put together and edgy and passionate book. He provides anecdotes from his life: cutting his face open on a ceiling fan, setting himself on fire, having threesomes, and more.
I knew one day I would sit myself down and pound words into submission-spinning yards, webs, and
tales of days gone by, of woebegone afternoons tinged with bittersweet delights. I would hunch above the paper and weave in and out of fancy, hoping I would be the next Hunter S. Thompson...or at least somebody like Anonymous. But I also made a solemn oath to myself that I would try to write something not only of value but also something that had never been done before. I wanted to do the unthinkable: Bring to the world a whole new subtext, a wholly different genre. I wanted revolution in wood pulp. I wanted death in the sentence. I wanted to reinvent the word.
If you're a fan of his music, you'll like the book. Even if you don't like his music, you'll probably dig this look inside the mind of a twisted rocker.
Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Steven Rosen, 2011