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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Processby Corey Taylor
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In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Some are more credible than others, and, frankly, some are completely insane, but all are observed with appropriate seriousness as Taylor attempts to better understand some of the spooky things that have happened to him in his life, especially that night at the Cold House.
But that’s not all, folks. Taylor once again gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of his crazy life and the many beyond-the-grave events he’s encountered. (You’ll be shocked how often Slipknot has been invaded by the supernatural.) Taylor also touches on his religious background and how it led him to believe in much more than the Man in the Sky.
"Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Taylor's follow-up to Seven Deadly Sins reveals itself to be a well-meaning but often meandering collection of ghost stories and far-out philosophical and quasi-scientific ruminations on the existence of God and ghosts that never quite comes together. Circular discussions, tangential digressions and lack of focus detract and irritate rather than provoke thought or introspection; the reader instead must concentrate on Taylor's ever-wavering train of thought in order to keep up. Luckily he does much better when addressing paranormal and supernatural experiences, which constitutes the majority of the book. Some of these encounters are sought out, while others, like the ghostly children who inhabit his current home and the mansion full of ghosts who terrorized the band during a recording session, are mere chance. Taylor's enthusiasm for his topic and sheer wonder is infectious; he makes for a humble, charming host. Still, it's die hard ghost hunters and fans of Taylor's music that will likely get the most out of this. Those on the fence, whether it's regarding organized religion or the existence of ghosts, likely won't have any major revelations. "
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Lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour’s follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Seven Deadly Sins
Corey Taylor has seen some things that even the wildest rock superstars couldnt imagine—with or without psychedelic support. Some supernatural things. In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven,he goes undercover and attends ghost–busting groups that aim to prove the existence of spirits. Some of these groups are credible, others completely insane. All are observed with appropriate respect as Taylor looks for answers about what happened to him one night at the Cold House and during other spooky encounters. He takes readers on another backstage tour of his crazy life, from the religious upbringing to the wild stuff, and makes the case that believing in ghosts is a lot more trustworthy than believing in the Man in the Sky.
About the Author
Corey Taylor is the lead singer of both Slipknot and Stone Sour. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, he spends his time between there and the rest of the world. TheCoreyTaylor.com
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