Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Corey Taylor Seven Deadly Sins Book Review

If you saw my last post then you will know that for the past month I have had my head buried in a book almost the entire time I've had nothing important to do. When writing the list I'd read I found that I had a LOT more to say about Corey's book than I realised; so I thought I'd write a separate review on it! So if you want to know my opinions, keep on reading!

As said in my last post (click here if you would like to see what I've been reading) I have had Seven Deadly Sins for years and have never really gotten into it. But once involved in the book and finding out the reasons for it, I couldn't seem to put it down.

I will admit, some of it I found rather repetitive and bulked out, but it definitely made me think and also actually made me feel better about myself. Seven Deadly Sins is a loosely based autobiography written by Corey and it explains to you his perspective on the sins and why he does not believe they count as sins. Through doing this he also opens up some of his experiences and tells you about his past, giving examples of where these sins have come into his life and why he doesn't believe in them. Each sin has its own chapter and Corey gives his opinions on them. I've never had much confidence or hope and to be honest, reading this has made me feel so much better about myself and my life. It's opened my eyes to so many more meanings to life and things I can do and achieve. He explains why you SHOULD put yourself first, while still not being an arse to people. Throughout the book Corey is completely honest and he doesn't care if some people don't agree. Which is a good thing! He shows that it's good to be proud of yourself without being vain and tells you that everything is good... IN MODERATION! This may sound silly, but I actually feel that this book has changed me and how I feel, I'm not sure for how long, but I know that at the moment I have big plans for my short term future and I feel differently about myself and what I want to do. I know I've gone a bit off track here but I really do feel that this is a great book to read if you are often conscious about what you do or how you feel. The way that Corey explains things, although sometimes repetitive, does drill into you that you are who you are and you should be able to do what you want without feeling guilty. I will warn, this book has many points that are quite against religion (for obvious reasons) so if you are quite religious and reach for this book, prepare to bite your tongue, or take things into consideration when reading.

There are aspects to the book which are funny and definitely make you laugh, even though they might not be a big part to the book. There are also shocking parts of the book, which, if you are a fan of Corey and his music are both shocking and devastating to read. There are truths that are uncovered about Corey that make this a story about him, but also help reinforce the points he is trying to make.
I would recommend this book not only to fans of the artist but also to people who feel lost in the way they live. If you feel as though you are doing wrong lots of the time and are becoming exhausted by worrying about what to do with your life or who you you want to satisfy, then give this a try and think about it, because it shows that there is a point to pleasing yourself, as well as others.

Reading this I didn't actually realise how much I enjoyed it until I finished it, which is strange as you usually enjoy the journey of the book. But thinking about it now after finishing it I do feel that this book has made me feel more positive, made me think about what I want to achieve - even in the short term - and also just how thoughtful Corey is. If his plan with this book was to make people think then he has definitely achieved it. If Corey has some other books out , I might pick them up, but I already have a book list waiting for me that will most likely last until the end of the year!
If you have read this book, or if you had the same thoughts as me, then please let me know as I'd love to see what other people thought about it!

Until next time...


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