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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven | [Corey Taylor]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven

Corey Taylor has seen a lot of unbelievable things. The Grammy Award-winning singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour's curiosity has drawn him into situations that would’ve sent most people screaming scared and running for the hills. Corey’s ballsy enough to go into the darkness and deal with the consequences though. As a result, he’s seen ghosts up close and personal, whether it be while combing through an abandoned house in his native Iowa as a child or recording an album in the fabled Houdini Hollywood Hills mansion.
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Corey Taylor has seen a lot of unbelievable things. The Grammy Award-winning singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour's curiosity has drawn him into situations that would’ve sent most people screaming scared and running for the hills.

Corey’s ballsy enough to go into the darkness and deal with the consequences, though. As a result, he’s seen ghosts up close and personal, whether it be while combing through an abandoned house in his native Iowa as a child or recording an album in the fabled Houdini Hollywood Hills mansion. He’s also got the memories (and scars) to prove it. For some reason, he can’t seem to shake these spectral stories, and that brings us to this little tome right here....

At the same time, being an erudite, tattooed, modern Renaissance Man, he never bought into the whole God thing. Simply put, he’s seen ghosts, but he hasn’t seen Jesus. Corey especially can’t find a reason why people do the insane things they do in HIS name. That’s where everything really gets interesting.

His second book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, compiles Corey’s most intimate, incredible, and insane moments with the supernatural. His memories are as vivid as they are vicious. As he recounts these stories, he questions the validity of religious belief systems and 2,000-year-old dogma.

As always his rapid-fire writing, razor-sharp sense of humour, unbridled honesty, and cosy anecdotes make quite the case for his point. You might end up believing him or not. That’s up to you, of course. Either way, you’re in for a hell of ride.

The outrageous sequel to Corey Taylor's Seven Deadly Sins is now available as an audiobook.

©2013 Corey Taylor (P)2014 Tantor 2013, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks 2014

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  • Kay Smith
    6/21/15
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    "Amazing"

    This was the best book ever I'm so glad I've heard it so well presented

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  • Cynthia
    5/22/15
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    "Makes you think dunnit"

    I found myself unable to stop listening as Corey's views on this fascinating subject make a lot of sense. Certainly stirred the pot with regard to organised religion. Thumbs up!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
    5/19/15
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    "Fantastic read for paranormal enthusiasts. NOT A MUSIC BOOK"

    For anyone like me who is a big fan of Corey and of the Paranormal. This a fantastic read. Great balance of "ghost stories, theory behind them and other subjects such as religion with a wonderful Corey Taylor twist to it. Love the book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J Sanford
    4/8/15
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    "Awesome!"

    A really good listen. Great narration. Corey is a fantastic storyteller. Intelligent and thought provoking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    1/24/15
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    "Thought provoking"

    This book is a very thought provoking one as it allows you to decide wether you believe in the experiences he is on about or wether you are just interested in more of Corey's life, a great follow up from the seven deadly sins

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karel
    12/3/14
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    "Corey Taylor's spooky stories"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven to be better than the print version?

    The book is read by Corey Taylor himself, should I say anything else? Well, back to asked question. Definitely. Of course, if you insist on things like turning pages and "real" psysical feeling in your hands, nothing can beat the classic book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well the book is basically all about Corey. And yes, he is my favourite character :-).


    What about Corey Taylor’s performance did you like?

    I like his voice and the way he is working with it, as well as his flawless recitation. After all, he is a professional singer.


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

    Not really. All stories were fun to listen. Of course some of them are better, some of them worse.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is not bad but if I had to choose I would pick Corey's previous book Seven Deadly Sins. It depends if you like fiction-like reading (his stories in this book) or more autobiographic stuff (his previous effort).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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