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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Corey Taylor (P)2013 Tantor

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I love Corey Taylor...witty, intelligent, brash.

Corey is not afraid to speak his mind but unlike many of his contemporaries he actually backs up his beliefs with sound logic, data and research to make his point. His style and delivery are spot on and entertaining making the reader wanting to know more about the twisted and brilliant mind of the masked lead screamer from Slipknot. Who knew the boy had the ability to string together a series of grammatically correct sentences let alone keep your interest captivated for hours on end? Well done Mr. Taylor, well done!

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Not offended easy?, this book is for you.

Where does A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would totally give it a 5/5, good detail, and great story.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

I got to say when he can be serious for one minute then be completely hilarious the next.

Which character – as performed by Corey Taylor – was your favorite?

I gotta say his neighbor that is a fan of his apparently stealing his rake just so he can get Corey's autograph, I died.

If you could give A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven a new subtitle, what would it be?

Warning, if you are offended easy, this is not for you, period.

Any additional comments?

I got to say that Corey Taylor's work has always been great, all though Seven Deadly Sins is still my favorite book by his, this is still a good read.

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Entertaining but underwhelming

I love Corey Taylor but unfortunately this book overall fell a little flat for me.

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Damn fine book

Honestly this is the first Corey Taylor book I have picked up. Picked it up on a whim expecting it to be more of a pop corn book. Turned out to be not exactly what I was expecting but that was a good thing...Will have to check out his others.

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Fascinating read/listen.

I absolutely loved this book and Corey's hypothesis of "intelligent energy", and would like nothing more than to discuss it further. Furthermore, I could not recommend it enough to believers and skeptics alike.

Thank you Corey, now I know what I want to write my first book about.

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I cannot wait for the next one!

Thank you for correlating specifics that I previously didn't consider to be completely related into context together. Removed is my proverbial mask. Thank you!

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  • LK
  • 01-03-15

Very thought-provoking

I came in with little knowledge to what corey taylor was up to, but as he expanded his ideas I came to understand him. He is a brilliant narrator, mostly from the fact I am a fan of his music and he just has a nice funny but dark tone. I reccomed this book to anyone looking for a different experience and who is fasinated by the supernatural. Good job corey!

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  • George
  • Mount Vernon, AR, United States
  • 03-05-14

Corey Taylor is a Genius

Any additional comments?

Admittedly, I am a huge Corey Taylor fan, so this review may be a bit biased. I love Corey's writing style. It's brutally honest, funny, insightful, and doesn't give a shit what you think about it. He doesn't pull punches or shy away from the offensive, but comes at the reader with both barrels blasting, leaving the reader to either absorb the message or get the hell out of the way. Overall, an amazing story, read by the author in a voice that is all his own.

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Can't listen anymore

I made it halfway through chapter two and couldn't take it anymore. I purchased this audiobook to hear recounts of actual paranormal experiences. Instead, 3/4 of the material so far has been religion bashing. I don't care about his athiest non-belief and will not argue the fact with him or any other person, but I also would like the same respect on another's part. I can't finish this book.

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Disappointing

I'd bought this book after hearing a podcaster mention it as a collection of the paranormal experiences of a rock musician. It is light on stories but heavy on Corey Taylor trying to be clever and self depreciating. Unfortunately, his barometer for clever writing is stuck in high school English class. He would benefit from more input and coaching on his writing process. Also, at a certain point the constant use of profanity just reveals not only a limited vocabulary but also a limited mindset. Plenty of people curse colorfully and creatively. Taylor doesn't just use obscenity as a crutch. He uses it like a wheelchair.