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Book Review: Seven Deadly Sins

20 Dec

Recently I read the extremely interesting book Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Difference Between Born Bad and Damaged Good, which I really only bought because it was by Corey Taylor, the lead singer of not one, but two of my favorite bands. This book was completely unexpected, and rather revolutionary for me. It was also rather volatile, manic, and creative.
Let me explain. This book is all about the seven so-called deadly sins: gluttony, greed, lust, rage, envy, vanity, and sloth, and why they are out of date, and can no longer apply to the people of today. The author even gives us a new seven to lead our lives by, more fitting to our current way of life, and much easier to understand. But of course I’m not going to give those away, you’ll have to buy the book yourself.
I thought this book was extremely interesting not because of the subject matter (though that was also incredibly absorbing) but because of the way it was written. It was unusual because it seemed that Corey Taylor didn’t really care who he was pissing off, and he probably pissed off a bunch of high-powered religions. This book also seems a bit like it was written with the liberal help of a thesaurus, with each word looked up and changed to the one that would be most confusing to the average reader.
In conclusion, the idea was well thought out and interesting, and it gave me a lot to think about. The writing however, made me frequently want to throw the book at a wall, (though I couldn’t because I was reading it on a kindle) because this is one of the very few books I have ever had to try hard to read. I mean, this book was all over the place, yet it was interesting to see where it would take you next. It was a refreshing book, but I wouldn’t read it again; too much work.