Title: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven
Author: Corey Taylor
I wasn’t really sure what to expect before I read this book. Corey Taylor writes about his own experiences with the supernatural, his beliefs about ghosts and religion. Some of the stories date back to when he was a child, while others are more recent and an actual ghost hunt while writing the book. I think it’s safe to say at this point that if you don’t believe in ghosts or the supernatural nothing in this book is going to change your mind. And I don’t think that’s Corey’s aim. He clearly believes in what he has experienced but states at several points he doesn’t expect everyone to agree, and expects a lot of people to hate his new book. I think he just wants to share his thoughts and experiences.
I gave the book 4 stars because it is a really enjoyable read. There are some creepy passages, funny passages and a couple thought provoking ones. This book is clearly going to be enjoyed more by Corey Taylor fans. He shares a couple of stories about making Slipknot albums, and a funny little story about how he ended up playing a teenagers Halloween party after a teenager won a radio competition that Corey knew nothing about.
These stories are few and far between though. Every chapter of the book focuses on another experience of the supernatural. From seeing a figure in an abandoned house when he was a child to slightly more chilling events from his current house. As with any book of this nature it’s up to the reader whether to believe the writer about the events. I found it quite easy to believe all the way through. There is a lot of emotion in the writing, making it very clear that he believes this. For me that’s good enough.
Corey states that he has video/audio footage and photographs to prove a couple of the occurrences. It would be great to have a documentary featuring these.
I would recommend this book to people who either love Corey Taylor (His music or comics) or believe in ghosts. If you don’t I doubt you are going to enjoy this book, but you might.
Thanks for reading,