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Heavier Than Heaven - Charles Cross

Alongside the death of Elvis Presley and the assassination of John Lennon Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994 ranks as one of the generational milestones of...

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Excellent

Prointeresting, well researched, enjoyable to read

Consnone

Kurt Cobain - Heavier than Heaven I quite like having a wonder around HMV and I often leave the shop clutching great finds (such as the turtles film from my childhood on DVD or the latest dance CD's for my brother's birthday). On my latest trip into HMV I ended up buying a few goodies towards...

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“Heavy handed psycho-drama”

published 20/08/2003

ProInformative, detailed in most respects, a good rea...

ConsAuthor's psychoanalytical agenda gets in the way o...

Kurt Cobain has been one of the most written about musicians in contemporary culture. A huge following and unrelenting fascination - compounded by his tragic suicide in 1994 - has made Cobain a universal icon. ‘Heavier Than Heaven’ written by author and music magazine editor Charles R...

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Excellent

“Close to Biography Nirvana”

published 08/10/2009

ProIncredibly well researched

ConsA lack of pictures

I'll get the controversial bit out of the way right from the start: I never rated Nirvana. In fact, I count them as one of the most over-rated music acts in recent memory, if not ever. If it wasn't for all the controversy and the untimely suicide of lead singer Kurt Cobain, I don't think they...

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Excellent

ProGripping, informative, brilliant!

ConsDepressing, unsuitable for bedtime reading to smal...

Heavier than Heaven tells, in remarkable and graphic detail, the story of the short life of 90’s rock legend Kurt Cobain. It contains everything you ever wanted to know about Cobain, giving you a unique insight into his life. This is no fairytale. God knows there is no happy ending. But it really...

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Excellent

“A definite MUST read”

published 27/11/2001

ProInformative and riveting

ConsCan be depressing at times and often very graphic

People might think I'm a little young to be a Nirvana fan (being born in '86) but having a dad who's a bit of a hippy and thinks he's 10 years younger than he is (in the nicest way of course! He's young at heart and I love him!), I grew up listening to Nirvana and other great music and his taste...

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Excellent

“teen spirit”

published 19/09/2006

Provery well written with interviews with friends and...

Consmight be seen crying at the end so have tissues at...

Heavier then Heaven. From the back of the book, Kurt Cobain's life and death fast became rock 'n' roll legend. The world wide success of his band Nirvana, defined the music scene in the early 1990's and there songs spoke to and for a generation. Music journalist Charles cross a veteran of the...

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published 28/04/2008

Kurt Cobain. Everybody knows the name. Everybody knows the face. 'Heavier Than Heaven' is a nice insight for even the most casual of readers. It has interviews with Cobain's family and friends, and is not biast towards any groups. However, towards the end Charles R Cross seems to cross the fact to fiction line and enter a stage where he is simply making the story up. He somehow knows what Kurt Cobain was doing within minutes of his tragic end. An enjoyable book, but I wouldn't let every work sink in.

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Excellent

published 08/05/2008

I have read this back time and time again, and still my opinion is only a good one. It's not some biography about a fake actor lost in paparazi.. But one of a real person who had real problems. Problems we can realate to. It was a very well organized book. I do not like the book so much because i'am a big fan of Kurt Cobain, and Nirvana. But only because it is real, raw and uncut. The Author of this book really captured the mood. And I think that Kurt would be satisfied with it. Wether or not he really killed himself, he would...

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Excellent

Progoes into great detail, find out everything you wo...

Conspretty heavy going

this is an amazing book. an unbiast perspective from a fantastic biographer about one of the most influential artists ever to have lives. so much detail and not just about his nivana days but about his childhood, what influenced his music and the experiences that made kurt kurt. this book also...

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Excellent

ProVery detailed

ConsQuite grim in places

Whether you are a fan of Nirvana, or not, when someone in the public eye passes away, it causes interest, especially when they changed things. The time Kurt Cobain died, everything stopped. It was all over the news and in all the newspapers. People couldn't believe that someone so young, who had...

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Excellent

ProGood and easy read

ConsNothing

Heavier Than Heaven than heaven is one of the most amazing biography's I have ever read it is astonishing how accurate this book actually is, it tells the full story from when Kurt Cobain was born and and when he died. I am a big Kurt Cobain / Nirvana fan and I thought I knew a lot about Kurt...

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Alongside the death of Elvis Presley and the assassination of John Lennon Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994 ranks as one of the generational milestones of American life - an epochal event in both rock 'n' roll and youth culture. This book is the story of Kurt Cobain's life from abject poverty to unbelievable wealth power and fame. It traces the journey from his humble origins in Aberdeen to becoming lead singer of Nirvana the most popular rock band in the world from 1991 to 1994 and the most influential band of this decade. The beautifully written text is complimented by 16 pages of photographs. Based on over one hundred interviews Charley Cross allows us to understand Kurt Cobain's personality. This is an incredible tale of a strange tortured and very talented man.

Product Details

EAN: 9780340739396, 9780340739372

Type: Non-Fiction

Genre: Biography

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Title: Heavier Than Heaven, Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography Of Kurt Cobain

Author: Charles Cross

ISBN: 0340739398, 340739371

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