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Never Fade Away: The Kurt Cobain Story

3.34  ·  Rating Details ·  520 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Never Fade Away is Dave Thompson's inside look at the life of one of the most thought-provoking men of all time - Kurt Cobain. Examining an artisitic genius who was light years ahead of his time, this is an unfailing account of Nirvana's rise and Cobain eventual descent.
Mass Market Paperback, 170 pages
Published June 15th 1994 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published June 1st 1994)
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Dec 09, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Read this book when I was a teenager and it still sticks with me. I recommend it to any nirvana fan, actually any music fan would enjoy this book.
Jan 21, 2014 Amie rated it did not like it
A VERY poorly written book, which was released straight after Kurt's death- author was just in it for the money.
Daniel Holloway
Jan 02, 2014 Daniel Holloway rated it it was ok
Not bad but if you are going to read a Nirvana book make it Heavier than Heaven by Charles R Cross.
Dec 11, 2007 Erick rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Kurt lovers
I've decided to kick my Nirvana addiction and try new things. This is not the best book, but it has many "important" things.
Jordan Wilson
Mar 07, 2013 Jordan Wilson rated it did not like it
Ugh this was awful. There are plenty of books on Kurt Cobain that are far better than this. Go read one of those.
Aug 06, 2008 kim rated it it was ok
this was a poorly written book. it was also published just a couple of months after kurts the thought of the writer being an ambulance chaser never really left me as i read it.
Jan 08, 2014 Tim rated it did not like it
Released directly to paperback really quickly after Cobain's death, this was a cash-grabber, nothing more. Worthless.
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Jun 04, 2012 Holly Gollnick rated it really liked it
Carried this one around a lot as a teenager...

Just wish it told the real story! ha! Still good though!!!
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English author Dave Thompson has spent his entire working life writing biographies of other people, but is notoriously reluctant to write one for himself. Unlike the subjects of some of his best known books, he was neither raised by ferrets nor stolen from gypsies. He has never appeared on reality TV (although he did reach the semi finals of a UK pop quiz when he was sixteen), plays no musical ins ...more
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