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Never Enough: The Story of the Cure

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  199 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The Cure emerged in the post-punk 70s and defied all expectations to launch a marathon career marked by hit records and a string of sell-out arena show. In 2004, after numerous personnel changes, the band delivered their Greatest Hits album. Never Enough is the first major, definitive biography of these post punk survivors. It traces the roots in middle-class Crawley, Suss ...more
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Omnibus Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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May 23, 2013 Mariel rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: than ever feel whole again
Recommended to Mariel by: it's easier for me to get closer to heaven
No one lifts their hands
No one lifts their eyes
Justified with empty words
The party just gets better and better

I went away alone
With nothing left
But faith.
The Cure's "Faith"

But first the hyperbole. The most fudgin' flippin' to darn worst music biography book I've ever read. I've been bored in a fabric store less bored than this. I could Houdini with my hands behind my back submerged in the sea with the key at the bottom of a different ocean write a better book about The Cure than this. In my sle
May 25, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was always hesitant to read any sort of history of The Cure, as I felt it would ruin the magic of the music for me, but then I received this book as a gift and decided to just dive right in.

The book describes their rise to fame and talks about the ever changing line up, but I found myself slightly disappointed. There is a great many detail about their early career. In fact, about half the book covers their first three albums. There's even some insight into the meanings behind their songs, but
Jan 08, 2012 Christie rated it did not like it
This is a terrible book. Poorly researched and highly biased (sorry, Jeff, but I wasn't interested in reading your opinions). Save your time and money.
Apr 24, 2013 Martyn rated it did not like it
EDIT: So, as I was reading this I felt like I had read it before (I hadn't). It spooked me enough though (and the subject interested me enough) to go back and re-read the infinitely more interesting 'Ten Imaginary Years’, which may seem dated to some but at least it has a grain of authenticity about it, being co-authored by Robert Smith.

Well after re-reading that and ‘The Cure: A Visual Documentary’ I realized why I had the sense of déjà vu – basically much of the first two-thirds of this book a
Apr 08, 2016 Alex marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
By the time I got to the end of the first chapter, I realized this was going to be a horrible read. I was wrong. The rest of the book was quite enjoyable. If you can make it through the first chapter, it's an interesting read while trying to be fair about any inter-band differences. It isn't "Robert Smith is a god" like I was afraid it would be. I liked it.
Angie Aha
Aug 05, 2014 Angie Aha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good and interesting <3
May 06, 2009 Brian rated it it was amazing
My favorite band of all time explored as in depth as any group I have read about. Did you know the band used to build giant mountains of empty beer cans in the studio when they made albums? Robert Smith would get pissed if someone tried to clean it up before he wanted them to.

This book finally connected the dots for me, if you love this band you will love this book.
Aug 22, 2013 Pete rated it did not like it
This book is full of inaccuracies, poorly edited ( the photo captions are rife with spelling errors), and should be avoided at all costs. When Apter is describing the music, he writes like a man who not only hates his subject, but who often misses the point. I'm not going to say much more about it because reading this book already wasted enough of my time.
Kate Bellew
Feb 17, 2010 Kate Bellew rated it liked it
I have learned that I already know everything there is to know about The Cure.
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