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Crazy About Kurt takes place over one night in the dirtbag suburbs of Long Island, and follows four friends who struggle with sex, identity and the inevitability of adulthood, all against the backdrop of Kurt Cobain’s suicide. In the vein of American Graffiti or Dazed and Confused, it is a meditation on a generation at a very specific time and place. It is steeped in pop c ...more
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published December 2nd 2018
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Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This novel will instantly speak to anyone who lived as a teen in the 90’s. While the premise of the story revolves around the way Kurt Cobain’s death impacted the very generation that identified with him, the narrative dives so much more into the questions his death inspired. What makes a person the voice of a generation? Why do celebrities’s deaths have such a deep impact on us all? Most of all, how can one singer become the voice of a generation when most teens are still struggling t
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Matt McAvoy
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Will Link is a brilliant author, who a fantastic use of language (both description and dialogue), which will easily relate to younger and older adults alike. While some of his subject matter may be a little coarse for the former, just remember that it is their age group this refers to, and they know it better than our nostalgic view of it. Older readers can reminisce about the days of their youth, while the youngers can laugh at the commonalities between us, which still characterize their genera ...more
Corissa
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A day in the life of a group of teens straddling immaturity and adulthood who are pushed a little bit further into growing up with the death of Kurt Cobain, the voice of their generation. Crazy About Kurt encapsulates the angst of teenage years that are messy, overly dramatic, and all too fleeting.
Rachel
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! Brought me right back to the 90’s - awkwardness and all! I thought the book was funny, touching and I especially enjoyed how the characters lives intertwined and how the story unfolded. A quick and fun read!
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Will Link was born and raised on Long Island before moving to Los Angeles in 2005. He has been a filmmaker, screenwriter, essayist, critic, podcaster and performer. Crazy About Kurt is his first novel. Feel free to contact him via Twitter @TheRealWillLink