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Kurt Cobain: The Cobain Dossier Paperback – Mar 1 1999


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: PLEXUS PUBLISHING LIMITED; 1 edition (March 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0859652254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0859652254
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 18.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,228,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Editor Martin Clarke has selected each article with care: they're biographical, factual, theoretical, even extreme. Each piece is like a jigsaw - by the end of the book you have a bigger picture" -- Heat Magazine

"With the fifth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death just weeks away, The Cobain Dossier reminds you why we've bothered keeping count." 4 out 5 -- Select Magazine

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The Cobain Dossier is a good book and is a good read if you have the extra time, but if you're looking for something with a lot of detail I recommend Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana. The Cobain Dossier does state some facts and has some awesome pictures, if anything I would have bought it anyhow just for the pictures. Although, the thing about the book that I don't really like is each chapter is written by a different author and although it does go in order, the chapters really don't flow. Most all the information found in this book can be found in Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana, and Who Killed Kurt Cobain (The Mysterious Death of an Icon). But again, if you have the extra time and money, this is a good book. If not for the reading, then for the pictures alone.
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Much like Lennon, Hendrix, and Morrison, the ghost of Kurt Cobain has probably learned that there really is no bigger business in entertainment than an untimely demise. This dossier gathers together 22 articles from British and American magazines on the man, his band and his wife, each recounting the overly familiar story of grunge, drugs, stomach pains and shotguns. While often engrossing stuff, much here dwells on post-suicide events, making this not only morbid, but sometimes repetetive reading.
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This book is a must have for every Kurt Cobain fan. The pictures are excellent. It goes into great detail about his childhood until he became the star that he was destined to be. Most of the facts are correct and you can't put it down once you stop reading it. It is true Kurt. This book represents the bad and good but I still love Kurt Cobain. He went through so much in his life - mostly difficult times. So, definitely - buy this book. You won't regret it.
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By Jarrett Spisak on July 10 2000
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This book was a touching story of Kurt's life and death, a tribute to his great music.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Not as good as it sounds, but not all that bad either. May 25 2002
By Ima_princess27 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The Cobain Dossier is a good book and is a good read if you have the extra time, but if you're looking for something with a lot of detail I recommend Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana. The Cobain Dossier does state some facts and has some awesome pictures, if anything I would have bought it anyhow just for the pictures. Although, the thing about the book that I don't really like is each chapter is written by a different author and although it does go in order, the chapters really don't flow. Most all the information found in this book can be found in Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana, and Who Killed Kurt Cobain (The Mysterious Death of an Icon). But again, if you have the extra time and money, this is a good book. If not for the reading, then for the pictures alone.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
not very impressive Jan. 4 2005
By anna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The word usage was good, not ab ad writer, but some facts were way out of truth, like how he describes kurt "and did so much damage to his head hat police could only identify his body through fingerprints. dental records were no use because nothing was left of his mouth" that is total bs. there was no exit wound, and hardly any blood. his head was clearly not "blown off" and there was hardly ANY damage to his head.. that upsetted me.. its an insult to kurt's memory
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Dead almost 8 years now..... May 22 2002
By Lina Bell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Much like Lennon, Hendrix, and Morrison, the ghost of Kurt Cobain has probably learned that there really is no bigger business in entertainment than an untimely demise. This dossier gathers together 22 articles from British and American magazines on the man, his band and his wife, each recounting the overly familiar story of grunge, drugs, stomach pains and shotguns. While often engrossing stuff, much here dwells on post-suicide events, making this not only morbid, but sometimes repetetive reading.
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good book July 10 2000
By Jarrett Spisak - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book was a touching story of Kurt's life and death, a tribute to his great music.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Kurt, to you with love Nov. 29 2001
By Chasity Banner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a must have for every Kurt Cobain fan. The pictures are excellent. It goes into great detail about his childhood until he became the star that he was destined to be. Most of the facts are correct and you can't put it down once you stop reading it. It is true Kurt. This book represents the bad and good but I still love Kurt Cobain. He went through so much in his life - mostly difficult times. So, definitely - buy this book. You won't regret it.


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