...This book was very informative, though I'm not sure if it was entirely factual as his drug intake, alcohol abuse and life in general seems to be exaggerated. Even though a lot of research seems to have been carried out, the sources where Christopher Sandford, the author, has gathered the information seem unreliable as even though he has interviewed many people who knew or encountered Kurt Cobain, many of them seemed to have disliked or held a grudge against him or simply thought he was weird. The author doesn't seem to have consulted any reliable sources such as close friends, family, his wife or even people who admired or got on well with Kurt Cobain.
I didn't enjoy this book because it wasn't really what I was expecting. I expected more of a sugar coated evaluation of Kurt Cobain's life. Instead, the book was unnecessarily dark and melodramatic in tone, as the author only seems to include Kurt Cobain's problems, addictions and his depression. The many happy moments of his life seem to have been excluded. After reading this biography, it has become obvious that the author has a simplistic, and unsympathetic perspective on Kurt Cobain. To me, his perspective is too narrow and sensational to create a realistic or convincing analysis.
I don't think that this biography gives Kurt Cobain his due praise as when one listens to his music, a much more complex, more compelling, inspiring and touching portrait is painted. Even though I do understand that Kurt Cobain was far from a saint, I feel as though he deserves a biography, which does him justice as a person and musician, this book simply does not.