- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (27 Nov. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141011467
- ISBN-13: 978-0141011462
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 2.6 x 27.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Kurt Cobain: Journals Paperback – 27 Nov 2003
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Kurt Cobain was the singer and lead guitarist of seattle-based rock group Nirvana. He committed suicide in 1994.
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Strangely enough just around that time, we were discussing the changing concept of copyright in network economics. Besides I am deeply interested in privacy technologies and the social debate around it. In all, I experienced a terrible dilemma with this book - by buying this, was I aiding and abetting privacy violation (even posthumous) or copyright violation (since these are not Courtney Love's diaries so how could she publish them???).. Any guesses?
Read it only if you can deal with the conflicting emotions that rightly overcome you when you read someone's diary without their knowledge or consent.. 4 stars for the depressing times this caused me, when I could least afford the time..
What would make this book 1000% better would be a version twice as thick, with the actual journal on the right hand page and a readable transcription on the left, like a Shakespeare play. This would make this an easy 5 star, where it rightly belongs.
But it happened that I was looking for something interesting to read and I came across a copy of it at a very discounted price, and I couldn't help to buy it.
Reading Cobain's Journals is somewhat like reading Christiane F. (the German girl that used heroin from the age of 13. The book she herself wrote about her life and her experiences is so beautiful that it was made into a very famous and successful movie in the 70's).
I think reading Cobain's Journal is very important and interesting for everyone, but most of all, for 4 kind of people:
- people interested in writing and playing their own music and starting a band;
- people involved in drug use and whatever kind of addiction;
- people interested in teenagers, their own world, and the world that is all around them, explained from their own point of view;
- people interested in Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.
The book, of course after his music and his art, is the most interesting portrait of Kurt Cobain one could ever find.
There we can find the real Kurt Cobain, so different from the usual image we are often forced to deal with: so very different from the one you can read in Heavier than Heaven, for instance.
I was struck from all the nasty things that happened in Kurt's life, and I was even more struck from his clear, serene, dethatched way to tell and to explain them.Read more ›
P.S: You wouldn't like the book if you do not like Nirvana
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought it for holiday had a quick read of the first few pages and i was hooked had to put it down so i have something to read when im awayPublished 11 hours ago by ChristianSwaisland
i got this for my best friend who loves kurt cobain and nirvana. since i live in the us and she lives in the uk i had to order through the uk amazon site for shipping and im glad i... Read morePublished 3 days ago by m.b
This was a present for my boyfriend who is a kurt cobain fan so he absolutely loved it. Has words to songs he wrote, ideas. He was impressed ☺Published 1 month ago by Lynnie Lou Lou
So much better than I expected!
So many cool things inside and is a real keep sake book! Great for the coffee table too. Read more
An insightful look into Cobain's creative mind. For anyone who's seen Montage of Heck then a lot of the material within will seem familiar as it was featured in the documentary. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ReviewMonkey