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heavier than heaven


In the last couple of days I re-read Heavier than Heaven, a biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles Cross (just as I wanted back at the end of September). Such a good book. It's one of the best books I've read in a while, and certainly one of the best biographies I've come across. Sometimes he drifts off into fictional territory (in particular, when describing Cobain's actions just before he shot himself, with details such as where he sat as he wrote the suicide note, or what song of REM's Automatic for the People was playing on the stereo as he finished writing it) but it doesn't matter: it feels true. And it doesn't change the essence of the Cobain's story.

Now I should go back to finishing Molloy and Dispatches but for some reason I am tempted by The Great Gatsby. We'll see.

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on January 4 2003 at 12:44 PM

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