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Who Killed Kurt Cobain By Ian Halperin and Max Wallace Reviewed by Wade Miller This book was one that I was very interested in reading and it kept my interest throughout the entire thing I was mostly interested because I am a fan of Kurt Cobains music and I didnt know the story of his life and his death I like most people was under the assumption that Kurt Cobains death was an open and shut case of suicide as it was reported But this book explores different options and tells the story from some different peoples views I found these views to be very eye opening Not only was it interesting but it is also a highly controversial book Many people did not want this book to be published because it reveals things about people that are less than glamorous The book starts out by sharing the background of Kurt Cobain and his future wife Courtney Love Kurt did not have a happy childhood He didnt have a steady family life as he bounced around between different relatives and friends and even slept under a local bridge some nights Cobain was for most his childhood a sickly bronchitic child Matters were made worse when Cobains parents divorced when he was seven and by his own account Cobain said he never felt loved or secure again He became increasingly difficult anti-social and withdrawn after his parents divorce Cobain later said that his parents traumatic split fueled a lot of the anguish in Nirvanas music17 This quote from the book shows how Kurts family difficulties effected his life in many ways and would continue to haunt him his entire life He never really found himself as an adolescent he was the kid that was always picked on and called a queer It wasnt until he moved out of his home town of Aberdeen Washington to a small town near Seattle that he began
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