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About the Author

Jeff Apter spent five years as Music Editor of Australian Rollilng Stone and has been writing professionally for 20 years. He is a contributor to Vogue and GQ magazines and also writes for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin and Australian Hi-Fi. His music books include biographies of Jeff Buckley, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, No Doubt and Dave Grohl - all published by Omnibus Press. He lives in Sydney with his wife and children.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press; Revised edition edition (April 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847727395
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847727398
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #468,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In a career spanning more than 25 years I've written 20 commercially and critically well-received books, including biographies of Keith Urban, the Finn brothers and Jeff Buckley.

I co-wrote the recent Kasey Chambers memoir, called A Little Bird Told Me, and worked with Mark Evans of AC/DC on his bestseller, Dirty Deeds. Kasey's book was part of the '50 Books You Can't Put Down' / Get Reading program in 2011, while Mark's book made NPR's best music books of 2011 list. I also helped Michael Browning with his memoir Dog Eat Dog and assisted Richard Clapton with The Best Years of our Lives.

In 2005, I worked with test cricketer turned commentator Michael Slater on his book, Slats.
I was ghostwriter on a project called In Harm's Way, the story of a former Australian soldier and his attempts to emancipate two children in Lebanon. My next co-write, The Fighter, is the story of Paul 'Warlord' Warren, a Muay Thai champion who now works with soldiers confronting psychological and physical hardships. Paul tripped an IED and lost a leg in Afghanistan.

My biography of Johnny O'Keefe was the Sydney Morning Herald's Pick of the Week in their August 10 2013 issue; likewise The Age and the Canberra Times. It was also selected as one of Dymocks key books for Father's Day 2013. My new book, Tragedy: The Sad Ballad of the Gibb Brothers (out August 2015) was also Fairfax's Pick of the week.

I'm a senior writer for Oz Rolling Stone (where I was on staff for several years) and also write for the Sydney Morning Herald. I was the music reviewer for The Bulletin for many years and was a senior writer for Vogue.

I'm on Facebook and can also be reached through this site. I'm represented by literary agency Cameron Creswell. See

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mary A. Groves on September 21, 2006
Format: Hardcover
It's nice to have a Cure biography and there is a heck of a lot of history to go through. In a way it's nice to have the book to make sense of all the different line-ups, who did what when, and how and why everyone came to be in the band.

Also the story in the beginning about Robert's brother taking him to the Isle of Wight festival is priceless. I won't say anymore here so that you'll go get the book!

It probably could be better but there's still enough good info in there for Cure fans that they won't be dissapointed. Another important thing to mention is that he interviewed Lol Tolhurst, and some other former members, so you get more than one perspective on the old days, which is cool.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Orozco on October 16, 2006
Format: Hardcover
A Great!! GREAT! Book. Starting from when Lol Tolhurst, Mike Dempsey, Simon Gallup, and Robert Smith joined and from other band join ins and outs. Talks an awful lot of Robert Smiths life as a child with his childhood friend and former bandmate Lol Tolhurst. Incredible book!! There is alot more tho that I would have wanted to see. THe author cut off at some songs when introducing an album to speed up the book. Alot of songs were left unspoken of which kinda ticked me off but other than that I LOVED it!!

For Cure fans alike this book is a MUST read!!! It's great! Don't hesitate, buy it!! You will love it!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rich Latta on June 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
From a fan's perspective, it's disheartening to read a biography on the Cure with so many mistakes, especially easily correctable ones pertaining to the discography. It doesn't lend a lot of credibility to the rest of the book. A few times the author Jeff Apter starts talking about a subject as if he's already mentioned it and he hasn't. He often launches annoying, unnecessary barbs at Robert Smith as well. Interviews with disgraced former band member Lol Tolhurst were the main source of material for NEVER ENOUGH which should tell you something. The Cure sanctioned book 10 IMAGINARY YEARS is sited repeatedly, so you may as well go straight to that source even though it came out back in 1988 because it's a fun, informative book about the Cure's first years. Robert Smith himself contributed many fascinating bits of inside information and they aren't always rose-tinted either. When NEVER ENOUGH tackles the Cure's later years without 10 IMAGINARY YEARS to rely on, there is far less inside info. Interestingly, Apter notes that Banshees bassist and former Smith collaborator Steven Severin would only consent to an interview for payment. He should've paid because the book could've really used his input. As it stands, the book does provide some interesting information about life in the Cure, but considering the lack of care that went into this hack job, I don't think we can trust it to be the truth.

rating: not recommended, or marginally recommended to the Cure fan who wants to learn more about the band and doesn't mind slogging through misinformation and boring descriptions of Cure albums.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Beans In My Ears on June 27, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I could be considered a "die hard" fan of The Cure. I have all their albums. I have all their videotapes. I have been to about 20 live concerts, with almost all of them requiring considerable travel from my home. I adore their music. I think Robert Smith is a genuine genius and I love the sound of his voice.

I love to read and I'm always interested in a good biography. A friend of mine handed me his Kindle with this book on it and the comment, "I think you might like to read this. I'll be back in a week." I took his Kindle Fire into my arms and did a happy dance (because of the book, of course...but also because I got to play around with his cool Kindle Fire for a week. Yay!) I was over the moon that I had something that promised to be a fascinating biography and I put down my own Kindle, picked up my friend's, put my feet up in my lounge chair under my umbrella in the back yard and started reading.

Well, I read it. I wish I could stuff my happy dance back into my feet. I wish I could have the hours back that I wasted on this absurd "biography", written by someone who has limited writing skills, someone who utterly lacks research skills, and someone who OBVIOUSLY has it in for Robert Smith. I am presuming that Mr. Smith and family refused personal interviews with Jeff Apter, who reacted by making it his religion to put Smith down at every opportunity. Apter's personal malice is transparent in his variety of malicious snipes taken at Robert Smith throughout this entire volume of unverifiable redundancy. What is also obvious is Apter's ingratiating gratitude towards Lol Tolhurst for offering up his whatevers. It's also obvious that Lol likes being liked.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By @serendipitousP on October 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
i am a diehard cure fan since about 1985, but this book told me so much info i really feel like i did my homework! excellent stories, amazing detailed, fairly balanced on controversial issues, great photos. if you wish you'd been in on the cure during their teenage years, this book will fill you in to a serioius level. truly entertaining read.

i'd recommend this highly...but please avoid In Between Days: An Armchair Guide to the Cure unless you really just want to read discographical info.
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