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Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects Paperback – April 22, 2004
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About the Author
Kurt St. Thomas, a former radio programmer, is a music industry player, and an award-winning filmmaker who runs his a film production company. He lives in New York City.
Troy Smith works in the radio industry and lives in Cape Cod.
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The book is very dry, but the author tosses in some fan-dribble attemping to build some momentum into a segment or chapter. The main problem with this book is it (admits) to using Michael Azerrad's Come As You Are as a source.
Source is an understatment - it's just a copy & paste of Azerrad's CAYA. Sure there are some extra details in Chosen Rejects but it just feels like a Wikipedia entry.
I would suggest ANY true Nirvana fan start with Michael Azerrad's Come As You Are, then read the Godspeed graphic novel, then Cobain Unseen, Chosen Rejects then Journals.
If you bought Nevermind you should by this book. It really does put the whole Nirvana story together in the order that it happened. The guys who wrote it sound like real fans, and not somebody just trying to make a buck. A special thanks to them for not going on and on about Courtney Love and giving their opinions about what killed Kurt.
Yes, I highly recommend you by this book.
One thing that I like that sticks out in the book are all the quotes that were gathered and placed in it. It gives almost like it was written by the band. There is plenty of evidence that supports the author's words and the quotes the give Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects its credibility. At the beginning of each chapter it has a quote that makes you think.
The thing that I disliked about the book is that it didn't give to much information about the life of drummer Dave Grohl. It just talked about when he was apart of the band from Nevermind and on. The authors didn't give much incite in to his childhood or anything he did pervious to Nirvana.
As far as the Chosen Rejects book, it's okay, but not great. I don't know if its a rehash of come As You are because I didn't read that one yet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In this very knowledgeable text Kurt St Thomas goes in depth about the lives of the band members before the band, the song writing process, the love life, and the bone chilling... Read morePublished 19 months ago by jeremy
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Mary Ann, you're making up things. Kurt Cobain was suicidal, and tried to end his life in Rome. There's no disputing these facts. Dr. Read morePublished on February 19, 2005 by Yuki
When I first started reading this book, I thought it was good but lacked a little in detail. It skimmed over some parts when discussing various events the band experienced. Read morePublished on February 1, 2005 by Mary Ann Aquilino
Kurt St. Thomas sure likes to throw around how legitimate he supposedly is. He loves pointing out that he interviewed Nirvana for "Nevermind, It's an Interview". Read morePublished on December 20, 2004 by ikari