Superbly researched and harrowing...The squalor is ghastly but the sheer sadness of Cobain's brief life is beautifully conveyed here. Cross has painstakingly accumulated a wealth of telling detail
Cross's research is impeccable...HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN is, or should be, the last word on Kurt Cobain.
I was very glad to read this biography, the result of four years' research and 400 interviews, not to mention the sainted Kurt's police and medical records AND his unpublished journals. I was in hog heaven all the way through - in a caring, wistful way, of course.
'Wins immediate entry into the rock lit pantheon. Five stars'
Cross's portrayal of a shy but prodigiously gifted child, in artistic as well as musical terms, is a joy to read
The secret here is that Cross was allowed unprecedented access to Cobain's world; his diaries, artworks and most significantly the people who surrounded him. Cross may vividly depict the seemingly inevitable demise of a rock star but he also successfully conveys just what all the fuss was about in the first place.