The Book That Made Kurt Cobain Want To Cut His Nose Off

The Book That Made Kurt Cobain Want To Cut His Nose Off

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2018-04-11

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once read a book called Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind. Actually, he enjoyed the book so much that he read it around ten more times. It was his favorite novel.

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“I can’t stop reading it,” said Kurt Cobain. “It’s something that’s just stationary in my pocket all the time. It just doesn’t leave me. And every time I’m bored, like on an airplane or something, I read it over and over again.”

“It makes me wants to cut my nose off,” he later said about the book. Clearly, the book had a stranger and powerful effect on the musician. 

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Brock Swinson

Brock Swinson is the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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