Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1st edition (June 24, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 11.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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This is the best of the glut of zine anthologies that came out a couple years ago. Worth the price of the book is Sky Ryan's adventures as a gutter punk, roaming the west coast. This is what zines are really supposed to be like.
Zine writers tend to do best uncovering secret histories: hobo graffiti tales by freight-hopping filmmaker Bill Daniel, or writing about the street ear-cleaners of New Delhi, or where to find brand-new karaoke machines in Japan for free (and why this happens). 8-tracks and those insane Jack T. Chick pamphlets are also nicely covered. Some parts are not as interesting, but this reflects the huge range of interests covered in this anthology.
This anthology is hardly what it is cracked up to be. It is mostly about publications that died out years ago. The whole zine revolution that it talks about died out with the advent of webzines.
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