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Despite everything: a Cometbus omnibus. (Zine Thing).

I raved about Aaron Cometbus' 'zine tor a long time, just as I have been reading it for the last 13 of its 20-or-so year existence. This is a book--in Cometbus terms a huge book--of collected stories from Cometbus over the years. It doesn't seem to follow a particular order, but that's fine as it does not need (nor is probably meant to be) read cover to cover. It's better to thumb through and find something interesting, read it, and find something else somewhere, and then you'll never really I know if you've read the whole thing although you might recognize something. Aaron is the prose laureate of punk rock Nobody captures what he captures like he captures it: Dumpster diving, scams, cereal reviews, an essay on "punk rock love" (which Harper's wanted to censor, edit, and print!), scene reviews, aimless wandering, squatting, touring with bands, making out with punk rock girls, comics, photocopy art--the list goes on, seemingly forever. This is seriously one of the best things you are going to read in a very long time, so I suggest you head on down to the local punk rock record store or independent book store and get it; it's only $15 bucks. And if you live in a place where there aren't little punk rock stores or independent bookstores, I recommend this book even more. Look up Last Gasp publisher (www.lastgasp.com) and order it online.
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