ABORT! #22: $3, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, photocopied, 60 pgs.

First off, let me say that Abort! has done twenty-two issues, is well known, and is pretty acclaimed in the zine world. So it’s obviously doing something for a lot of folks. That said, I fucking hate this zine. It’s pretentious, wordy, and has pseudo-intellectual detail that’s overbearing to John Updike proportions, using stream-of-consciousness-style writing that has been irrelevant since Henry Miller kicked the bucket. “You-just-don’t-get-it-man” stories that go nowhere. (Jonathon Spies, 45 E 7th St. #106, NY, NY10003)