BURN COLLECTOR #15: $3, printed, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 64 pgs.

Burn Collector is a collection of short stories/anecdotes about an American living in Berlin in 2010. It’s mostly written from the personal viewpoint of the author, but includes an article ruminating on freedom and what it means to people who once lived in East Berlin. There are also a couple features on visiting the dentist and the horrors of a root canal. Having teeth problems for most of my life, I squirmed in my chair, knowing how painful the procedure is. The last portion of the book is dedicated to reviews and is thoroughly enjoyable—from Hemmingway to Ronnie James Dio. These aren’t typical punk rock reviews. Burn Collector is extremely well-written and thoughtful. –Steve Hart (Microcosm, 222 S. Rogers St., Bloomington, IN 47404)