FINALE 95 #3: $2 Can., $3 U.S., $4 Int’l, 3 ¼” x 5 ½”, copied, 26 pgs.

Jun 13, 2014

Subtitle of this zine, Bildungsroman, is described for the reader as a type of novel that comes from the German tradition and deals with the “formative years” of the main character (moral, emotion, psychological) and ending on a high note, with the silly follies of the protagonist behind them. It’s not a spoiler; Finale 95 is a good read even if you think you know how it ends. Sections of the zine begin with “Prom,” move through graduation and summer, move through the seasons and the tribulations of entering a college environment, ending with “Winter.” As an old crone, it’s interesting for me to see a person full of youthful vigor going through many of the same trials (albeit, the author is much smarter than I was) of a collegiate environment. The writing was strong and the stories were engagingly told. –Bianca (Alanna Why 2190 Liska St.Ottawa, ON., K4A 4J8, Canada, [email protected]