NUMBER FOUR PRIVET DRIVE: $?, 8 ½” x 5 ½”, 28 pgs.

Jul 27, 2012

After being incessantly compared to Harry Potter when he moves under the stairwell of a punk house, this guy sets out to read the whole series. What follows is a brief snapshot of his life from when he starts the first book until he stops reading the series. I love the idea behind this. The book journey not only gives it some narrative focus, but also a chance for some book talk (which I am a sucker for, especially in zines). I think I appreciate this conceptually more than I do its actual execution, which I found sort of ho-hum. There are occasional glimpses of humor, and the guy has a good head about it all. I’m glad he’s the sort of weirdo who would do something like this, and I hope he finds more good ideas to follow to their conclusion (even though he didn’t finish the fucking book series!) ([email protected])

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