Review Details

The Inner Swine Volume 14 #4

The Inner Swine Volume 14 #4

Product Review (submitted on August 10, 2012):
Josh Saitz who does the zine NEGATIVE CAPABILITY (www.negcap.com) told me that he recently had a dream that he, I, Jeff Somers of INNER SWINE) and R. Lee (UNDERWORLD CRAWL which is one of my favorites and you should be able to find a review of it somewhere on this site) went on a zine tour. He said it was a huge disaster because everywhere we went to read people just thought, “Who the hell are these assholes?” I mention this because this zine has just been reviewed so often that it’s hard to come up with something new to say. The theme of this issue is “Kids” and he makes a convincing argument that kids do indeed suck and rule the world. There’s a lot of good stuff in this issue. I even found Jeff’s story about taking guitar lessons for the first time in his life at age 35 to be almost inspiring. He also wrote a brief anti-Kindle piece which reminded me of something – my Mom got a Kindle for Xmas she loves it and says she rarely even goes to the library anymore. Because instead of reading books for free she can now pay $10 to read them on a little machine. I don’t quite fathom how that makes any sense, but who am I to argue?