Just looking at the cover to this zine I had no idea what to expect from reading it. I just assumed that the phrase "A Guide to Picking Locks" was a metaphor and it would be a perzine about picking the locks of your heart or your mind or maybe even your soul. So I opened it and you know what? This isn’t a zine about picking the locks of your heart, mind or soul. It’s about how to pick the locks on your door. Which is fine with me because I always enjoy zines focusing on some obscure (obscure to me at least) facet of the world I am completely ignorant of. As I said, I know nothing about lock picking, but reading this made me think that if I could get my hands on the right tools (or make them myself which is the ideal way to do it) and I wasn’t in any sort of hurry I could actually manage to pick a lock. The language here is detailed and technical without getting into too much jargon or becoming hard to understand and there are plenty of diagrams to help guide you along. If you’re interested in learning to pick locks or are good with tools and are just looking for a new hobby or even if you just like reading about how to do things you know nothing about then this is a zine for you.