40 pages, digest size, $3.00, stamps or a decent letter >>> Randy Robbins, PO Box 17131, Anaheim CA 92817-7131, USA +++ narcolepsypresszine (at) hotmail.com
I bust out the 30-can slab o' VB whenever a new Narcolepsy Press Review arrives in my mailbox because it's so bitchin', it means it's time to party!
This time around, Randy's got some cool cover art by Schirm (I never heard of him, but he's welcome in the pages of Blackguard any day.) ... Wait a minute, I just remembered I wrote this review up about a week ago using real actual pen and paper while waiting for the internet to come back on. Here's what I wrote:
So great to receive a new issue of NPR! Randy describes his reviews as "comprehensive and opinionated", and he's not bullshitting. It's one of the coolest things about this zine. I was on the bus reading it this morning and had to underline this part, the end of a review of a zine called Twilight World:
"I'm gonna throw in one critique and say that somebody has got to fuckin' proofread all these myriad goddam spelling errors!"
Aside from the pages and pages of great zine reviews, Randy also writes about what he got up to during the summer, like seeing The Donnas, and going to HempCon); a page of book reviews (ten of his favourite books he read since the last issue); his Top Ten 25 songs he's been listening to (great to see Dinosaur Jr in there!); loads of readers' letters, mostly from prisoners; some cool Pokemon drawings from Randy's son Tanner; the usual atheist quotes, and a whole bunch of zine ads in the back in true zine spirit. Does anybody else even do that any more?
NPR fuckin' rocks, man. One of the best zines out there.