I donâ€™t know whether or not this review should be silly, since Christoph didnâ€™t really even review me in Xeroxgraphy Debt, but this issue is just too good to screw around on. Beginning with the screenprinted cover of a person in the lotus position, issue 7 details in excruciatingly good narrative about the retreat that Christoph goes on. It is absolutely crazy about what is noteworthy in Christophâ€™s life, making the zine truly one deserving of the title â€œpersonalâ€. For example, Christoph writes about his lunch: â€œThere was miso soup and a rice dish with tofuâ€¦ Nothing too great but I made sure to eat plenty so my belly wouldnâ€™t gurgle while sittingâ€. For those who are worried that this zine is just focusing in on the unimportant minutia of one persons life, Christoph has ensured that everyone will connect with the zine in some sort of way. For example, â€œA fellow retreater was shooting up something in the bathroom this morning. Insulin? Probably, but wouldnâ€™t it be cool if he was just casually shooting a little heroin.â€ Aside from being more than a little bit humorous, the zine is informative without being dry. I believe that there is enough information about Buddhist religious practices in this magazine to double what I knew beforehand.
Rating : 7.9/10
Twenty-Eight Pages Lovingly Bound With Twine #7 / 28 Pages / Half-Sized / Christoph Meyer, PO Box 106, Danville, OH 43014 / $2 / Reviewed 22 September 2003