Al would probably deny it, but reading these stories again it's quite clear that he was the voice of a generation.” Dan Sinker, founder, Punk Planet zine
Burn Collector pairs existential dread with rapacious wit.” Jessica Hopper, Punk Planet zine
Burn Collector is best read aloud, alone, line by line as each piece's train wreck unfolds. Al's shrugging, self-deprecating tales camouflage a truly hopeful and humanizing perspective, and are as biting and relevant as they are unassuming.” Nate Powell, author, Swallow Me Whole
"Ridiculously entertaining autobiographical accounts of [Burian's] travels and living situations in various metropolitan burgs across America." Creative Loafing
"Al Burian's name invariably comes up in every list of great zines. And there's no question why, really -- he's one of the most talented writers ever to sit down and bang out a zine." —www.BoingBoing.net
About the Author
Al Burian began producing small-run photocopied pamphlets, or zines, while touring with bands in his early 20s. Since then he has published two collections of his efforts, Natural Disaster and Things Are Meaning Less.