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i will NEVER be able to figure out why anyone over the age of takes anything by crimethinc seriously this is the least believable shit ever let me clarify i totally believe that ladies can have

i will NEVER be able to figure out why anyone over the age of 20 takes anything by crimethinc seriously. this is the least believable shit ever!let me clarify: i totally believe that 2 ladies can have an amazing time hitchiking/squatting their way around europe. however, i do not believe for a SECOND that this shitty book used to be a zine--a zine that magically had what, like 10,000 copies made for free? also highly unlikely. as any zinester can attest, scamming even 300 copies is usually a herculean undertaking. the writing is not believable as a zine, either. it reads more like a fourth-rate supermarket romance novel (although it's slightly more interesting because it's about traveling punk rock ladies). it's not written well enough to allow this cynical reader to suspend her disbelief. the overall effect is one of someone who is drunkenly rambling about their life & you know they're full of shit but they won't shut the fuck up or even stop talking long enough for you to call bullshit.my ex & i used to read this book in bed & laugh & laugh. she didn't believe that anyone could take it seriously, but she brought it up once at food not bombs & was dumbfounded when everyone else there--smart & cynical people themselves--defended it! it's too bad that the cover is so beautiful. but i guess that cliche became a cliche for a reason. Popular Off the Map By Hib Chickena Kika Kat Viral Books A punk rock vision quest told in the tradition of the anarchist travel story, Off The Map is narrated by two young women as they discard their maps, fears, and anything resembling a plan, and set off to Europe Wandering across that continent, the dozens of vignettes are the details of the whole a squatted castle surrounded by tourists on the Spanish coast, a philosophizA punk rock vision quest told in the tradition of the anarchist travel story, Off The Map is narrated by two young women as they discard their maps, fears, and anything resembling a plan, and set off to Europe Wandering across that continent, the dozens of vignettes are the details of the whole a squatted castle surrounded by tourists on the Spanish coast, a philosophizing businessman on the highways of France, a placa full of los crustos in Barcelona Originating as a zine given out to a few friends in Prague, this has now received the Crimethinc lavish production treatment, and clocks in at 146 pages, complete with photographs, illustrations and a cover featuring original artwork by Nikki McClure Cometbus eat your heart out.. Hib Chickena Kika Kat Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Off the Map book, this is one of the most wanted Hib Chickena Kika Kat author readers around the world. . Popular Ebook Off the Map i will NEVER be able to figure out why anyone over the age of 20 takes anything by crimethinc seriously. this is the least believable shit ever!let me clarify: i totally believe that 2 ladies can have an amazing time hitchiking/squatting their way around europe. however, i do not believe for a SECOND that this shitty book used to be a zine--a zine that magically had what, like 10,000 copies made for free? also highly unlikely. as any zinester can attest, scamming even 300 copies is usually a herculean undertaking. the writing is not believable as a zine, either. it reads more like a fourth-rate supermarket romance novel (although it's slightly more interesting because it's about traveling punk rock ladies). it's not written well enough to allow this cynical reader to suspend her disbelief. the overall effect is one of someone who is drunkenly rambling about their life & you know they're full of shit but they won't shut the fuck up or even stop talking long enough for you to call bullshit.my ex & i used to read this book in bed & laugh & laugh. she didn't believe that anyone could take it seriously, but she brought it up once at food not bombs & was dumbfounded when everyone else there--smart & cynical people themselves--defended it! it's too bad that the cover is so beautiful. but i guess that cliche became a cliche for a reason.
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  • i will NEVER be able to figure out why anyone over the age of 20 takes anything by crimethinc seriously this is the least believable shit ever let me clarify i totally believe that 2 ladies can have an amazing time hitchiking squatting their way around europe however, i do not believe for a SECOND that this shitty book used to be a zine a zine that magically had what, like 10,000 copies made for free also highly unlikely as any zinester can attest, scamming even 300 copies is usually a herculean [...]


  • 11 4 09 This is my airplane travel book It always makes me believe in wonderful things again To me this book is not about anarchy My love for this book is not because I want to be an anarchist It speaks to me because it s about believing in things and possibilities that we are told by everyone around us are NOT possible.It s about silly frivolities It s about seeing, experiencing, and loving life with the raw joy of a child.It s about creating your own cultures About being brave, fearless, full [...]


  • A female, magical version of On the Road , and quite possibly going to be one of my top three favorite books the description of this being a punk rock tale kind of knots my girdle these chicks make fun of the inclusive punk scenesters all throughout these chapters, and take comfort in their own individuality and acceptance of the way their witchery reveals characters and scenarios of all sorts i don t care about the politics, or even the truth, of the preamble whether it was a zine or not or th [...]


  • It reminds me of that time in my life before 11th grade when I wasn t a bitter asshole Prepare yourself for the overuse of analogies, especially ones containing references to 1 clotheslines in mid july 2 letters in bottles 3 dandelions BARF.At any other point in my life, this book would only exacerbate my hatred for crimethinc published literature However, because i m psyching myself up for a big trip, this was the perfect thing to read Time and place for everything I guess.


  • ughhhhh Hib Chickena about sums it up.I have to admit, though, at one point in my life I did want to go to New York and live in Leftover Crack s squat But I don t think this book had anything to do with that It might have been a residual effect of growing up in Mequon, like most of my problems.


  • This week s headline female huck finnsWhy this book bookslut shout outWhich book format new through Primary reading environment hippie juice barAny preconceived notions were blown awayIdentify most with can t identify narratorThree word quote you re already there Goes well with avocados, coffee, dreamsThis book is my bible I hope it inspires you in some way as well Mandi 12 06Bear with me here.The above quote kicks off an article in praise of used books from the webzine Bookslut The author is sh [...]


  • This book is put out by an anarchist collective, CrimethInc, that eschews the use of such trivialities as bar codes and ISBNs It s a little cliche, I know, but this is the first ever book recommendation I ve received from my sis, a notorious non reader, so I had to see what it was all about The book was originally a zine, put together by two girls who were hitchhiking squatting their way across Europe They position themselves sometimes as witches, sometimes mermaids, sometimes dirty, tired, lone [...]


  • This is a book about travelling, about adventure and about an alternative way of seeing and doing things I loved this book I love that this book exists, and would encourage any and everyone to read it.I loved reading views and opinions about the world, and ways to live in it that i could appreciate and share To read about people who see the world in a similar way to me was a joy I might not agree with everything Hib and Kika expressed, but the fact that they don t take the world as it is given t [...]


  • I first read this book in Peru when I was visiting my sister living abroad She had her favorite parts underlined, and I thought that was the best part, so I bought my own copy and underlined my own favorites Then I loved it so much, and this sounds so hokey, but it s true it felt so life changing that I bought a bunch in bulk and gave them all to my friends on special occasions I m about as far from an anarchist as it gets, but there are many ways of looking at the world, and I m not about to di [...]


  • at first this book really bothered me I couldn t get into it at all It just all seemed to ridiculous two girls traveling across europe with almost no money, relying on the kindness of strangers and luck to keep them fed and sheltered but by the end of the book i was really into it the literal things that they did, i don t think i could ever do but i understand why they did them they wanted to prove that you can get by in this world without relying on a job and a home and a capitalist structure t [...]


  • This book has been read, re read, underlined, and thoroughly worn over the last couple of years I always come back to it because I love the flow of the words and I love that associations I have with this book because of the individual who gave it to me I can always pick it up at any random point during the story and enjoy what is being said It s hard to take in everything that is said and the concepts that seem to come from such a naive state of mind, but it is hopeful at the same time Reading t [...]


  • Absolutely fantastic, poetically written book about two women backpacking Europe, staying in squats, hitchhiking, and just generally doing what men have been writing about for ages, but women are always told it s not safe to do It s On the Road , but better written and from a woman s perspective.


  • This is one of those few books I will never forget Ever I picked it up in the library by chance, and the first page sent my imagination spinning with wild fantasies and dreams of running away and making my own life And those thoughts are still with me, lingering in every action I make.This book changes you For better or for worse, it is highly worth it I really reccommend you read it, or worship it, like I do Oh right One thing.SQUATTERS FOREVER


  • I always go into Crimethinc publications expecting, well, something This is the account of a young vegan s vacation in Europe As such, it is every bit as annoying as you might imagine Adding insult to injury, she believes in fairies AND angels There s is hitchhiking and hanging out in squats and stuff, but, like, we have that stuff here.


  • the dharma bums meet riot grrls the prose is soft, open, sparkling, even, when a poetic epiphany floods bodies crusty with urban grime, suspicious isolation, and going through life putting all the eggs on basket number one some passages are a bit slow, maybe just like the process of travel the writing gets beautiful as the book goes on i wish i could find the author and read things written by her, and check where her dreams took her props to these two passages, which mirrored my exact inner st [...]


  • I first read this as a zine I think I was 20 but given the impression it left on me I may have been in my late teens it was interesting to read it as a book and easier and interesting to read it through adult eyes it does not invoke as much in me now I don t want that life any and it feels less romantic I still enjoyed parts of it at times the writing is rich and the sentiments are bold and true I wonder what they are doing nowso I m a big fan of nikki s children s books so it was both weird and [...]


  • As I read, I kept thinking, this isn t Cometbus, which isn t fair Of course it s not And just because I enjoy Cometbus than these women telling their tale, I could easily seeing other readers going the other way And certainly the writers of each would take no serious issue with one another But definitely check out Cometbus if you haven t and enjoyed this I don t think you ll find it too dude tale



  • Pros it has two women protagonists who are, for once, not portrayed as sad victims Instead, it is a lighthearted adventure story, a genre in which women don t often get much of a voice.Cons my first issue with the book came on one of the first pages when the narrator says that their goal in life is to prove to ourselves that was possible to make our dreams happen without using other people s maps, money, or clocks That s a good goal, right But then on the very next page, the person they are squa [...]


  • I ve read reviews of every conceivable position on this book I went into it after binging on Orwell s Homage to Catalonia and Down and Out in Paris and London I wanted a streak of anarchism and a travel diary This seemed to fit the bill My initial impression was that, yes, there were a lot of adjectives The descriptions at times become so thick that they re difficult to get through Other times the authors seem to gloss over the things that ostensibly they were writing about in the first place sq [...]


  • I wanted to give this book 2 1 2 stars but since that isn t possible, I rounded up to 3 stars This book supposedly started as a zine that became so popular with 10,000 copies distributed was turned into a book I say supposedly bevause many readers have expressed doubt about the feasibility of such an outrageous amount of copies being distributed given how difficult and expensive it is to create copies of zines I myself take the authors at their word Off the Map describes the adventures of two an [...]


  • I have a soft spot for these shitty crimethinc books about kids who go off and travel living the hobo lifestyle, but this was terrible even for them Not in the same way the other books are.Evasion was great as a romantic story of hobo living if you ignored the moronic authors child like ideas about politics and society It was actually quite readable and enjoyable This on the other hand was just stupid Two girls go to Europe and go from squat house to squat house, they talk about themselves than [...]


  • I found this book to be uplifting but sometimes depressing at the same time.Uplifting in that these two set out to travel through Europe with basically no money or provisions and actually manage to get all over relying upon hitchhiking, walking, squatters, co ops, and the basic decency of people.Depressing because of the squalor and decay and the sad and sorry state of some of the places and people they encounter.I usually enjoyed the writing and the encounters are related in a visually evocativ [...]


  • This was the first book club book Obviously I snagged the title of the book for the club b c it was so fitting Jess and I had been trying to decide on a theme for the club and this was it extraordinary lives and adventures of women women who go off the map This book is a series of journal entry types put together post European adventure by two punk rock gurrl socialist squatters.I enjoyed the idea of this book and some passages made me wish I was in their shoes they meet a lot of crazy character [...]


  • I first read this at age 20, when it was still only in zine form I m rating it five stars and putting it on my favorites shelf based on how much I loved it and was inspired by it back then Age 20 was really the start of my traveling years I d done some before that, but I went full on when I was 20 , and the stories in Off the Map made me feel like the world was an expansive place and I could do what I wanted with my life Granted, I traveled around North America and haven t yet made it to Europe, [...]


  • glad i read it, but,they seem to have the idea and give the impression that any males that aren t young attractive and punk are going to attack them just perpetuating the idea that all feminists are man haters and being generally closed minded about anyone who has chosen a lifestyle different to their own they give the idea that all travelers squatters people that live off the grid, are unclean hippies that live in squalor and general discomfort on a daily basis.i have traveled all over europe f [...]


  • Like a sculpture in time, in that the further and further you get away from the ideal place and time to read it which I would imagine to be around the age of 21 and found in a bus stop or a cool used bookstore the sillier insufferable the whole thing looks Being over thirty I should probably give this 0 stars, but I felt kind of forgiving towards it because I used to know Olympia Hippie types and they were usually good folks, and I do believe in the romance of travel if not in sleeping in filth [...]


  • I just reread this book for the first time in eight years I read it within a week of dropping out of school in search of my crusty travel dreams It s fascinating to have reread now, after having, well, found myself, and after having had so many experiences like the ones described.The authors write with an unabashed naivety and honesty, a really refreshing and occasionally annoying earnestness, the same earnestness that earned CrimethInc it s sullied reputation As a travelogue, it almost can t he [...]


  • For those who read CrimeThinc s Invasion, and thought there was no one else like that, here s another Off the Map is all sorts of places, hardly just geographical, that you d like to hear about people going, without being touristy or a slave to watered down notions of party As in Party on, Wayne and or Communist Party, etc The writing is pleasing and competent it sneaks up on you, how agreeable the tone is, how empathetic their perspectives, until you become face it a political Radical by readin [...]


  • I read this in a four hour time span while on a ferry from mainland Greece to an island called Paros last summer I really, truly enjoyed it because, at that time in my travels, I had experienced ups and downs of traveling with a friend of mine and I could truly relate There s a certain mindset you get into while traveling, where things and places, people and colors all take on different forms, you become introspective but there s also a feel of connection to everything and everyone around you E [...]


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