Hairstyles of the Damned is the third novel by Chicago author Joe Meno. Released by Punk Planet Books in , it has sold over 80, copies in ten printings. I enjoyed Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno very much. I would have enjoyed it more with a serif font. Perhaps I am being shallow, but I. Meno (How the Hula Girl Sings) gives his proverbial coming-of-age tale a punk- rock edge, as year-old Chicagoan Brian Oswald tries to.

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I always looked forward to seeing them and sort of mulling around their coolness. Hairstyles of the Damned is centered in Chicago, circa Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. Pay no mind to us.

‘Hairstyles of the Damned’ Puts Punk on the Page

Brian kisses a girl at the party but later ditches her in favor leaving halrstyles party with Gretchen when the cops come. Jan 31, Roger rated it really liked it.

This is a great book to read for highschool students. As the tit I read this book a couple of years ago. A Visit from the Goon Squad. Sounds just like high school to me. It’s not just punk rock.

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Hairstyles of the Damned

Share your thoughts with other customers. And Brian is madly in love with her. The rebel girl who dyes her hair pink; the twenty-something who can’t get away from high school; the boy with his constant erections and lascivious thoughts who really just wants some confidence.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The story winds its way back to Gretchen, who inadvertently leads Brian to realize that punk, too, is its own form of a fabricated identity.

Earlier this year, I decided to stop buying books. From the opening sentence to the very last word, Hairstyles of the Damned held me in his grip. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Overall I understand that this book appeals to a certain type of reader. The main difference is that Meno’s book is much less sentimental.

Thank you for your feedback. Meno captures and distills on the page ioe ever-so-frustrating and at times enraging moments in the teen years when we all want to scream, “I’m not an S. He ,eno the editor of Chicago Noir: See all jie reviews. Especially since this is a sex-crazed teenager and has revealed other things to us, masturbating, thoughts of sex, dammned, but when we get to that scene, there were no deets whatsoever.

Instead, I would check them out of the library and only buy copies of the ones I really loved. Meno before, and had no expectations going into it.

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This one was disappointing, to say the least. For being written by a creative writing professor, this book is overwhelmingly stereotypical. But there are problems with the “indie-rock novel” format, serious literary problems that By continuing to use this website, you hairstylws to their use. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources.


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FictionLiterary FictionThree Stars. The lovely displaced youth that we are. Available as an e-book for: Hairstyles of the Damned is an honest, true-life depiction of growing up punk on Chicago’s south side: This character is just voiced so well, it really makes the book for me.

And all you other bad publishing corporations.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The main character, Brian, attends Catholic school and pines after his best friend Gretchen, a punk-loving brawler who “the rest of the world considered fat.

It really adresses a lot te difficulties adolescents have to endure throughout their highschool years.

At times he was a wimp, at other times he was a tough guy. His friend Gretchen, a heavyset, fight-provoking, punk-music fan, travels with him through the adolescent world of shopping malls, music stores, and suburban streets.