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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Bookstores Alibris Powell City of Books. Overall, I like the structure short chapters and a very few instances where the text breaks into columns and the details of high school life, etc, very fast-pasted, easy to read, entertaining for the most part, I just wanted it to go deeper or move further at the end. I loved that it took place in Chicago and all the music references. Aug 16, Toby rated it liked it Shelves: This is a good book in terms of being an accurate representation of a clique in high school.

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Imogen liked it so I liked it coz I am a tje little bastard most of the time when it comes to Art and can easily be swayed in any ol’ goddamn direction or other by any ol’ goddamn random-ass espousal or denunciation from someone I love or loath.


Because you know what? Really enjoyed this one, and will look for more from Meno in the future. She swore a lot and only listened to punk, like the Misfits and the Ramones and the Descendents, especially when we were in the car, because, although it had a decent nairstyles for a Ford Escort, ot was a tape that had been stuck in the cassette player for about a year now and most of the time that was all it would play, and you had to jab the tape with a pen or a nail file to get it to start, and the tape was same handpicked mix Gretchen had thought was cool a year ago, which according to the label on the tape was what she had called White Protest Rock, version II.

And you’ve got to hand it to the author, who pulled off a very good trick: Brian loves video games, metal music and his best friend, Gretchen, an overweight, foul-mouthed, pink-haired badass famous for beating up other girls.

He runs a gamut from confused and disenfranchised to insightful and self-confident. Brian and his friends, Gretchen and Kim, were geeky misfits in middle school but the explosion of the punk music scene allowed them to craft new, tough attitudes to protect themselves against the world. The reason that I only gave this book 3 stars should really be like 3. Brian’s feelings for Gretchen returns but she turns him down again.

Hairstyles of the Damned is centered in Chicago, circa I mean it wasn’t the worst thing ever but I felt like I could have just used “Hairstyles of the Damned” is about Brian Oswald, a guy in high school who is growing up punk. I was excited that there was a book about a punk rocker at Chicago’s Brother Rice High School since I also graduated from Brother Rice and was a punk rocker, so I ordered it immediately.



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Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno

When I heard Joe’s interview with Scott Simon my impression was that he was an dmaned, intelligent, sensitive individual. While I agree that we all go through a lot of the same things in adolescence, sometimes I just wanted to slap the narrator and yell get OVER yourself. This character is just voiced so well, it really makes the book for me.

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Hairstyles of the Damned

So a big confession before anything else — that I went into this book really wanting to like author Joe Meno. And Brian is madly in love with her.

It was a Tuesday around four in the afternoon, the first semester of our junior year in high school, and neither one of us had anything to do, because Gretchen had just recently been fired from the Cinnabon at the mall for flipping off a female customer when she asked for more icing, and I wasn’t allowed to work because my mother was very overprotective of me and insisted that I only focus on studying.

It does not feel like a novel written by an adult. Marvel and a Wonder. The book is punk rock.