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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Brian’s feelings for Gretchen wax and wane through out the book as he attempts to sort out his feelings about everything else going on around him. The adults are sparingly yet poignantly drawn, especially the fathers, who slip through without saying much but make a profound impression.

Hairstyles of the Damned is proof positive. It has been optioned for film by Focus Features. I loved the unique writing style and voice.


I lived in that crowd. Then twenty-three chapters later we get another chapter one, so the book seems to start three times.

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I read this book a couple of years ago. Feb 25, Erin rated it really liked it.

Dec 01, Leo rated it liked it Shelves: Meno hairsfyles features The Ramones and The Misfits and all of the other bands you first discover when you’re young and eager to rebel but not sure what you have to rebel against.

I became very inspired from several kep parts in this story This is a great book to read for highschool students.

Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno

Damndd both to Cart Add both to List. 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. Sep 14, Alika Yarnell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: There is band name dropping galore throughout all pages, and someone who was more into the punk or metal scene in the early 90’s would appreciate it more than I did.

But there are problems with the “indie-rock novel” format, serious literary problems that Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books.


Hairstyles of the Damned

He is also the editor of Chicago Noir: The book is punk rock. I was reminded of this book while dying my hair.

A great, honest coming-of-age story, full of swearing and self discovery. Thanks for telling us about the problem. View Full Version of PW. Akashic Books; First edition September 1, Language: Dec 17, Jason Pettus rated it liked it.

Remembering Johnny Ramone Sept. This one was disappointing, to say the least. Read the rest in the October issue of decomP. It’s gritty, believable, and seriously worth reading. Detail from the cover of ‘Hairstyles of the Damned.


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