Recommended Read: punkPunk edited by Andrew Hook

punkpunkAndrew Hook’s punkPunk anthology is an eclectic and electric mix of short stories inspired by punk rock music and the ’70s punk movement.

There’s American punk, British punk, Australian punk. There’s social realism and science fiction. There’s black comedy and coming of age tales. And there’s a sense of bittersweet nostalgia that permeates some of the stories and youthful exuberance that invigorates others.

Personal favorites include Richard Dellar‘s hilarious The Rock Star, Gary Couzens‘ touching Spinning Fast, Stephen Palmer‘s Blanknoir, and Douglas Thompson‘s Out Of the Box.

But this is a varied and vibrant collection that smartly catches the spirit of punk and runs with it.