John King is the author of seven novels, including England Away, Headhunters, The Prison House, Skinheads, and White Trash. He currently publishes and edits Verbal, a fiction-based publication.
"In its ambition and exuberance, Human Punk is a league
ahead of much contemporary English fiction."
"The long sentences and paragraphs build up cumulatively, with
the sequences describing an end-of-term punch-up and the final
canal visit just two virtuoso examples. These passages come close
to matching the coiled energy of Hubert Selby's prose, one of
King's keynote influences... In the resolution of the novel's
central, devastating act, there is an almost Shakespearean sense of
a brief restoration of balance after the necessary
--Gareth Evans, The Independent
"King's eye for detail is as sharp as his characters' tongues,
and his creations are eminently three-dimensional: insightful and
funny one minute, bigoted and fucked up the next. Like real people,
"Unique and brutal fiction. King is a master of idiom and street
slang. He appears with a voice that appears to be the true
expression of disaffected white British youth."
"A novel dedicated to good literature lovers. Rough, violent,
scary, visionary, true, political, raw, aggressive, totally moving,
this novel has got the anger of the Sex Pistols, the energy of the
Clash and the pumping lines of the best dub courtesy of King
--Pop Culture Detox