“Hole Punch, by Garth Simmons, is a short story collections that defies description. Within its pages are hundreds of short, often fragmented, often bizarre narratives, characterised by cartoonish excess, visceral sensory descriptions, eccentric characters, and a grim but brilliant humour.”
“a raw, fragmented, nightmarish collection of stories that makes you feel simultaneously bewildered, scared, disgusted, amused and angry all at once”
HOLE PUNCH is:
The height of the Earth Empire – where War Bricks flatten alien civilisations.
Yorkshire 1985 – where a child’s mind is patched together with trauma.
Ancient Greece – where Socrates discovers a carnal method of time-travel.
Mars 2348 – where crime and terror haunt the Martian Habitation Domes.
The Mistake’s skull – where Muscle Society achieves self-destruction.
Delaware Dost – where mindfulness prevails and hierarchy is understood.
The End of Everything – where convert concepts welcome refugees into the folds of theory.
All these places (and many more!) reside within the tangled text of Hole Punch.