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King Dork

von Frank Portman

Reihen: King Dork (1)

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High school loser Tom Henderson discovers that "The Catcher in the Rye" may hold the clues to the many mysteries in his life.
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Not a realistic book by any means, and I have to agree with many of the other reviewers that it has its flaws. But I died of laughter every few minutes while I read it. Literally one of the most hilarious pieces of text I've ever read, at least in terms of my sense of humor. And despite how ridiculous and impossible most of the story would be in real life, I actually found the main character more relatable than most male characters in teen fiction. ( )
  LimeadeIsLife | Sep 25, 2021 |
Portman does a nice job of putting us in the shoes of the narrator, which doesn't really soften how immature he is. Portman does an even better job of capturing what it's like for a young person obsessed with music, romance, and nerdy things (I was the same way, so I feel like I can comment). But the book as a whole just doesn't jive. I kind of hated Dr. Frank's writing, and everything bumbles along to the end. (This was probably intentional, but it didn't make it enjoyable reading.) ( )
  wordsampersand | Dec 6, 2018 |
King Dork is the story of a boy, Thomas Henderson, who discovers his father's old copy of Catcher in the Rye. The book itself contains a cipher, clues that he becomes convinced will help him make sense of not only everything going on in his life now, but also his father's death.

The book is humorous, and full of both good-natured humor and enough allusions to classic rock to make any fan happy. The narration is particularly good, the self-conscious pretension of it lends the book an entirely charming tone.

All in all, I enjoyed this book and found it a pleasure to read. While I will say that I think that Tales of the Madman Underground was a better book overall, this one comes up as a close second in the list of Catcher in the Rye type YA books. ( )
  Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
This book was ok...reminded me to much of Catcher in the Rye, which I couldn’t stand when reading that book. I also thought it was a bit hard to follow. ( )
  Anisadara36 | Feb 19, 2018 |
Narrated by Lincoln Hoppe.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
A teenage angster deals with high school: parental units, cliques, drugs, dorkometers, sex (the good and the ugly) and Rock and Roll. The teenager's dad has died of mysterious circumstances. He finds his dad's old books. The books offer clues. The clues are kind of a Hamlet like Ghost thing; helping him deal with high society in a strange teenage wasteland. The book offers insights on how music can be a powerful force in a youth's life. It shows how writing fan zines help a kid have a voice where his voice is powerless in a world not quite ready for his opinions.

I loved the relationships described in the book. One relationship that was developed very well was the main character and his step dad. The step dad is so out of touch, but he wants to be liked by his stepson. He ends up playing a role not suited for him the "adult teenager". Older guys looks so fake when they try to be hip.

The book is definitely from a different culture than the one down here in the bible belt. Psychology is the parent's religion. The parents often want to discuss feelings. And violence is frowned upon. Down here in 863 Christianity is the religion. The parents want to discuss the bible. And violence and hunting are things dad and sons do on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Nights. (This is a generalization it does not imply that all are like this.)

The book is a great examination of the idea of validation. We all want to be recognized, have some sort of power, and some control of our lives.

I am glad I picked up this book and gladly give it a big clucks up!
 

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And afterwards, in radiant garments dresed
With sound of flutes and laughing of glad lips,
A pomp of all the passions passed along
All the night through; till the white phantom ships
Of dawn sailed in. Whereat I said this song,
"Of all sweet passions Shame is loveliest."
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