September 07, 2005

Help I'm a Rock

Bookslut's Michael Schaub includes King Dork in his Guide to Rock Novels.

The list is pretty interesting. Who knew there were so many punk rock novels, for instance? But even though they're from Chicago and everything, somehow they missed this one.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 7, 2005 04:56 PM | TrackBack

No mention of Hairstyles of the Damned either, though I loved that one.

Can't wait for King Dork, good Doctor!

Posted by: Kid Somnambulist at September 7, 2005 05:51 PM

The list was based on reader submissions, not an objective attempt to be canonical, so it makes sense that punk rock novels would be oversampled - the kind of people who would read them are also the kind of people who would read a webzine called "Bookslut," I guess.

Posted by: The Chimpunks at September 7, 2005 07:56 PM

They also missed this one:

One of the coolest books I've read in a while

Posted by: Jody at September 8, 2005 01:48 AM

Damn, Nick Blinko's The Primal Screamer goes for $100 these days? I shoulda bought a few copies back then...

Posted by: Jason Toon at September 9, 2005 06:26 PM

I have that old album. Itís a classic. They donít make music like ďFreak OutĒ anymore.

Posted by: Steve Otto at September 14, 2005 05:30 AM

well, maybe they're not from fancy oak park, illinois, anyway.

Posted by: walmart greeter at September 25, 2005 06:20 PM