September 28, 2005

The Punk Detectives

With very little to go on (the Amazon flap-copy description, this review w/excerpt, and a bit of hearsay) the message board kids try to project the probable quality and contents of King Dork.

A "serious recipe for shittiness?" Or "fucking perfect?" Hard to say at this point, really, but you might as well cast your vote now, right?

Actually, a couple of these comments would make excellent blurbs if they came from famous people:

This will probably be the only book I read this year -- Jimmy Dastardly.

I will read any book that claims to contain the secret to attracting semi-hot girls -- Jesse.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 28, 2005 06:50 PM | TrackBack

I'd say good luck with the new book, but it sounds terrible, when you think about it.

Posted by: nobody jones at September 28, 2005 07:09 PM

Can't wait to read it! don't know what to expect, but I am sure it will be f****** perfect.. thats my vote. I forwarded it to a friend that is an 8th grade teacher and she said, "if it could keep a pre-teen or teenage boy interested in my class, it wil be requried reading" ;)

Posted by: Catherine at September 28, 2005 11:19 PM

man, those message board kids used the word "clever" about six million times. it makes you sound like...a fairy tale fox or something.

Posted by: al at September 29, 2005 12:56 AM

you have been on fire the last couple of days. i'm sure the book will not disappoint. but your knees must be aknockin!
have fun at the kettle: true story - i saw JFK jr. there in August '91 playing one of those video games that offers quizzes. he chose the category corresponding to sex, and that quarter lasted forever...

Posted by: slickdpdx at September 29, 2005 01:01 AM

Still looking forward to the book Frank.

Posted by: Bill at September 29, 2005 03:13 AM

I find it intriguing that 64% of customers ultimately buy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory after viewing your book...the interesting things that amazon tracks.

Posted by: Kristy at September 29, 2005 04:36 AM

No offense, but I think I'd rather read "Slayer in the Rye" too.

Posted by: josh at September 29, 2005 03:07 PM

I'd just like to add as a possible blurb, "His shirts always look comfortable."

Posted by: Troy at September 29, 2005 10:24 PM

Well I for one feel that reviewing a book before it's even published is a perfectly cromulent exercise.

Posted by: Edna_K at September 30, 2005 02:33 PM

All cromulence aside:

This will probably be the only serious recipe for fucking perfectly semi-hot girls I read this year.

Posted by: Wes at September 30, 2005 05:50 PM

I'm picking up a copy of "Catcher in the Rye" from the library tomorrow as a prerequisite to reading this book. I know, shame on me for not actually OWNING a copy.

Posted by: Zaphod at September 30, 2005 05:50 PM

I stand by my opinion that the bit that I was able to read a few months back was 'fucking perfect'! Looking forward to it, for sure.

Posted by: Christopher at September 30, 2005 06:04 PM

Why is it called King Dork?

Posted by: leelee at September 30, 2005 09:22 PM

I think it's cause he's naming it after his MTX song of the same name for a reason that you'll have to read the story to understand.
Am I right?

Posted by: Rich at September 30, 2005 10:17 PM

It'll be so easy to get my wife to let me order this. I too might have to reread Catcher in the Rye.

Posted by: sam at October 2, 2005 06:47 AM

(makes whipping noise and motion with arm)

Posted by: josh at October 4, 2005 07:49 PM

Well, I've only seen the few excerpts, but all I know is that "King Dork" can't be an autobiography. I mean, a guy who walks around Berkeley in an A1 Steak Sauce t-shirt?

Posted by: David Cummings at October 4, 2005 10:52 PM

no,no...not dorky at all...said in the kindest of ways of course.

Posted by: just me at October 5, 2005 03:29 AM

I feel so unquoted. Seriously though, make this come out faster.

Posted by: Manda Magpie at October 6, 2005 07:47 PM

i saw some guy wearing a "tape world" uniform polo shirt. thats pretty freakin nerdy.

Posted by: damon runyon type at October 7, 2005 04:20 AM