January 19, 2006

King Dork Reading List

So I went ahead and made one of those "listmania" lists on Amazon, the King Dork Reading List.

Through the course of the story, the narrator Tom Henderson reads a whole bunch of books from the fifties and sixties, including The Catcher in the Rye and various others that once belonged to his deceased father. (It's a long story, but basically he's looking for clues about his father's allegedly mysterious death, and also for clues about what kind of a guy his father was.) Anyhow, I listed fifteen of them, along with little "reviews" from Tom, quoted from the text. (They only allow 200 characters, so they had to be brief.)

I have to say, I get a kick out of the fact that the King Dork Reading List appears on the page for Graham Greene's Brighton Rock and so forth, because I'm weird that way. The crazy, crazy internets...

Posted by Dr. Frank at January 19, 2006 02:57 AM | TrackBack

Pretty good, but you gave away the ending of A Separate Peace!

Posted by: David Cummings at January 19, 2006 06:21 AM

That Bible one was pretty good.

Posted by: Matt Welch at January 19, 2006 08:10 AM

This makes me wonder what Tom Henderson would say about King Dork.

Posted by: courtney at January 19, 2006 10:43 PM

that was the best review of a separate peace i've read. it takes me back to high school.

why would anybody want to read a book in french?

Posted by: kendra at January 19, 2006 10:46 PM

Courtney, my puny brain can't quite get itself around that question...

Posted by: Dr. Frank at January 19, 2006 10:49 PM