April 06, 2006

Assessing Goodness


Well, I may not be "voice-of-a-generation good," but at least I'm better than "I'm-published-in-Ploughshares good." So says the SF Weekly, anyway, in a Night and Day blurb for the King Dork book release event at Cato's.

Posted by Dr. Frank at April 6, 2006 03:09 AM | TrackBack

I'd say you're "fourth grade field-trip good."

Posted by: Corey at April 6, 2006 04:54 AM

How about "a lifetime of temporary relief from minor back pain" good?

Posted by: Dr. Frank at April 6, 2006 04:58 AM

I have no idea, since I've never written a book, but that strikes me as the best review a writer could ever hope for. In my dreams, I will transpose my own name into that review, and use it in any context I deem necessary.
I'm sincerely sorry to miss this Piedmont reading, but I think it's high time you took this show on the road. I'm sure Chuck Prophet wouldn't mind doing a wee reading at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard, just down the road from Dr. Frank-approved bookstore, Secret Garden. Now all we need is a little *dedication* from you and Beth. That's not so much to ask, is it?

Posted by: marc w. at April 6, 2006 05:01 AM

That was a positive review, well somewhat, kind-of, at least I think it may have been. Anyway, the phrase "shit, the Doctor is good" has previously only applied to me after partaking in an event which requires me to perspire a great deal and then being handed a cold and refreshing Dr.Pepper.

Posted by: Zaphod at April 6, 2006 01:33 PM

I'm excited. Sound like Catcher in the Rye... on acid!!!

Posted by: josh at April 6, 2006 03:03 PM

I agree with marc w. and Zaphod. If I had a book, talent, and a willing co-conspirator, I'd hump someone's clumpy lumpy dump for a review half that positive.

Posted by: Dave at April 6, 2006 07:46 PM