King Dork

King Dork

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Tom Henderson is small, skinny and awkward, and pretty much feels like an idiot most of the time. But when he discovers his father's copy of "The Catcher in the Rye", it changes his world. It puts him in the middle of several interlocking conspiracies and at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, ESP, blood, guitars, monks, witchcraft and rock and roll. It's the tip of a very odd iceberg of clues that could help Tom unravel the puzzle of his father's death, and - bizarrely - reveal the secret of attracting semi-hot girls ..."King Dork" made a massive splash on first publication in the US and is already heralded as a cult classic, with a movie in the pipeline. It's a brilliantly original voice from a major new talent.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 330g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141322802
  • 9780141322803
  • 2,092,525

About Frank Portman

Frank Portman (aka Dr. Frank) is the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the influential US punk band the Mr. T Experience (MTX). MTX has released around a dozen albums since forming in the mid-eighties and continues to record and tour. King Dork is his first novel.
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Review quote

'King Dork is well and away the best YA book I've read this year and Frank Portman is definitely someone to watch out for. It's inventive and sexy, it's fun to read and provides endless food for thought -- everything I want from a book' Melvin Burgess
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6,618 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 22% (1,430)
4 34% (2,241)
3 29% (1,895)
2 11% (751)
1 5% (301)
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