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ISBN13: 9780385734509
ISBN10: 0385734506
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As John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars said, “King Dork will rock your world.” The cult favorite from Frank Portman, aka Dr. Frank of the Mr. T. Experience, is a book like no other. Music plays a huge part in the book, which features hilarious original lyrics throughout.

When Tom Henderson finds his deceased father’s copy of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, his world is turned upside down. Suddenly high school gets more complicated: Tom (aka King Dork) is in the middle of at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, a secret code, girls, and rock and roll. As he goes through sophomore year, he finds clues that may very well solve the puzzle of his father’s death and—oddly—reveal the secret to attracting semi-hot girls (the secret might be being in a band, if he can find a drummer who can count to four.

 

A brilliant story told in first person, King Dork includes a glossary and a bandography, which readers will find helpful and hilarious.

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"Includes a sneak peak at Frank Portman's new novel, Andromeda Klein"--Cover.

Synopsis:

A rollicking debut novel about a young man who gets kicked out of college, becomes a Chinese restaurant chef, and inadvertently gets in the middle of a Chinese gang's search for their stolen diamonds.

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Driving home after being kicked out of college, Tucker meets and picks up the mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop. Infatuated, and with nothing better to do, he ends up with her in St. Louis, where he gets a job as a chef in a Chinese restaurant. Even though hes a gwai lo—a foreign devil—his cooking skills impress the Chinese patrons of the restaurant, and his wooing skills impress Corinne when she joins him there as a waitress. But when Chinese gangsters show up demanding diamonds they believe Tuckers kind-of, sort-of, dont-call-her-a-girlfriend stole, he and his friends—which luckily include a couple of FBI agents—have to figure out just who is gunning for Corinne and how to stop them. Good thing Tucker is a Mandarin-speaking martial arts master who isnt afraid to throw the first punch.

With its one-of-a-kind hero, Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves is perfect for anyone who loves cooking, Chinese culture, bad jokes, and young love. Diamonds are forever . . . unless Chinese mobsters decide they want them back.

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   When Tom Henderson finds his deceased father’s copy of J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, his world is flipped upside down. Suddenly high school just got more complicated as Tom (a.k.a. King Dork) is in the middle of at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, a secret code, girls, and rock and roll.  As he goes through sophomore year, he finds more clues in unexpected places that may very well unravel the puzzle of his father’s death and-oddly-reveal the secret to attracting semi-hot girls. And being in a band could just be the secret to the girl thing, if he can find a drummer who can count to four.

   From a first person point of view, Frank Portman brilliantly crafts a storyline that brings together multiple plot lines with elevated language and an accompanying glossary, which readers will find helpful and hilarious.

About the Author

Frank Portman(AKA Dr. Frank) is the singer/songwriter, guitarist of the popular San Francisco based punk band The Mr. T. Experience (MTX).Formed in the mid 1980's, MTX has recorded over twenty albums and has an incredibly large fanbase. The author lives in Oakland, California.

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Gregorio Roth, July 26, 2010 (view all comments by Gregorio Roth)
A teenage angster deals with high school: parental units, cliques, drugs, dorkometers, sex (the good and the ugly) and Rock and Roll. The teenager's dad has died of mysterious circumstances. He finds his dad's old books. The books offer clues. The clues are kind of a Hamlet like Ghost thing; helping him deal with high society in a strange teenage wasteland. The book offers insights on how music can be a powerful force in a youth's life. It shows how writing fan zines help a kid have a voice where his voice is powerless in a world not quite ready for his opinions.

I loved the relationships described in the book. One relationship that was developed very well was the main character and his step dad. The step dad is so out of touch, but he wants to be liked by his stepson. He ends up playing a role not suited for him the "adult teenager". Older guys looks so fake when they try to be hip.

The book is definitely from a different culture than the one down here in the bible belt. Psychology is the parent's religion. The parents often want to discuss feelings. And violence is frowned upon. Down here in 863 Christianity is the religion. The parents want to discuss the bible. And violence and hunting are things dad and sons do on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Nights. (This is a generalization it does not imply that all are like this.)(Writer Resides in Lakeland Florida)

The book is a great examination of the idea of validation. We all want to be recognized, have some sort of power, and some control of our lives.



I am glad I picked up this book and gladly give it a big clucks up!
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Beezus, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Beezus)
Don't be fooled by the "Young Adult" category. This was an EXCELLENT book for all ages. Exceptionally well-written, intelligent, funny, poignant, and one of those books you are loathe to finish, but the second you do you pass along to someone else. (In fact, I bought 6 copies as gifts it was that good!) This book will stand the test of time to become a classic. One of the BEST!
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marissa1118, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by marissa1118)
What an amazing book! It was funny and suspenseful and I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend this to all readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385734509
Author:
Portman, Frank
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Author:
Lowry, Dave
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 368 pages Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - English 9780385734509 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Includes a sneak peak at Frank Portman's new novel, Andromeda Klein"--Cover.
"Synopsis" by ,
A rollicking debut novel about a young man who gets kicked out of college, becomes a Chinese restaurant chef, and inadvertently gets in the middle of a Chinese gang's search for their stolen diamonds.
"Synopsis" by ,
Driving home after being kicked out of college, Tucker meets and picks up the mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop. Infatuated, and with nothing better to do, he ends up with her in St. Louis, where he gets a job as a chef in a Chinese restaurant. Even though hes a gwai lo—a foreign devil—his cooking skills impress the Chinese patrons of the restaurant, and his wooing skills impress Corinne when she joins him there as a waitress. But when Chinese gangsters show up demanding diamonds they believe Tuckers kind-of, sort-of, dont-call-her-a-girlfriend stole, he and his friends—which luckily include a couple of FBI agents—have to figure out just who is gunning for Corinne and how to stop them. Good thing Tucker is a Mandarin-speaking martial arts master who isnt afraid to throw the first punch.

With its one-of-a-kind hero, Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves is perfect for anyone who loves cooking, Chinese culture, bad jokes, and young love. Diamonds are forever . . . unless Chinese mobsters decide they want them back.

"Synopsis" by ,    When Tom Henderson finds his deceased father’s copy of J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, his world is flipped upside down. Suddenly high school just got more complicated as Tom (a.k.a. King Dork) is in the middle of at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, a secret code, girls, and rock and roll.  As he goes through sophomore year, he finds more clues in unexpected places that may very well unravel the puzzle of his father’s death and-oddly-reveal the secret to attracting semi-hot girls. And being in a band could just be the secret to the girl thing, if he can find a drummer who can count to four.

   From a first person point of view, Frank Portman brilliantly crafts a storyline that brings together multiple plot lines with elevated language and an accompanying glossary, which readers will find helpful and hilarious.

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