Looking For Sarah Jane Smith
Baby Ice Dog Press, 2001 - 202 pages
A foul mouthed comedy that follows one mans search for the perfect woman as it takes him from a grotty Welsh town to the other side of the world.
Marty's living in a Welsh town he hates, doing a job he's lost interest in and so bored he can't even be bothered with sex. But a new life beckons in Australia. It's also a chance to get away from his stupid mates, the lovable loser John and the ultra-macho Wasp Boy. Maybe he'll even meet an exquisite girl like his Doctor Who heroine, Sarah Jane Smith, and live happily ever after.
Looking for Sarah Jane Smith - For anyone who suspects life's a bit rubbish.
Part road trip and part celebration of idiotic male friendship, Looking for Sarah Jane Smith is sure to strike a chord with those who appreciate Withnail & I, Peep Show and Bill Hicks.
...if theres one thing that stands out about this, its how bloody funny it is. I actually packed Looking for Sarah Jane Smith for a long-haul flight and such a page-turner did it prove to be that I finished it within a couple of hours. - Living Abroad Magazine
While not in any means a Doctor Who book, Looking for Sarah Jane Smith is a good example of how Doctor Who has infiltrated the national psyche, as well as portraying how humans relate to fantasy figures... A post-modern laddist cult classic. - Kasterborous (Doctor Who website)
...A bitter, crude, but funny book... These boys are not particularly likable, but their story is raw, honest, unsophisticated and rooted in bittersweet reality. Post Newspapers
Franklins prose combines the earthiness of Irvine Welsh with the biting sarcasm of a young Kingsley Amis as he chronicles the adventures and mishaps of Marty and his two loser mates. - Community Newspaper Group
An agreeably raucous and politically incorrect novel that touches on Dr Who and men behaving badly. Its strong language and adult scenes make it the perfect Christmas gift for that younger brother or impressionable nephew. - The West Australian
Length: 66,000 words
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