Shelfari edited the description of Looking For Sarah Jane Smith Sunday, February 20, 2011.
Dave Franklin's caustic comedy centres on one man's search for the perfect woman as it takes him from a grotty Welsh town to the other side of the world. From the back cover blurb: 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 loveable 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 there's one thing that stands out about this, it's 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 likeable, but their story is raw, honest, unsophisticated and rooted in bittersweet reality.' - Post Newspapers 'Franklin's 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 For more reviews/information visit babyicedogpress.com.au About the author Dave Franklin is the author of five novels - Looking for Sarah Jane Smith, To Dare a Future, Manic Streets of Perth, English Toss on Planet Andong & Girls Like Funny Boys. With a politically incorrect take on life similar to Irvine Welsh, Christopher Brookmyre and Carl Hiaasen, Franklin's profanity-filled work, which often centres on dysfunctional loners, is not for the easily offended.