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To Dare A Future: A Novel of Rage [Kindle Edition]

Dave Franklin

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Book Description

We all have black thoughts. It's just some of us act on them.

A van driver with abduction and murder on his mind.
An eleven-year-old girl snatched on her way home from ballet.
A tortured reporter, happy to use her death and the terrifying reign of a child killer to help make his name…

"Don't let the rather bland title put you off – this second novel by Dave Franklin is an impressive pacey read, spiced with ethical dilemmas as well as his earthy dialogue and humour." – Sunday Times

"Franklin's first novel, Looking for Sarah Jane Smith, introduced his unique brand of bitter humour as he journeyed out of Wales into Aussie territory. In this new book, Franklin chooses to return to familiar territory, setting the novel in Portsmouth, on England's south coast. His raw-edged honesty and earthy humour combine to make a compelling portrayal of one man's undoing against a backdrop of murder, brutality and desperate love. It is a gritty and vicious novel." – Post Newspapers

Length: 62,000 words.


About the author
Dave Franklin is the author of six novels – Looking for Sarah Jane Smith, To Dare a Future, Manic Streets of Perth, English Toss on Planet Andong, Girls Like Funny Boys & The Goodreads Killer: The Trilogy.
With a politically incorrect take on life similar to Irvine Welsh and Bret Easton Ellis, Franklin's caustic, profanity-filled prose, which often centres on dysfunctional loners, is not for the easily offended.


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"Don't let the rather bland title put you off - this second novel by Dave Franklin is an impressive pacey read, spiced with ethical dilemmas as well as his earthy dialogue and humour." - Sunday Times

"Franklin's first novel, Looking for Sarah Jane Smith, introduced his unique brand of bitter humour as he journeyed out of Wales into Aussie territory. In this new book, Franklin chooses to return to familiar territory, setting the novel in Portsmouth, on England's south coast. His raw-edged honesty and earthy humour combine to make a compelling portrayal of one man's undoing against a backdrop of murder, brutality and desperate love. It is a gritty and vicious novel with an unredeemable hero." - Post Newspapers

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 caustic brand of profanity-filled lad lit, which often centres on dysfunctional loners, is not for the easily offended.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1959 KB
  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499280955
  • Publisher: Baby Ice Dog Press (4 Sept. 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004D4YJN8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #834,257 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in Wales, Dave Franklin published his first story in a national fishing magazine at the age of sixteen. He emigrated to Australia in 1999 and made his living as a reporter, earning the distinction of being sacked twice by the same Perth-based newspaper group. He then spent nearly three years teaching English in South Korea, during which the mortality rate of the children under his care remained at an impressive zero. He now teaches ESL to adults in Brisbane, helping (among others) Thai Lady Boys get to grips with their past participles.

The major theme of Dave's small, character-driven stories is alienation, the symptoms of which include male immaturity, misogyny, dysfunction, xenophobia, self-destruction, violence and a childish glee in winding up the politically correct. There are no car chases or explosions in his books; instead he prefers outlandish sex scenes while focusing on exasperated loners full of doubt.

Readers who like his work tend to see its humour (and disdain for his own characters) whereas his harshest critics take everything at face value. Indeed, some observers would suggest that the highlight of his writing career, which has seen him produce ten books, remains being published in a fishing magazine.

A Handy Guide To Dave's Full-Length Work:

DARK COMEDY / SATIRE
Looking For Sarah Jane Smith
Manic Streets of Perth
English Toss on Planet Andong
Evil Arse Soup (A bargain-priced anthology of the above titles)

HORROR / SUPERNATURAL / DARK FANTASY
Straitjacket Blues 1 - 3
The Goodreads Killer
Begin The Madness (A bargain-priced anthology of the above titles)

URBAN / CRIME / PSYCHOLOGICAL
Girls Like Funny Boys
To Dare A Future

EROTICA / HUMOUR
Bawdy Blokes: Three Porno Funnies

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4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly different 8 Aug. 2013
By S. Pearson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A well-written murder mytery that avoids the usual cliches; there is a murderer, and a crime reporter, but neither are stereotypes. Most of the book is taken up with the daily life of the crime reporter, who becomes more of an anti-hero as the book progresses. I wont say anything more but sum up by saying I enjoyed this book; as a bonus it was free of typos and/or grammatical errors. That's a nice change!
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