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October 14 , 2009

To Dare A Future: A Novel of Rage


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

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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

Length: 62,000 words.

*** R-rated for violence and bad language ***


About The Author

Dave Franklin has written six novels, none of which should be read to small children at bedtime. In fact, his caustic, profanity-filled prose, which often centres on dysfunctional loners, should be approached with caution. Here's a handy guide to his full-length work:

DARK COMEDY - Looking For Sarah Jane Smith, Manic Streets of Perth & English Toss on Planet Andong. A bargain-priced anthology of these three titles - Evil Arse Soup - is also available.

HORROR / SUPERNATURAL / DARK FANTASY - Straitjacket Blues 1-3 & The Goodreads Killer: The Trilogy. A bargain-priced anthology of these titles - Begin The Madness - is also available.

URBAN / CRIME / PSYCHOLOGICAL - To Dare A Future & Girls Like Funny Boys. A bargain-priced anthology of these titles - Blundering Blokes - is also available.

EROTICA / HUMOROUS - Bawdy Blokes: Three Porno Funnies.

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