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A biting black comedy that centres on three hopeless expat teachers.Every year thousands of people travel to faraway lands to tea... Weiterlesen
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A biting black comedy that centres on three hopeless expat teachers.

Every year thousands of people travel to faraway lands to teach English as a foreign language. The fools. One such expat is Paul Taylor, a heartbroken Aussie looking for a fresh start in a South Korean classroom. The lack of training isn't much of a help, but it's the baffling natives and unhinged flatmates that really start to convince him he's crash-landed in another galaxy...

Packed with over the top characters, English Toss is a demented sitcom of a novel that revels in the extremes of expat dislocation.

"The author has an excellent ear for dialogue and some of his set-pieces are laugh out loud funny... Dave Franklin probably won't be the last author to offer his take on Korean life - he might just be the most caustic and honest, though." - Groove Korea magazine

"Startlingly different." - Australian Crime Fiction website

"...the writing has pace, and is hilarious in places. An expose on Korean culture on and ESL teaching this book is not. But as a simple black comedy, English Toss is worth reading." - The Korea Herald

*** R-rated for bad language, politically incorrect humour and disturbing themes ***

Length: 107,000 words.

About The Author

Dave Franklin's caustic, profanity-laced prose 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 Evil Arse Soup (An anthology of the above titles)

HORROR / SUPERNATURAL / DARK FANTASY Straitjacket Blues 1-3 The Goodreads Killer: The Trilogy Begin The Madness (An anthology of the above titles)

CRIME / PSYCHOLOGICAL Girls Like Funny Boys To Dare A Future

Blundering Blokes (An anthology of the above titles)

Riders on the Storm and other Killer Songs


Bawdy Blokes: Three Porno Funnies


Born in Wales, Dave Franklin published his first story in a national fishing magazine at the age of sixteen. He immigrated 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 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, self-destruction, xenophobia, religion, 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, twisted sex scenes while focusing on exasperated loners full of doubt.

Readers who like his work tend to see its black comedy (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 nine novels, remains being published in a fishing magazine.


Titel: English Toss on Planet Andong
EAN: 9781498970853
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Baby Ice Dog Press
Genre: Comic, Cartoon
Veröffentlichung: 30.03.2014
Dateigrösse: 0.4 MB