Published on November 12th, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds
Looking for Sarah Jane Smith?
Dave Franklin’s acerbic Doctor Who-inspired debut Looking for Sarah Jane Smith is now available as an ebook – so you can view the Kasterborous dubbed ‘post-modern laddist cult classic’ with sparkling back-lit wonder.
The novel/ebook thingy sees Marty, trapped in a Welsh nightmare of a terrible job and failingÂ love-life, fleeing his idiotic mates,Â Â the loveable loser John and the ultra-macho Wasp Boy and upping sticks to Australia – with dreams of meetingÂ an exquisite girl like his Doctor Who heroine, Sarah Jane Smith.
While not in any means a Doctor Who book, â€œLooking for Sarah Jane Smithâ€ is a good example of how Doctor Who has infiltrated the national psyche, and has previously been available both as a single book and as part of Franklin’s collection, â€œManic Streets of Perthâ€.
Franklin, an ex-pat himself, described the novel as “a bleak, vicious comedy” with the blurb calling for readers who suspects life is a bit rubbish.
You can also read the first chapter on at Baby Ice Dog Press now.
Pick up a copy from Amazon for just four hundred and sixty pence.