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Camaraderie
     

Camaraderie

by Dave Franklin
 

Friends. We all need them. And some of us are happy to go to extraordinary lengths to find them...

Length: 3,500 words.

This low-key tale is the gentlest story in Dave Franklin's dark fiction anthology, Begin The Madness: The Straitjacket Blues Trilogy.

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Overview

Friends. We all need them. And some of us are happy to go to extraordinary lengths to find them...

Length: 3,500 words.

This low-key tale is the gentlest story in Dave Franklin's dark fiction anthology, Begin The Madness: The Straitjacket Blues Trilogy.

About The Author

Dave Franklin has also written eight novels. With a politically incorrect take on life similar to Irvine Welsh and Bret Easton Ellis, his caustic, profanity-filled prose is not for the easily offended. 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: Stories of Unease
The Goodreads Killer: The Trilogy
Begin The Madness
(An anthology of the above titles)

Nice Man Jack: A Jack The Ripper Novella

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

EROTICA / HUMOUR

Bawdy Blokes: Three Porno Funnies

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149542093
Publisher:
Baby Ice Dog Press
Publication date:
03/30/2014
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
106 KB

Meet the Author

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 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, 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 black 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 eleven books, remains being published in a fishing magazine.

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