*** R-rated for sex, bad language and disturbing themes ***
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Based on the Grimm short story series. The fairy tales you know with a wicked twist.A woman, Jane, who seems out of place in her own world is transported to a world of fairy tales. All is not happy endings, for the world of AaBack's Grimm holds a dark and deadly secret for Jane.In our world, Jane has lived life as if a curse has been on her…
Part coming of age story, part exploration of the maddening nature of dreams, Girls Like Funny Boys is a potent mix of sexual obsession, guilt and fame.
'Gina crouched, resting on her haunches to continue the conversation. Her legs were too far apart. There was a hole in her black tights just above the left knee. Johnny felt a hot urge to poke a finger in it. He wished she'd leave him alone. He wished she wasn't wearing tights. He stared at her lopsided mouth and the way her fat lower lip jutted out. It was so red it bordered on purple, the colour of strawberries on the turn.'
Meet Johnny Goodwin. He's grown up in a quiet Brisbane suburb with loving parents, a faithful dog and an unrequited yearning for his teenage sweetheart, Angie Everson.
Now in his last year at school, he's finally caught her eye by starring in a teacher-baiting pantomime. Dreams are already taking shape of a career in entertainment, perhaps with Angie by his side.
And all he's got to do is pass his exams, get to uni and keep away from Gina Wood, that weird girl who once let him touch her…
"Girls Like Funny Boys wasn't what I expected - and that's simply not fair as Dave Franklin's not meant to be writing to a formula. But I really didn't expect to find this as engaging, involving and emotional as I did. I loved Johnny, rode the waves of his life every step of the way. I laughed out loud at points in this book and found myself sniffing back tears at other points... Most of all I just loved this book." - Australian Crime Fiction
Length: 115,000 words
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: Three Ultra-Dark Comedies - is also available.
HORROR / SUPERNATURAL / DARK FANTASY - Straitjacket Blues 1-3: Stories of Unease & The Goodreads Killer: The Trilogy. A bargain-priced anthology of these three 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 (which includes Looking For Sarah Jane Smith) - is also available.
EROTICA / HUMOROUS - Bawdy Blokes: Three Porno Funnies.