English Toss on Planet Andong

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Baby Ice Dog Press, 2009 - Australian fiction - 374 pages
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A biting black comedy that centers on three hopeless expat teachers in South Korea who have all ended up in an ESL classroom for the wrong reasons.

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 its the baffling natives and unhinged flatmates that really start to convince him hes 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 living.

The author has an excellent ear for dialogue and some of his set-pieces are laugh out loud funny. 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

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User Review  - Tropical-Library - LibraryThing

This book sounded promising and it seems to work well for people -- but not for me I'm afraid. I didn't find any of the characters interesting enough to keep reading to see what happened to them and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

After being really excited about what promised to be a witty satire I was greatly disappointed in this book. The Characters are flimsy at best. Paul, the main character, who had the potential to be a ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Dave Franklin is the author of five novels - Looking for Sarah Jane Smith,
To Dare a Future, Manic Streets of Perth, English Toss on Planet Andong &
Girls Like Funny Boys.
With a politically incorrect take on life similar to the likes of Irvine
Welsh, Christopher Brookmyre and Carl Hiaasen, Franklin's caustic brand of
profanity-filled lad lit, which often centres on dysfunctional loners, is
not for the easily offended.

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