Only In America

Only In America How does a film script by an unknown writer get to be read by a Hollywood studio boss What happens if he loves it And what do his people do if they have no idea who wrote it Stuck in workaday London

  • Title: Only In America
  • Author: Dominic Holland
  • ISBN: 9780340819869
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • How does a film script by an unknown writer get to be read by a Hollywood studio boss What happens if he loves it And what do his people do if they have no idea who wrote it Stuck in workaday London, rejected by the literary elite, wannabe screenwriter Milly has no idea of the pandemonium her script is causing Stateside And so it falls to LA movie executive Mitch to cuHow does a film script by an unknown writer get to be read by a Hollywood studio boss What happens if he loves it And what do his people do if they have no idea who wrote it Stuck in workaday London, rejected by the literary elite, wannabe screenwriter Milly has no idea of the pandemonium her script is causing Stateside And so it falls to LA movie executive Mitch to cut through the Hollywood madness, save his own job, and rescue Milly from obscurity All he has to do is find her.

    One thought on “Only In America”

    1. This is a very good book, very readable, but it’s in desperate need of an edit.For starters it jumps around all over the place with no break in the prose to indicate a change of situation. So you might have for instance a scene with a couple of blokes on a plane over the Atlantic which without warning carries on into a dinner party 5000 miles away or a hotel scene in Central London. You have to kind of shake your head about, gather yourself and realise where exactly in the story you are.Why no [...]

    2. This was an enjoyable read! My first adult book in a long time! Whoo!Girl works at the front desk at a posh hotel in London and writes a screen play based on a crazy best friend. She gives it to him to read and one of his crazy jobs leads him to delivering a package in Los Angeles and on the flight, ends up sitting next to a huge, important Hollywood producer. The company he runs hasn't had a hit in a while and somehow the screen play ends up in the producer's pile, he reads and loves it. But th [...]

    3. Well at least it was over with quickly.This one time, the main character Milly, 32, got to work late because she overslept. She had been writing in her diary till late! How quirky!There is a cast of characters, all who sound the same. A few of them are written phonetically, which always pisses me off in a story. Stereoypical Turkish hotel owner, common pornography workers, American movie executives; this book had them all.The narrative jumped all over the place between a variety of characters, t [...]

    4. As I began the book, I wasn't quite sure where it would all go, but after just a few pages more, I was smiling ear to ear to see what Mr. Holland was slowly doing. The action goes back and forth between London and Los Angeles, and the reader is taken effortlessly through time zones back and forth as the story unfolds. This is one of those "in the know" books I love reading, when the reader is given some inside information none of the characters seem to have, so it's like you're just watching may [...]

    5. This one took a little while before I got into the story. I think the character development was a little choppy at first because of how the story bounced around to each of the main characters. Eventually it paid off. I couldn't put it down over the last half of the book. It's a hilarious story with a perfect ending. The conclusion of the plot may have been a bit predictable, but the journey to that conclusion was the exact opposite. I laughed out loud many times, not usual when reading by yourse [...]

    6. I really liked this book. In addition to being an easy page turner, I liked the "argh!" moments when circumstances ensured that the obvious pointers for opportunities were missed by the characters.I've just read two more of his books that are in a very different vein (reviews to follow) and that I really couldn't put down.

    7. I never laugh out loud, but had no choice during the christening scene in this fabulous book. Loved it. Really cheered me up. This is the second Dominic Holland book I've read and am disappointed there haven't been any more.

    8. Easy to read and enjoyable. Actually read it in one sitting and found it quite entertaining. Would recommend for light reading

    9. A good read, but could have possibly done with a little more character development but left hanging at the end. A bit choppy in places but overall, a reasonable book

    10. This was a fun little bubble gum read. Light read, in need of editing and scene separation but an easy quick enjoyable read. Think fluffy rom-com

    11. Quite simply, a rom-com in book form. I loved it, read it in about two hours and it really cheered me up. Conclusion a bit inevitable, sure, but it was a nice fun read :)

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