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Ticket To Hollywood (Asphalt Warrior #2)

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In Ticket to Hollywood, the second of 11 comic novels about Denver cab driver Brendan Murphy, a.k.a “Murph,” a young woman on the way to a showing of The Great Gatsby leaves her purse behind in Murph’s Rocky Mountain Taxi Cab #127—and then goes missing. Murph finds himself confronted by police and loses his job. He becomes entangled with filmmakers and makes his way to Los...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 3rd 2012 by Running Meter Press
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Nov 15, 2013 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a laugh
Recommended to Katy by: JKS Communication
Shelves: ebook
Book Info: Genre: Comedic mystery
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Anyone who likes to laugh
Trigger Warnings: Excessive laughter? You know, if you have a weak bladder or something you might want to be careful.

My Thoughts: This book was hilarious. Murph was a wonderfully fun character, full of wisdom and wisecracks and strange, random thoughts that cause startled outbursts of laughter. This review will consist to a huge degree of quotes from the book, which I think will do a much better job o...more
Beth Sniffs Books
In the first book, The Asphalt Warrior, we are introduced to Murph, a cab driver in Denver, Colorado. Readers get a really good sense of who Murph is through his thoughts, observations, habits, back story, and his world. I LOVED The Asphalt Warrior which is why my review for the second title, Ticket to Hollywood, has been difficult to compose. The truth is I didn't like Ticket to Hollywood nearly as much as I did The Asphalt Warrior -- review here. The plot in Ticket to Hollywood just didn't wor...more
Barry Wightman
There are precious few funny books out there - this is one. Smart, literate, with a big heart. Buy this book. Strike a blow for big yuks.
Mike McClanahan
Jan 08, 2013 Mike McClanahan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a grin, a giggle, or guffaw
Recommended to Mike by: Myself, after reading Gary's first novel
Murph’s back, and this time the delightfully idiosyncratic Denver cabbie is on a mission.

Brendan Murphy begins his shift determined to stick to his primary rule of cab driving – never get involved in the lives of your passengers. His monumental failure to observe his own dictum begins when he picks up a tipsy young woman in a Roaring Twenties flapper costume at her Capitol Hill apartment for a ride to a screening of “The Great Gatsby” at the Mile High Film Festival. When Murph tries to engage he...more
Definitely getting hooked on Murph. Don't ask.
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Ken Dowell
This is a local Denver story by a Denver writer. I suspect the main character is a type not uncommon in the region. Murph is a burger-frying, TV junkie who got older without any accompanying maturation in lifestyle. Good hearted and self deprecating and would vehemently deny the good-hearted part. I've never lived in Denver but have been there enough to appreciate the lcoal vibe and references. This book has the feel of a manuscript that a friend might have given you to read. I don't mean that i...more
I was really thankful to win this in a member giveaway. I started reading it when it arrived in my mailbox and I couldn't put it down. The author writes with a clever wit and is very enjoyable. I liked it even more because I have lived in both Denver and California, so it was interesting knowing the places the writer was referencing. My favorite thing about the book was that the author was constantly referencing books and movies. I do that constantly, so it was fun to be able to relate to the ch...more
Janet Craven
Another great story from Mr. Reilly. His plotting and humor are even stronger than in his first novel! Fun reading, great characters!
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Gary Reilly was a writer.

Simply stated, that was the essence of the man.

Born in Arkansas City, Kansas he spent his early years in Kansas and Colorado in a large Irish-Catholic family–seven brothers and sisters. The family moved to Denver where Gary attended parochial high school, graduating in 1967.

He served two years in the army, including a tour in Vietnam as a military policeman.

After discharge...more
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