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Only In America

3.22 of 5 stars 3.22  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  11 reviews
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 cu ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published January 20th 2003 by Hodder Paperbacks (first published May 2nd 2002)
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Sean Patrick Brennan
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
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Rebecca
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
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Rhi
Nov 17, 2011 Rhi rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011, 1-star
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
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Chad
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 ...more
Cat
An easy, lazy-Sunday read.
Lynne Mendoza
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.
Adam
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
Linda
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.
Lily
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 :)
Saima
Easy to read and enjoyable. Actually read it in one sitting and found it quite entertaining. Would recommend for light reading
Salnika
Reading this book felt like watching a rom-com movie. And a really really good one.
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Dominic Holland has been a professional stand-up comedian for over 20 years and has become one of the most regarded and respected comedians of his generation.

‘The UK’s master of observational comedy ’ The Sunday Times‘A top notch stand-up who everyone should see’ The Daily Telegraph

But Dominic’s favourite quote comes from the late Bob Monkhouse – ‘Dominic Holland is the UK’s funniest not-yet-famou
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