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by Dominic Holland

eBook Only in America epub
  • ISBN: 0340819863
  • Author: Dominic Holland
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (December 31, 2002)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1931 kb
  • FB2 size 1853 kb
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Only in America ‘This book is the best thing to come out of Holland since tulips’ Harry Hill.

This book is the best thing to come out of Holland since tulips’ Harry Hill. Laugh out loud funny all over the place and absolutely screaming to be a film’ Mark Billingham, author of Sleepyhead. A good read with a clever plot. the narrative is laced with musing on the minor perplexities of life’ Evening Standard.

Only In America book. I can’t imagine what Dominic Holland is trying to do here except perhaps take a dig at all the Grammar Nazis out ther. .Some grammar rules are made to be broken, but this is just annoying. And Holland clearly knows he’s doing it because it’s all underlined in red. It would jump out at him like a tea-total sober person in a kebab house.

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Dominic Anthony Holland (born 6 May 1967) is an English comedian, author and broadcaster. He won the 1993 Perrier Best Newcomer Award in Edinburgh. His BBC Radio 4 series, The Small World of Dominic Holland (a reference to his 5'6" height), won a Comic Heritage Award. Holland has written five novels. Holland was born in Brent, Middlesex, the son of Teresa (Quigley) and John Holland. His father was from the Isle of Man and his mother was Irish.

€˜Short, smart and packed full of jokes, if this book wore glasses it. would be Dominic Holland’.

How does a film script by an unknown writer fall in to the hands of a Hollywood movie boss and what happens if he sets his ‘people’ to shoot it. They have no idea that the writer is stuck in a dead end job in London with no way of knowing that her script is causing pandemonium Stateside. €˜Short, smart and packed full of jokes, if this book wore glasses it. €˜Laugh out loud funny all over the place and absolutely screaming.

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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 cut through the Hollywood madness, save his own job, and rescue Milly from obscurity. All he has to do is find her. So begins a breathless romantic hunt, and a hilarious modern day fairytale from a sensational new voice in contemporary comic fiction.
Comments: (4)
Gaiauaco
Another great book by Dom Holland with an inside-ish look to how movies are started.
Hystana
A hilarious screwball comedy of missed connections & mistaken identity, full of memorable characters. You'll cheer for Milly and hope that she gets her big break.
MEGA FREEDY
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 not place a little starred line to indicate to the reader that the scene has changed? Is that too much to ask?

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The other strange anomaly is the author’s habit of reversing the direct speech mark (the inverted quotation marks) before speech and then preceding this with a kind of mid-height full stop. I know I’m not describing this very well, so allow me to demonstrate;

•’If we get nothing out of all this ….’

Or just this one-word sentence;

•’Accepted.’ •

Is that a bit kooky or what?

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You’ll also have two people holding a conversation in the same paragraph, so you’re fooled into thinking it’s just one guy, and then a paragraph will stop mid-sentence, and carry on as a new paragraph. For example;

‘There’s nothing

Wrong with wanting to be liked. ’ •

So combining all these weird ways of writing makes for very eccentric reading indeed. Check out this one paragraph;

‘So why send it in?’•To make a point?’ Josie suggested.•Mitch thought about this for a moment. ‘Nah, that’s bullsh*t.’•’But Josie might be right,’ …..

How mad is that? And it happens ALL THE TIME and makes for a very frustrating read. I can’t imagine what Dominic Holland is trying to do here except perhaps take a dig at all the Grammar Nazis out there …. like me, I suppose.

Some grammar rules are made to be broken, but this is just annoying. And Holland clearly knows he’s doing it because it’s all underlined in red. It would jump out at him like a tea-total sober person in a kebab house. The book has been reviewed by Angus Deayton, Graham Norton, Harry Hill, Barry Cryer and a whole bunch of others, and not one of them, it seems, has said, “Dude, what are you playing at? Get this thing edited. Find an eight-year-old to edit it for you. At least make it readable!”

So why the 5 Star? Why the 5 Star when there’s so many outlandish grammatical errors? I’ll tell you. Because this book made me laugh and it made me cry. Alright, I wasn’t really crying, just in case you spotted me on the tube and thought I was welling up, because I wasn’t. Okay?

But apart from all that, this is an excellent storyline with a novel twist to it. The characters are really well developed and you can’t help liking them. Jonson was my favourite. An extremely likeable black guy who starts the book with an afro that would put Erykah Badu to shame. It’s doesn’t last – the afro, that is - but that’s another story.

I think there’s a lot more to come from Dominic Holland. The ability to write from both the male and female POV is quite a talent, not to mention the capability to force the reader to say, “Oh no! Mitch, get a grip! How can you not …..” is quite riveting

All in all an excellent read, and I book I would heartedly recommend.
Hulis
As I began the book, I wasn't quite sure where it would all go, but after just a few pages, I was smiling ear to ear to see what the author was slowly building.

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 mayhem happen, and wondering when person x will find out about person y, and so on.

Only In America is a really fun book with so many funny moments! I laughed out loud many times, and was so disappointed when the story ended, not because of any fault in the story itself, but because I was having so much fun along the way!

I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fun story filled with twists, turns, and lots of laughs and smiles. Due to the subject matter, anyone who's a writer in any way will also appreciate the book just from that perspective. No matter what your profession or interest though, this one's a winner!
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