Only in America

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This book is crying out to be a movie!

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This book is crying out to be a movie! I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Great characters and plot twists that all come together for a really fun, uplifting story. I highly recommend giving it a read!

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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?

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S Robinson

” A riveting read “

A riveting read. The storyline, consisting of many comedic twists, will have the reader laughing through tears of frustration. The characters are likeable and funny, though often you want to beat them for not being able to connect the dots.

 

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” A riveting read “

A riveting read. The storyline, consisting of many comedic twists, will have the reader laughing through tears of frustration. The characters are likeable and funny, though often you want to beat them for not being able to connect the dots.

 

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S Robinson

A Lehrer

“A truly wonderful read “

It is so easy to forget to dream and think big at times. The monotony of everyday life can sink in and convince one that this is it, no more upward growth to come. But then sometimes, fate can jump in and mix things up, because, why not? I once told a friend that the reason she had people that loved her is because she put good energy out into the world and the love she experienced was that energy coming back for her. This memory prompted a smile as I finished “Only in America” having just read a marvelous story about someone’s energy coming back to them in the best way.

I really enjoyed how relatable the character of Milly was throughout the story. She has a job that she is excellent at, but does not particularly like. She has parents that love her but want more for her. She is subject to dinner parties, blind dates, and wishful glances from men. And lastly, she has a big dream that she hopes will come true. These hopes are not supported by actions though as Milly is convinced that putting herself out there will not yield any positive results. So the dream taunts her daily, with opportunities and moments that Milly often let slip by. Milly’s musing that self-esteem is not taught in school was refreshing to see because it is so true. We are often taught how to obtain and retain knowledge, but rarely, if ever, taught how to believe in ourselves. Us millennials are often referred to as naïve and greedy when we want to feel good about ourselves and work in a job that we are passionate about. Why must we want so much? Why cannot just be happy with what we have been given? It is true that the mentality of believing in yourself can be taken too far, leading to arrogance or the thought that you have never quite reached your potential so you must keep pushing, but on the other hand a strong dose of newfound self-esteem never hurt anybody.

It was wonderful to see Milly’s character discover her own newfound self-esteem throughout the story as she slowly realizes that she is more than she thinks and that she can go further. Once Milly starts to take chances and stick up for herself, that is when fate knows she is ready for her dream to come true and for all of the good, hardworking energy she had put out in the world to come back to her. But this journey cannot happen easily of course! Mr. Holland did a superb job of writing a story that kept you hooked right until the very end. How would all these characters interact? How could the domino effect of one single mishap really lead to a life changing event? How many times can characters interact without really interacting? And so on.

“Only in America” was a truly wonderful read and I am grateful to Mr. Holland for reminding us that it is alright to dream big and to fight for it. Even if it does not happen right away, or in the way that you have dreamt, it can still happen. Life can have a way of surprising you, sometimes in the best way. Thank you Mr. Holland for another enjoyable journey.

 

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“A truly wonderful read “

It is so easy to forget to dream and think big at times. The monotony of everyday life can sink in and convince one that this is it, no more upward growth to come. But then sometimes, fate can jump in and mix things up, because, why not? I once told a friend that the reason she had people that loved her is because she put good energy out into the world and the love she experienced was that energy coming back for her. This memory prompted a smile as I finished “Only in America” having just read a marvelous story about someone’s energy coming back to them in the best way.

I really enjoyed how relatable the character of Milly was throughout the story. She has a job that she is excellent at, but does not particularly like. She has parents that love her but want more for her. She is subject to dinner parties, blind dates, and wishful glances from men. And lastly, she has a big dream that she hopes will come true. These hopes are not supported by actions though as Milly is convinced that putting herself out there will not yield any positive results. So the dream taunts her daily, with opportunities and moments that Milly often let slip by. Milly’s musing that self-esteem is not taught in school was refreshing to see because it is so true. We are often taught how to obtain and retain knowledge, but rarely, if ever, taught how to believe in ourselves. Us millennials are often referred to as naïve and greedy when we want to feel good about ourselves and work in a job that we are passionate about. Why must we want so much? Why cannot just be happy with what we have been given? It is true that the mentality of believing in yourself can be taken too far, leading to arrogance or the thought that you have never quite reached your potential so you must keep pushing, but on the other hand a strong dose of newfound self-esteem never hurt anybody.

It was wonderful to see Milly’s character discover her own newfound self-esteem throughout the story as she slowly realizes that she is more than she thinks and that she can go further. Once Milly starts to take chances and stick up for herself, that is when fate knows she is ready for her dream to come true and for all of the good, hardworking energy she had put out in the world to come back to her. But this journey cannot happen easily of course! Mr. Holland did a superb job of writing a story that kept you hooked right until the very end. How would all these characters interact? How could the domino effect of one single mishap really lead to a life changing event? How many times can characters interact without really interacting? And so on.

“Only in America” was a truly wonderful read and I am grateful to Mr. Holland for reminding us that it is alright to dream big and to fight for it. Even if it does not happen right away, or in the way that you have dreamt, it can still happen. Life can have a way of surprising you, sometimes in the best way. Thank you Mr. Holland for another enjoyable journey.

 

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A Lehrer

Rachel L

“I was captivated by the story”

I was captivated by the story from the moment I picked it up! A fantasy novel that let’s you get lost in Milly’s world and feel her ups and downs from start to finish. A nail biter at times, but I’m glad she got the ending she deserved! I wish for a sequel to keep her story going

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“I was captivated by the story”

I was captivated by the story from the moment I picked it up! A fantasy novel that let’s you get lost in Milly’s world and feel her ups and downs from start to finish. A nail biter at times, but I’m glad she got the ending she deserved! I wish for a sequel to keep her story going

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Rachel L

Luca B

“His eyebrow must have looked like an epileptic caterpillar.”

His eyebrow must have looked like an epileptic caterpillar. Now, you are curious.  Then, you will read the book. And, you’re going to love it. I promise.

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“His eyebrow must have looked like an epileptic caterpillar.”

His eyebrow must have looked like an epileptic caterpillar. Now, you are curious.  Then, you will read the book. And, you’re going to love it. I promise.

Click here to buy your own copy of Only in America

Luca B

Scotia

“I genuinely liked Dominic’s writing style as it kept the pace moving along.”

Nice set ups, even though some are predictable, and overall a lovely read. The characters are only sketched but that’s all they need to be for the best comic effect. Any attempt at depth would have ruined the timing. This is fun, not literary genius. I genuinely liked Dominic’s writing style as it kept the pace moving along. I do have to admit that I ordered a free Kindle copy but I think it would have been worth the purchase price and is a fine opener for reading some more of Mr Holland’s comic writing.

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“I genuinely liked Dominic’s writing style as it kept the pace moving along.”

Nice set ups, even though some are predictable, and overall a lovely read. The characters are only sketched but that’s all they need to be for the best comic effect. Any attempt at depth would have ruined the timing. This is fun, not literary genius. I genuinely liked Dominic’s writing style as it kept the pace moving along. I do have to admit that I ordered a free Kindle copy but I think it would have been worth the purchase price and is a fine opener for reading some more of Mr Holland’s comic writing.

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Scotia

J Millward

“Go read it you may laugh to”

I found this book up-lifting. I’d like to think I have the same sense if humour as the author as in parts I laughed loudly on the train. Go read it you may laugh to.

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“Go read it you may laugh to”

I found this book up-lifting. I’d like to think I have the same sense if humour as the author as in parts I laughed loudly on the train. Go read it you may laugh to.

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J Millward

Kelvin F

“This was a hard to put down book..”

This was a hard to put down book, and there’s not many that do that for me. It was probably always going to be an obvious ending for this feel good novel but the story telling was excellent on the way there. The only criticism was the last couple of paragraphs seemed to round up the story in too much of a rush; could have been a little more flamboyant I think. But highly recommended by me.

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“This was a hard to put down book..”

This was a hard to put down book, and there’s not many that do that for me. It was probably always going to be an obvious ending for this feel good novel but the story telling was excellent on the way there. The only criticism was the last couple of paragraphs seemed to round up the story in too much of a rush; could have been a little more flamboyant I think. But highly recommended by me.

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Kelvin F

Claire C

“This book is crying out to be a movie!”

This book is crying out to be a movie! I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Great characters and plot twists that all come together for a really fun, uplifting story. I highly recommend giving it a read!

Click here to buy your own copy of Only in America

“This book is crying out to be a movie!”

This book is crying out to be a movie! I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Great characters and plot twists that all come together for a really fun, uplifting story. I highly recommend giving it a read!

Click here to buy your own copy of Only in America

Claire C

Chris Barnett

“A hilarious story with tremendous characters, definitely worthy of 5 stars!”

This was a great read and I highly recommend it. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it so much but I can honestly say I found it very entertaining, interesting, informative and extremely funny. Look out for the scene in the hotel bedroom, this was probably the funniest chapter I have ever read and I genuinely had tears in my eyes trying to get through it. If you enjoy reading books by authors such as David Nicholls, Nick Hornby or Mark Watson then you should definitely add Dominic Holland to your list.

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“A hilarious story with tremendous characters, definitely worthy of 5 stars!”

This was a great read and I highly recommend it. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it so much but I can honestly say I found it very entertaining, interesting, informative and extremely funny. Look out for the scene in the hotel bedroom, this was probably the funniest chapter I have ever read and I genuinely had tears in my eyes trying to get through it. If you enjoy reading books by authors such as David Nicholls, Nick Hornby or Mark Watson then you should definitely add Dominic Holland to your list.

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Chris Barnett

Zimmy0

“I really enjoyed Open Links by the same author so purchased this …”

I really enjoyed Open Links by the same author so purchased this one (actually it’s free!). It might be a preposterous plot with zillion to one coincidences but so what? It was a joy to read; one of those books that make you laugh out load and shed quiet tears. It’s not high art but it’s a cracking tale that rattles along at a great pace. I loved it.

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“I really enjoyed Open Links by the same author so purchased this …”

I really enjoyed Open Links by the same author so purchased this one (actually it’s free!). It might be a preposterous plot with zillion to one coincidences but so what? It was a joy to read; one of those books that make you laugh out load and shed quiet tears. It’s not high art but it’s a cracking tale that rattles along at a great pace. I loved it.

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Zimmy0

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