Ticket to Hollywood

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
216 Pages
Reviewed on 04/22/2013
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ryan Morris for Readers' Favorite

"Ticket to Hollywood", the second book in an eleven part comedy series by the late Gary Reilly, follows the mis-adventures of Brendon Murphy or “Murph”, an unpublished author/cab driver from Denver, Colorado, who makes up for his lack of motivation and social skills with an abundance of dry wit. In this story, Murph finds himself becoming far too involved for his liking in the life of an aspiring young actress, when she forgets her purse in the back of his cab. Things start getting out of hand when the asphalt hero tries, against his better judgment, to return the purse in person, only to find that the girl has disappeared. He was the last person to see her and the police want to see him. Because of all this, Murph loses his job, ends up starting a production company and flying to Hollywood in an attempt to sort the whole mess out.

This book is enormously funny and leaves you wanting to spend more time with the grumpy and sarcastic but very likable protagonist. Gary Reilly wrote over twenty novels, eleven of those being Murph novels, without going to a publisher or having an agent, wanting first to build up and refine his body of work before releasing it to the public. Sadly he passed away in 2011 before getting the chance to see any of his novels printed. Gladly, they are now being published and I'm very much looking forward to joining Murph for more adventurous ordeals with the release of the third book in the series, "The Heart of Darkness Club".