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Not Another Happy Ending PDF Ì Not Another  PDF \
  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Not Another Happy Ending
  • David Solomons
  • English
  • 28 August 2019
  • 184845273X

Not Another Happy Ending[BOOKS] ✪ Not Another Happy Ending By David Solomons – Essayreview.co.uk Sometimes love needs a re write Novelisation by David Solomons BAFTA nominated screenwriter of The Fabulous Bagel Boys, Five Children and It of the quirky romantic comedy film Not Another Happy Ending Sometimes love needs a re write Novelisation by David Solomons BAFTA nominated screenwriter of The Fabulous Bagel Boys, Five Children and It of the quirky romantic comedy film Not Another Happy Ending, starring Karen Gillan Amy Pond in Dr Who Nebula in the forthcoming Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy , French actor Stanley Weber Therese Desqueyroux, Henry V, Borgia and Freya Manov Skins With her debut novel, Happy Ending, JANE LOCKHART pulled off that rare double critical acclaim and mainstream success But now, Not Another PDF \ with just the last chapter of the follow up book to write, she encounters crippling writer s block She has no idea how her story ends This is not good news for her publisher, TOM DUVAL His company is up against the wall financially and the only thing that will save him is a massive hit, in the form of Jane s next novel When he discovers that his most important author is blocked, Tom realises that he has to unblock her or he s finished Everyone knows that you have to be unhappy to be really creative, so Tom decides that the only way he s going to get her to complete the novel is to make her life a misery Set within the Scottish publishing industry, and filmed against a stunning backdrop of both romantic and hip Glasgow locations, Not Another Happy Ending is perfect for fans of One Day.


About the Author: David Solomons

David Solomons has been writing screenplays for many years His first feature film was an adaptation of Five Children and It starring Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Izzard, with gala screenings at the Toronto and Tribeca Film Festivals His latest film is a romantic comedy set in the world of publishing, Not Another Happy Ending Karen Gillan, Iain de Caestecker , which closed the Edinburgh International Film Festival My Brother is a Superhero is his first novel for children He was born in Glasgow and Not Another PDF \ now lives in Dorset with his wife and novelist Natasha, and son, Luke.


10 thoughts on “Not Another Happy Ending

  1. says:

    Why is it that the saddest endings always seem the truest In the stories I told myself I was always the heroine always reaching for my happy ending This is a delightful, cute, deliciously quirky love story A story of two young people who are complete opposites An intelligent and talented writer and an obnoxious, fierce publisher.It is an engaging light read for a bookish person that doesn t really enjoy romance that much Jane is a wonderful character, her thoughts and motions mirroWhy is it that the saddest endings always seem the truest In the stories I told myself I was always the heroine always reaching for my happy ending This is a delightful, cute, deliciously quirky love story A story of two young people who are complete opposites An intelligent and talented writer and an obnoxious, fierce publisher.It is an engaging light read for a bookish person that doesn t really enjoy romance that much Jane is a wonderful character, her thoughts and motions mirroring her hometown Tom is the Riviera bon vivant who, despite his joie de vivre lifestyle, means business when it comes to finding and publishing new writers The story takes place in Glasgow, one of my favourite cities in Europe A city that is quirky and hip, and incredibly bleak when it wills so Another element that gives a special something to the novel is the presence of none other than Jane Austen Yes, there are numerous references to her, and Elizabeth Bennet, Anne Elliot and Marianne Dashwood have their own cameos.I am not sure whether this is an original novel or a novelization of the 2013 British film, starring Karen Gillan as Jane, and the dashing Stanley Weber as Tom The film is brilliant, by the way, as is the book Watch the one, read the other Thank me later

  2. says:

    Self doubting thomasina, Jane Lockhart, is a debut author And she is facing rejections galore But finally, her angst ridden novel seems to have caught the eye of Tom Duval, volatile owner of independent and sinking publishing house Tristesse Books After many long sessions of brutal editing and verbal foreplay, Jane s book is published and she earns the double victory of critical acclaim and mainstream approval Oh, and she bumped uglies with dashing Tom Duval along the way But then Duval Self doubting thomasina, Jane Lockhart, is a debut author And she is facing rejections galore But finally, her angst ridden novel seems to have caught the eye of Tom Duval, volatile owner of independent and sinking publishing house Tristesse Books After many long sessions of brutal editing and verbal foreplay, Jane s book is published and she earns the double victory of critical acclaim and mainstream approval Oh, and she bumped uglies with dashing Tom Duval along the way But then Duval had to go and commit in Jane s eyes a heinous error and they parted ways Jane still has a two book contract with Tristesse Books And Duval s crumbling financial future rests on Jane delivering her second book on time She, however, has a bad case of Writer s Block a block brought about by Jane s newfound happiness Jane is by nature, an auteur mis rable, who can only allow her pen to metaphorically bleed or her laptop to sadly clack, as the case may be when she is filled with misery, despair and melancholy And so, Duval comes up with a fiendish set of ploys to deliver a sour helping of just that to Jane After all,Miserable Jane Finished Book Duval laughing all the way to the bank.And so, like the best laid plans of rude Frenchmen and ruddy cheeked Scottish schoolteachers, the plot proceeds with hits and misses.The book has a broad indie hipster vibe running through it, from Jane Lockhart s penchant for bowler hats to Tom Duval s snobbish disdain for mainstream cinema to the selection of literary Glasgow as a setting for the book I loved Tom Duval s character A grumpy and erudite Frenchman who gives up the sun and leggy filles of St.Tropez for the bleak, rain soaked romanticism of Glasgow and it s red headed lasses is a joy to read As the book is a novelization of the 2013 rom com movie by the same name, it s easy to place Stanley Weber s gorgeous face in the character of Tom Duval I wish I could say the same for Jane Lockhart s character I just didn t get Jane Lockhart Yep, that s the word Okay yes, for lovers of Zooey Deschanel s yes I rock a lot of polka dots school of thought, Jane may be a quirky and likeable character But for me, she came across as angsty for the sake of being angsty without actually redeeming her writer temperament This is ofcourse no reflection on Karen Gillan who plays Jane in the movie Because, let s face it, the doctor s companion will always be impeccable My second favourite character after Duval was his cherubic roommate, Roddy Roddy is the perfect sidekick I had the best laughs when Tom and Ruddy were making a Mission Impossible sized hash of their quest to make Jane miserable.In all, I was sufficiently hooked to finish the book in a day but not enad enough to give it a second read Hurray for hottie Tom Duval, ofcourse.Because, erm And yes, I will watch the movie, because hello ooo,look at the filtered perfection Ending the review with a passage that stayed with me Pg.No.359You don t have to be miserable to write See, this is a problem created by male poets standing on cliffs staring into the middle distance and perpetuated by novelists whose emotional intelligence is as pared down as their prose You don t have to wrestle your inner demons to produce great work, you can just as easily be sitting next to a warm fire with a nice cup of tea You write because you have to, because it gnaws away at your insides if you try to ignore it, because if you don t write you might as well be dead Because nothing else can make you so mad, so frustrated, so happy, and yes, so miserable Usually all at the same time. I can vouch for that

  3. says:

    I don t know that I can realistically give this book a star rating just because I know my experience with the material is weirdly biased I have seen the movie for this book many many times before ever picking this up While I enjoy the movie and it makes me weirdly happy, everyone I ve shown it to has told me it isn t good I agree to disagree and understand that it is something special for me I decided to read this after my most recent rewatch and I m glad I did I don t know which came first I don t know that I can realistically give this book a star rating just because I know my experience with the material is weirdly biased I have seen the movie for this book many many times before ever picking this up While I enjoy the movie and it makes me weirdly happy, everyone I ve shown it to has told me it isn t good I agree to disagree and understand that it is something special for me I decided to read this after my most recent rewatch and I m glad I did I don t know which came first but the book and the movie are pretty similar I appreciated the book because it does provide us with some details and justifications that aren t in the movie and I like that we get a littlebackstory and insight into the characters I read this slowly but also enjoyed the experience I thought the song titles at the beginning of each chapter was a cool idea but for the chapters where I did look up the song, I didn t really feel that the moods matched and I had a hard time seeing what they added to the story Overall I m glad that I read this I think people would belikely to enjoy the book than they would be to enjoy the movie so I think I wouldreadily recommend this

  4. says:

    You write because you have to, because it gnaws away at your insides if you try to ignore it, because if you don t write you might as well be dead Because nothing else can make you so mad, so frustrated, so happy and yes, so miserable Usually all at the same time Never have I read a book so perceptive in terms of exploring how writers think As an aspiring writer myself I found these sorts of little insights, scattered throughout the book so welcome and wonderfully true Jane s entire charac You write because you have to, because it gnaws away at your insides if you try to ignore it, because if you don t write you might as well be dead Because nothing else can make you so mad, so frustrated, so happy and yes, so miserable Usually all at the same time Never have I read a book so perceptive in terms of exploring how writers think As an aspiring writer myself I found these sorts of little insights, scattered throughout the book so welcome and wonderfully true Jane s entire characterisation is perfect, her attitude towards writing and her love for it above nearly all else so relatable and such a true portrayal of the agonising love affair writers have with their work The addition of the almost schizophrenic Darsie appearances added, to me, to its believability writers do talk to their characters, and once invented, they become entities of their own, who dictate and do whatever they like Solomons has delved into the world of both writing and publishing, presenting the ups and downs of the industry in a realistic yet lighthearted and humorous way, and his depictions of Glasgow, both through the voice of the narrator and through Jane s eyes, firmly establish the setting and give it a wonderful curled up under a blanket on a rainy day feel Solomons also sneaks in a brief exploration of the difficulties of adaptation from literature to cinema, opinions on fidelity to the original text and the way translating something into another medium can affect its meaning and overall feel As an English major currently studying Literature and Cinema and Stam s The Dialogics of Adaptation, this had particular resonance with me, and I enjoyed Solomons comical take on it All the characters are incredibly well written, bursting into life within reading a few sentences about them or a few lines of dialogue in particular, Roddy is a wonderful creation, providing refreshing moments of comic relief to break through theemotional scenes and Tom sdiabolical moments His deliberate distortion of English literature, when we see him at work teaching and the fact that his students actually believe it provides a wonderful satire of both the frustrations faced in the teaching profession and the obnoxiousness and inattentiveness of high school students everywhere Each and every character, however, is wonderfully complex Tom, the Riviera bred sophisticated Frenchman who has abandoned his life of luxury to struggle as a publisher in Scotland, and prefers cheap sausage rolls to all the fine cuisine of his homeland, Jane, who bakes cupcakes and yet fantasises about bashing her boyfriend s head into a typewriter, Nicola, gorgeous and glamorous, who writes about public transport for some inexplicable reason,and Willie, who fancies himself a top Hollywood screenwriter but just doesn t have the talent I bought the edition of this with the movie cover, but on my first reading, I had no idea it had been a film before it was a book, nor was I able to tell I was amazed to find out later that it was a novelisation, or at least a book that was sold as a film first and then Solomons went back and wrote the book most novelisations I ve read are often filled with unnecessary bits of backstory, weak writing and a very flat way of describing and storytelling, but this book was on par with many brilliantly written novels I ve read The writing style is witty, descriptive without being over the top, and this book, to me, was clearly not written by someone who just sat down with a screenplay and tried to transform it into prose, but by a gifted writer who has thought about what is required to make this into a NOVEL, not just a book version of the movie.In my opinion this book is a must read for all writers, who will, undoubtedly, find themselves reading something Jane has said and thinking that s me For those who aren t writers, this is a highly enjoyable romantic comedy brimming with quirky and loveable characters, hilarious plots and a brilliant love hate chemistry between the two main characters that will have you hooked

  5. says:

    This fair and honest review was promised in exchange for an eARC from the publisher, Harlequin Mira I am receiving no other renumeration for this and have requested none.3.5 stars rounded up First off I haven t seen the film version with Karen Gillan as Jane, yet, though I still want to, and unusually this is not strictly an adaptation of the film so far as I can tell, but the book written after the film was made Whether or not that makes it a novelisation is, I think, probably an arg This fair and honest review was promised in exchange for an eARC from the publisher, Harlequin Mira I am receiving no other renumeration for this and have requested none.3.5 stars rounded up First off I haven t seen the film version with Karen Gillan as Jane, yet, though I still want to, and unusually this is not strictly an adaptation of the film so far as I can tell, but the book written after the film was made Whether or not that makes it a novelisation is, I think, probably an arguable point Anyway I came into this book knowing only the cast of the film, and the setting and basic plot of both Not Another Happy Ending isn t the traditional, slightly stereotypical Harlequin romance one might expect For one thing, it has a plot which, I believe, would likely still carry it were the amount of romance drastically reduced, which has its own depth That isn t the case for most of the Harlequin novels I ve encountered That aside, it s not difficult to match at least some of the cast to the characters in one s mind For this, being in the order it is, there s less scope than usual to create your own visual and auditory impression of the characters in your head That isn t necessarily a problem, but it does make for a little dissonance here and there if you can t hear the dialogue spoken in the actors voices, which I couldn t always, particularly with Jane, being used to hearing Karen Gillan as herself and as Amelia Pond, who are both quite different from Jane in terms of personality That isn t a failing of the book I m sure I ll find out later whether it works better in the film version or not but I did find it slightly offputting, in an almost subconscious way.As for the story itself, it s decently paced, and carries itself along at a steady clip that brightens up what might otherwise drag, the flow of writing a novel of course feeling irregular for many authors, even those who make themselves sit down every day to write as Willie does This novel builds gradually but piece by piece and, while you can certainly see certain scenes coming, you re usually too interested in the present page to mind It isn t invariably so captivating, however I tend to five star books I don t want to break from before I finish reading them, and I took a couple of considerable breaks while reading this one where I got just a bit fed up, hence the rating I confess, I m not a fan of Tom, the main male protagonist Were I Jane I would have told him where to go in no uncertain terms and left it at that I don t believe claimed temporary insanity is a fair or reasonable excuse for the way Tom behaves throughout the majority of the novel, and I m not the bad boy type or the boy type at all really, but that s not the point Also, some of the less central female characters are sketched out so lightly that they don t feel like actual people, and that tends rather to put me off a work, especially when the male analogues are muchstrongly written I enjoyed the last third of the novel muchthan the rest, which is why the rating gets rounded up to 4 instead of down to 3 that and I m nice Really but I can t say why or I ll spoil it I do think this book is worth reading, but whether or not you ll like it yourselfwell, try it and see You might be pleasantly surprised

  6. says:

    A fabulously fun rom com about love, sponge cake and the trouble with happy endings Out now on DVD isnot another happy endingas a movie with Karen gillan Doctor Who star , which I am now excited to see having read David Soloman s book This Harlequin romance is sassy, sophisticated and full of heartfelt sincerity that will entertain for many hours and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside If you enjoy classic chick lit and humorous stories, such as Amanda Foreman or Trisha Ashley et A fabulously fun rom com about love, sponge cake and the trouble with happy endings Out now on DVD isnot another happy endingas a movie with Karen gillan Doctor Who star , which I am now excited to see having read David Soloman s book This Harlequin romance is sassy, sophisticated and full of heartfelt sincerity that will entertain for many hours and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside If you enjoy classic chick lit and humorous stories, such as Amanda Foreman or Trisha Ashley etc then you will simply love this Hugely funny and packed full of melting moments, I was swept away by a dreamy tale that highlights how happiness can be found very unexpectedly Short SynopsisJane is a bestselling author who encounters writers block after huge success Her ex and editor Tom is determined to see her write another novel, in the hopes that his publishing house will stay afloat Ironically Jane s blissful happiness is the key to unlocking her writing and so Tom sets about making her life a misery if only for his own personal agendaThis light read can be read in a single sitting, as the characters and storyline are so convincing and likeable that its easy to plunge into the book I would recommend this to fans of the genre who seek a new story to add to their bookshelf that definitely doesn t disappoint I would like to thank the author and publishers for providing copies on Goodreads, for first read giveaways 3.5 Stars

  7. says:

    10 October, 2016You wouldn t know it by the amount of time it took me to get through this novel but I actually loved it This was a refreshing change from what I usually read, and I m so glad I randomly picked it up because Amy Pond and Fitz were on the cover rtc I hope

  8. says:

    Can t believe this was adapted from a screenplay What a lovely book and such a refreshing change from the chick lit romance cliches

  9. says:

    Not wonderful but not terrible either Doesn t really inspire me to watch the movie based on it.

  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book has been a reread for as long as I have had it, I have not tired of it yet Although I m not sure how well represented the publishing industry is I like the hopeful spin it has I like Jane despite her bad taste in men, Willie is annoying but she rationalises their relationship, and what s a romance without the other guy to stand in the way The film is also a favourite of mine and so far I ve kept returning to this book, maybe I ll never stop I love the writing in places, the part This book has been a reread for as long as I have had it, I have not tired of it yet Although I m not sure how well represented the publishing industry is I like the hopeful spin it has I like Jane despite her bad taste in men, Willie is annoying but she rationalises their relationship, and what s a romance without the other guy to stand in the way The film is also a favourite of mine and so far I ve kept returning to this book, maybe I ll never stop I love the writing in places, the part where she remembers the meaning of tristesse stays with me Overall four stars

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