Reviews: Open Links

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“I was a bit skeptical – but I loved it!”

As I have never played golf I was a bit skeptical of reading Open Links, but thought I’d give it a go as the money went to a great cause (Anthony Nolan). But I loved it! Ricky Randal captured my heart from the first page, and the story just kept getting better with each character being introduced.  This book is an easy heartwarming read for golfers or non golfers alike.

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Maria O'S

“I was a bit skeptical – but I loved it!”

As I have never played golf I was a bit skeptical of reading Open Links, but thought I’d give it a go as the money went to a great cause (Anthony Nolan). But I loved it! Ricky Randal captured my heart from the first page, and the story just kept getting better with each character being introduced.  This book is an easy heartwarming read for golfers or non golfers alike.

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Maria O'S

“I just couldn’t put it down”

Open links was such an amazing book. I just couldn’t put it down, I didn’t want it to end. This book has it all, it’s such a heartwarming book, it brought tears into my eyes, Mr Holland is by far the best novelist ever.

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Marina C

“I just couldn’t put it down”

Open links was such an amazing book. I just couldn’t put it down, I didn’t want it to end. This book has it all, it’s such a heartwarming book, it brought tears into my eyes, Mr Holland is by far the best novelist ever.

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Marina C

“I was surprised as to just how attached I become to this book”

Open links is truly the best book I’ve ever read. As a 16 year old girl with no interest in golf and most of the time never finishes an entire book, I was surprised as to just how attached I become to this book within the first few pages, it is truly amazing and such a heart warming story. I will definitely be reading this again!

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Jessica H

“I was surprised as to just how attached I become to this book”

Open links is truly the best book I’ve ever read. As a 16 year old girl with no interest in golf and most of the time never finishes an entire book, I was surprised as to just how attached I become to this book within the first few pages, it is truly amazing and such a heart warming story. I will definitely be reading this again!

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Jessica H

“One of the most beautiful books…”

I just finished Open Links and it’s easily one of the most beautiful books, storywise, I’ve read so far. The plot has an interesting sequence and therefore makes the reading even more thrilling. To sum it up; I laughed, I cried and at some points I was very worried and nervous but most importantly, I very much enjoyed this book, even though I’ve never watched or played golf. I might change that. Thank you, Mr Holland, The Brothers Trust and Anthony Nolan.

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Sabrina E

“One of the most beautiful books…”

I just finished Open Links and it’s easily one of the most beautiful books, storywise, I’ve read so far. The plot has an interesting sequence and therefore makes the reading even more thrilling. To sum it up; I laughed, I cried and at some points I was very worried and nervous but most importantly, I very much enjoyed this book, even though I’ve never watched or played golf. I might change that. Thank you, Mr Holland, The Brothers Trust and Anthony Nolan.

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Sabrina E

“I have recommended this book to every single person I know that can read”

As my only knowledge of golf is in the form of crazy, the title to this book did not catch my eye, it was purely the fact that I knew my £10 would be going to a fantastic cause, The Anthony Nolan Trust. That said, I have recommended this book to every single person I know that can read – luckily that’s quite a few! A short story into a world I have never delved but couldn’t surface from until I turned the last page, Open Links is a must read for every book lover.

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Kat F

“I have recommended this book to every single person I know that can read”

As my only knowledge of golf is in the form of crazy, the title to this book did not catch my eye, it was purely the fact that I knew my £10 would be going to a fantastic cause, The Anthony Nolan Trust. That said, I have recommended this book to every single person I know that can read – luckily that’s quite a few! A short story into a world I have never delved but couldn’t surface from until I turned the last page, Open Links is a must read for every book lover.

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Kat F

” A really, really great book!”

Sometimes, stories with multiple characters, both good and bad, each with different lifestyles, can be a bit confusing and complicated for me to keep up with. However, Open Links (sorry, I can not italicize the title) intertwines all of its characters beautifully, and was really easy to understand. The circumstances of Ricky were really quirky and funny, and written in such a way that it seemed like it was something that could actually happen to an old professional golfer. Speaking of golf, this book has actually created a golf fan out of me, something I once thought impossible. It really is an exciting, difficult, and captivating sport.”Chapter Sixteen” and beyond really sold it for me. It was really touching, and I honestly can’t put into words how it made me feel, so I’ll just say it made me feel elated. It’s great to see someone as ordinary as Ricky touching so many people’s lives, and in turn, some of them affecting his life as well. It makes the reader feel like they can accomplish something just as special, or it did for this reader.The novel even inspired me to find a way to register for stem cells/bone marrow, etc. donation in the US (according to their website, the Anthony Nolan register is exclusive to those living outside of the UK, which I didn’t know). I know that your book inspired so many people to do the same, and/or to make monetary donations. I’ve just started Eclipsed (yet again, it should be italicized), and the rest of your books are on my list.
Thank you so much for writing!

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Rachel C

” A really, really great book!”

Sometimes, stories with multiple characters, both good and bad, each with different lifestyles, can be a bit confusing and complicated for me to keep up with. However, Open Links (sorry, I can not italicize the title) intertwines all of its characters beautifully, and was really easy to understand. The circumstances of Ricky were really quirky and funny, and written in such a way that it seemed like it was something that could actually happen to an old professional golfer. Speaking of golf, this book has actually created a golf fan out of me, something I once thought impossible. It really is an exciting, difficult, and captivating sport.”Chapter Sixteen” and beyond really sold it for me. It was really touching, and I honestly can’t put into words how it made me feel, so I’ll just say it made me feel elated. It’s great to see someone as ordinary as Ricky touching so many people’s lives, and in turn, some of them affecting his life as well. It makes the reader feel like they can accomplish something just as special, or it did for this reader.The novel even inspired me to find a way to register for stem cells/bone marrow, etc. donation in the US (according to their website, the Anthony Nolan register is exclusive to those living outside of the UK, which I didn’t know). I know that your book inspired so many people to do the same, and/or to make monetary donations. I’ve just started Eclipsed (yet again, it should be italicized), and the rest of your books are on my list.
Thank you so much for writing!

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Rachel C

” Made me laugh throughout and kept me on my toes”

At first I was skeptical about reading Open Links as I know nothing about golf but the money was going towards a good cause and I’d recently started up a book club society at my university to immerse myself in other genres. And I must say- I’ve never read a book where the protagonist shits themself before the first chapter. Made me laugh throughout and kept me on my toes; while I usually I’m good at predicting plot twists I just couldn’t see where this one was going! I also know nothing about golf and yet not even halfway through the book I had my fingers crossed for Ricky to hit a birdie or even an eagle. 10/10, also works as a great way to avoid uni coursework.

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Shannon R

” Made me laugh throughout and kept me on my toes”

At first I was skeptical about reading Open Links as I know nothing about golf but the money was going towards a good cause and I’d recently started up a book club society at my university to immerse myself in other genres. And I must say- I’ve never read a book where the protagonist shits themself before the first chapter. Made me laugh throughout and kept me on my toes; while I usually I’m good at predicting plot twists I just couldn’t see where this one was going! I also know nothing about golf and yet not even halfway through the book I had my fingers crossed for Ricky to hit a birdie or even an eagle. 10/10, also works as a great way to avoid uni coursework.

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Shannon R

“I’m not a golf person but I’m certainly a fan of Ricky Randal in Open Links”

Now I’m not a golf person but I’m certainly a fan of Ricky Randal in Open Links. I honestly got so nervous at the end, hoping that he’d end on a good note. I found it interesting that there were so many different characters who seemed to have nothing in common but end up having major impacts on each other’s lives. Also I’m not entirely sure why but I found the part of “the driver of an empty golf buggy, who had some explaining to do” very amusing, I literally laughed out loud while reading. I would definitely recommend reading this book and I will be reading more books by Dominic Holland!

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Jenessa W

“I’m not a golf person but I’m certainly a fan of Ricky Randal in Open Links”

Now I’m not a golf person but I’m certainly a fan of Ricky Randal in Open Links. I honestly got so nervous at the end, hoping that he’d end on a good note. I found it interesting that there were so many different characters who seemed to have nothing in common but end up having major impacts on each other’s lives. Also I’m not entirely sure why but I found the part of “the driver of an empty golf buggy, who had some explaining to do” very amusing, I literally laughed out loud while reading. I would definitely recommend reading this book and I will be reading more books by Dominic Holland!

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Jenessa W

“The story got me hooked from page one”

Not beeing that familiar with the noble game of golf and reading in a foreign language (I`m norwegian) I feared I`d have a hard time reading “Open Links” Not the case at all – the story got me hooked from page one and I ended up finishing it in less than 24 hours. It`s a wonderful story, beautifully told in a language which paints you pictures as you follow Ricky around the golf course. It`s almost made me want to try golf! A wonderful and warm book, really glad I got to read this.

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Solveig

“The story got me hooked from page one”

Not beeing that familiar with the noble game of golf and reading in a foreign language (I`m norwegian) I feared I`d have a hard time reading “Open Links” Not the case at all – the story got me hooked from page one and I ended up finishing it in less than 24 hours. It`s a wonderful story, beautifully told in a language which paints you pictures as you follow Ricky around the golf course. It`s almost made me want to try golf! A wonderful and warm book, really glad I got to read this.

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Solveig

“Absolutely loved it”

I purchased Open Links after hearing about it through The Brothers Trust and knowing it was for a great cause… and I’m so glad I did! Absolutely loved it. The characters in this book all come alive off the page. You find yourself genuinely caring about them, and then you can’t stop reading because you need to know what happens next! It made me laugh out loud but also well up with tears, as it’s got such an emotional heart. Don’t be put off thinking it’s all about golf (the little amount I know is just from playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour on the PS3!) – the sport and setting simply act as a perfect backdrop for a beautiful story that everyone will enjoy… golf fan or not.

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Claire C

“Absolutely loved it”

I purchased Open Links after hearing about it through The Brothers Trust and knowing it was for a great cause… and I’m so glad I did! Absolutely loved it. The characters in this book all come alive off the page. You find yourself genuinely caring about them, and then you can’t stop reading because you need to know what happens next! It made me laugh out loud but also well up with tears, as it’s got such an emotional heart. Don’t be put off thinking it’s all about golf (the little amount I know is just from playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour on the PS3!) – the sport and setting simply act as a perfect backdrop for a beautiful story that everyone will enjoy… golf fan or not.

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Claire C

“The book completely satisfies the reader”

I just completed my third Dominic Holland book – in record time too. Following Ricky as he travels the course, the story pulls the reader in hole by hole. The entire story was so easy to visualize (you hear that Hollywood!). Starting at the 1st tee and ending on the 18th green, the story is entertaining and emotional. With proceeds going to the Anthony Nolan Trust (https://www.anthonynolan.org/), the book completely satisfies the reader while helping to save the lives of people with blood cancer. WIN WIN

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Paul O

“The book completely satisfies the reader”

I just completed my third Dominic Holland book – in record time too. Following Ricky as he travels the course, the story pulls the reader in hole by hole. The entire story was so easy to visualize (you hear that Hollywood!). Starting at the 1st tee and ending on the 18th green, the story is entertaining and emotional. With proceeds going to the Anthony Nolan Trust (https://www.anthonynolan.org/), the book completely satisfies the reader while helping to save the lives of people with blood cancer. WIN WIN

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Paul O

“Amazing book”

I was told to enjoy Ricky’s round… and I did! Open Links is one of the few books that I have read so far and it is an amazing book.

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Stacy

“Amazing book”

I was told to enjoy Ricky’s round… and I did! Open Links is one of the few books that I have read so far and it is an amazing book.

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Stacy

“First time I read a Dominic Holland story, and I have to say that I’m still amazed!”

Not being able to donate blood, my only way to help people is economically, so it was with the mere interest into donate to the Anthony Nolan foundationand that I bought “Open Links” – and had no idea about what to expect from the book.
First time I read a Dominic Holland story, and I have to say that I’m still amazed! The ability of letting the reader enter into the story and into the characters as well, is not granted when reading a book, but Dominic managed to do it in a wonderful way. Even with few words he is able to introduce a well-rounded character; with a funny shade always waiting around the corner. I had no knowledge at all about golf and English is not my first language, still I perfectly enjoyed the whole book.
Dominic made an Ace this time, one shot – one book – and won over my mind, my heart, and even my soul. His fan-base has officially a new member.

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Elisa

“First time I read a Dominic Holland story, and I have to say that I’m still amazed!”

Not being able to donate blood, my only way to help people is economically, so it was with the mere interest into donate to the Anthony Nolan foundationand that I bought “Open Links” – and had no idea about what to expect from the book.
First time I read a Dominic Holland story, and I have to say that I’m still amazed! The ability of letting the reader enter into the story and into the characters as well, is not granted when reading a book, but Dominic managed to do it in a wonderful way. Even with few words he is able to introduce a well-rounded character; with a funny shade always waiting around the corner. I had no knowledge at all about golf and English is not my first language, still I perfectly enjoyed the whole book.
Dominic made an Ace this time, one shot – one book – and won over my mind, my heart, and even my soul. His fan-base has officially a new member.

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Elisa

“Have you ever said to yourself, only one more episode, well I said only one chapter more!”

Have you ever said to yourself, only one more episode, well I said only one chapter more! This book was so heart warming and it was a book I needed in my life, it was really really hard to put it down. After finishing each chapter I was exited to see what would happen next! This book was a roller coaster of emotions and excitement. I am so happy that I get to read this amazing book and also contribute to a beautiful charity (Anthony nolan) , if anyone is wondering about buying this book, don’t think twice!

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Isabella

“Have you ever said to yourself, only one more episode, well I said only one chapter more!”

Have you ever said to yourself, only one more episode, well I said only one chapter more! This book was so heart warming and it was a book I needed in my life, it was really really hard to put it down. After finishing each chapter I was exited to see what would happen next! This book was a roller coaster of emotions and excitement. I am so happy that I get to read this amazing book and also contribute to a beautiful charity (Anthony nolan) , if anyone is wondering about buying this book, don’t think twice!

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Isabella

“A brilliant hard to put down book”

A brilliant hard to put down book. All for a great cause as well. The main character in the book gives us all hope with our golf!…and the back stories of the other characters keeps you wanting more and more.

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Dan R

“A brilliant hard to put down book”

A brilliant hard to put down book. All for a great cause as well. The main character in the book gives us all hope with our golf!…and the back stories of the other characters keeps you wanting more and more.

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Dan R

“Golfers will love this book”

After a fairly gross start, Dominic ambushes your emotions and then jangles them mercilessly to take you on a ride full of hope, exhilaration, twists and joyful resolution.Golfers will love this book, and then anyone else with a soul! Buy it….

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Roger M

“Golfers will love this book”

After a fairly gross start, Dominic ambushes your emotions and then jangles them mercilessly to take you on a ride full of hope, exhilaration, twists and joyful resolution.Golfers will love this book, and then anyone else with a soul! Buy it….

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Roger M

“Simply is a must read”

Dominic Holland should be top of the leaderboard with this golfing fairytale. With all proceeds going to the Anthony Nolan Trust and a heart-warming story to enjoy, it simply is a must read.

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John P

“Simply is a must read”

Dominic Holland should be top of the leaderboard with this golfing fairytale. With all proceeds going to the Anthony Nolan Trust and a heart-warming story to enjoy, it simply is a must read.

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John P