The book that inspired the box office hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and this year’s The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith . Compre o livro These Foolish Things na : confira as ofertas para Deborah Moggach is the prize-winning author of numerous screenplays and. 20 Feb These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach. Old flames burn in an Indian summer. By Barbara Trapido; Friday 20 February

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I suppose the changes made to the film version were done in order to streamline the story, but it did make for a very different tale than that told in the book.

Douglas and Jean d If you read this expecting it to be like the movie, you will find that it is not. Many mention that apart from the basic premise and the names of some of the characters, the book and film are quite different. The Fifth Season N. The Storied Life of A. Accessibility Links Skip to content.

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I still fail to understand why so many of these OAPs from Britain made the trip to the nursing home in India when they clearly despised and feared anyone with darker skin.

The characters are definitely self-serving and largely unlikable. These are vital human beings with a story to tell and much still to offer. New friends and new philosophies await them, not to mention a dramatic change of climate.

I have visited Bangalore on business, but even before that, I have had a foreigner’s infatuation with all things Indian. The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris. Apart from a few character names and a general mashing together of sub-plots, the book and film were quite separate entities. The India she invokes is messy, modern, entrepreneurial; a land of sharp suits and legless beggars, a turbulent melting pot where to be old or even a trifle deaf is not considered to be remotely troublesome, let alone a crime punishable by permanent isolation.


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Estate Agent Bill Nighy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 3. This is a multi-viewpoint novel and Deborah Moggach is very skilled at getting inside the heads of her many characters.

I hesitate foolisu out of politeness to call it a racist view of India and Indians, but it certainly does leave me feeling uneasy.

The book felt a bit like an exercise of getting from Point A to Point A-and-a-half. Also enjoyable and amusing is the friendship she arranges between the young people who work at the call centre across the road with the residents of the Hotel although even that is spoilt by Norman’s groping of the girls.

I would probably give it 3.

I have no good words. I should have stopped there.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

Was she inventing a new temple site or did she incorrectly spell the name Halebid, which is a real temple of some note a few hours drive from Bangalore? With the book, I had to make notes when I was being introduced to this multitude of characters, so that when they reappeared I could remind myself who they were. There, in the recently established Dunroamin retirement home, they can live much as they did at home: To view it, click here.

Want to read more? Afterwards, the name of book which was originally named “These foolish things” when it was released in was changed into the name of the movie.

Doesn’t say anything good, but a lot none the less. The one I did warm to, played a fairly small part and died summarily before there was any development, culminating in an unsatisfying ending. Well, you can read the blurb to find out the plot, so i’ll refrain from repeating it. On Writing Stephen King. Had I not seen the film first, I might have abandoned the This book disappointed me.

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The Alchemist Paulo Coelho. There are so many of them clamouring for our attention; if anything the book was too short to accommodate them all – expand it a bit and we would have had more time to enjoy the individual stories branching off the main ‘trunk’ of the story. The Overstory Richard Powers. Where to even begin? The Dry Jane Harper. Staff Nurse Paul Bhattacharjee A nice enough little story about about some elderly English living out their senility in India. I thought as I read the book that she could have been describing almost anywhere, throwing in a few local terms to remind the reader that it was India rather than anywhere else.

And this is one of them, about British adult children who decide the best way to get their pesky elders out of the way is to start a retirement home in India.

Read the full article. But in the meantime we have the book which is fantastic in it’s own right, although not as much of a giggle-fest as the film looks to be. The premise was great, however the story failed to progress and the writing was very uneven, some of it being beautiful, while much of it was needlessly vulgar and tawdry. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.