The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Billy Nighy, and Dev Patel When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: “Can’t we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.”... show more
Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Billy Nighy, and Dev Patel When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: “Can’t we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.” His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi’s entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an elegant lost corner of England. Several retirees are enticed by the promise of indulgent living at a bargain price, but upon arriving, they are dismayed to find that restoration of the once sophisiticated hotel has stalled, and that such amenities as water and electricity are . . . infrequent. But what their new life lacks in luxury, they come to find, it’s plentiful in adventure, stunning beauty, and unexpected love.
Publish date: 2012-03-13
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
This is fiction that I wasn't quite able to forget was fiction because I never got caught up enough in the story to forget that it was just a story. Too many of the characters were one dimensional. It's not a bad read (unless you're offended by profanity), but I didn't find myself caring about what ...
meh.Tells of a plan to set up an English retirement home in Bangalore, taking advantage of the low costs, the availability of staff and the better weather to entice a group of old people out of their unhappy situations and to try something new in the last stage of their life. It all felt just a litt...
Judi Dench ... Evelyn Greenslade Tom Wilkinson ... Graham Dashwood Patrick Pearson ... Graham's Colleague Hugh Dickson ... Judge James Rawlings ... Estate Agent Bill Nighy ... Douglas Ainslie Penelope Wilton ... Jean Ainslie Maggie Smith ... Muriel Donnelly Liza Tarbuck* ... Staff Nurse Pau...
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-best-exotic-marigold-hotel.htmlThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the story of a set of elderly British who all end up together in a retirement home in India. The book description focuses on Dr. Ravi Kapoor, who is ...
A bit depressing in regards to aging, but a good summertime read. Almost makes me want to travel to India....Almost.