The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Publish date: 2012
Publisher: Vintage, London
Pages no: 281
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
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, Adult Fiction
Boring as fuck. Racist as the Trump administration. Written in that weird style where they don't even use proper quotation marks for dialogue. I quit. DNF at page 40 with this gem: "...from Paki corner shops to the big companies they were over the place like a rash. Nobody could accuse him...
I generally get a sense of foreboding when I read on a book's cover, "NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE", even more so when I have seen said movie. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a good example, in that it is a glorious 'feel good' film, with a host of wonderful actors, setting the bar high for the pr...
Better than the movie! At times I felt it was so different too. I love how it was interpreted, but I do love the flow of the story more when reading it. I actually had to forget what I had seen. The characters they chose for the film seemed quite different than the book. While some I could connect t...
This book was originally published with the title, 'These Foolish Things', which after having read the book, I think that would have been a more apropos title, albeit, not quite as exotic.The plot had promise, the gist being of a retirement home ('hotel') being set up in Bangalore, India for old fol...
It was okay. For me however, this is definitely the exception to the rule that the book is always better. I absolutely loved the movie.
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