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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Community Reviews back

by Deborah Moggach
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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads rated it 3 years ago
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...
Burfobookalicious rated it 3 years ago
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...
Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 5 years ago
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...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it 8 years ago
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...
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 8 years ago
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.
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it 9 years ago
Loved it!
Kiwiria rated it 9 years ago
I went to see the movie, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", not knowing that it was based on a book (although originally published as "These Foolish Things"). Upon discovering that it was, of course I had to find and read the book as well.I'm glad I did :) Though I think I may actually have preferred...
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