The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

by Deborah Moggach
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812982428
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 245,366
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Deborah Moggach is the author of sixteen successful novels, including the bestselling Tulip Fever, and two collections of stories. Her screenplays include Pride and Prejudice, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She lives in North London.

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read; the characters were brought to life fully resisting the assault of everyday India on every sense. portrayed realistically and with good humor; hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I completed this book on a flight from the us to europe. It is a perfect airplane read. Not too heavy. Delightful characters, but not too complex. The book could have a lot more depth and description but accept it as it is, a nice light read. If you have been to india, it will resonate, but if you haven't, I do not think you will learn much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For once I thought the movie was better than the book. The book was more a charactor study about the people who eventually ended up at the hotel. The movie brought more life to the charactors and spent more time developing the hotel itself and the surrounding area. The book didn't have the textures or color that the movie developed so nicely.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
The first half of the book was interesting as it gave the backgrounds on all of the main characters. Then it just seemed to fall flat. Got very boring for the most part and I had to force myself to finish the book. I was hoping that the book would be better than the movie but it just wasn't to my liking. Well edited.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very dull with boring characters. The story has great potential but never really develops. The author has little flair or depth.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie was so much better
eagle3tx More than 1 year ago
Disappointed. I bought the Nook book after several friends recommended the movie. Synopsis: An Indian-born doctor in London and his cousin in India to set up a “British” retirement home there. The residents come to India from various walks of life and with somewhat differing expectations – primarily they move because they are lonely and ready to try a new life. The hotel is not as updated as they expected, and the town streets are filled with poverty, but the residents’ involvement with the community begins to have an effect on them and they start to settle into a routine that works for them. The first half of the book felt like a REALLY long prologue, supposed to make the characters endearing, but for me, just too long and did not accomplish the purpose. I slogged through waiting for everyone to arrive in India and for the entertainment to begin, but again, I wasn’t able to identify with the residents. The information about life in Bangalore was interesting. The twist with the ex-BBC was worth the book. Also a good thread that it's never too late to start over -- Sometimes you go along to get along, and eventually you have to evaluate that decision more deeply. The book is fairly short and readable in a few sittings, but there is never that feeling that you just can’t put it down
Karen0 More than 1 year ago
This book rambles on and on. It was a disappointment. Had seen movie and the book barely resembles the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this knowing full well the movie / book versions would be different. Usually like the book better, not this time. I won't be reading anymore from this author. Did not like her and did not really get into the book at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie. It was so well done, balanced to the characters I liked, rich and quirky with a ring of truth about getting older that touched my soul. How someone could read this book and be inspired to make a movie out of it is understandable, I guess, because as a writer and publisher, I itched to edit it extensively and rewrite the whole thing. Thank the lucky editing gods someone did just that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good background visuals of India. An easy no think read.
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According to movie credits these foolish things actually movie was the color and street scenes of india in movie most of the people were not that "nice" and two particular nasty out if seven one death and one left so five out of seven waiting to get from library as am not outreached senior
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foxyladyNY More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much & have passed it on to a friend so she too can enjoy it. I had a few good laughs while reading it.
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I dont like it
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This book well written. It is full of adventure and some humor. I highly recomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutely gorgeous book. You laugh, you cry, you feel ALL THE THINGS. :D Everyone, no mater what their normal genre of book is, should read this. As they say in my hometown, Don't Forget To Be Awesome!
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