The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 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 Bill Nighy Celia Imrie Dev Patel and

  • Title: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Author: Deborah Moggach
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  • Page: 259
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  • 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, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel and Penelope WiltonEnticed by advertisements for a luxury retirement home in India, a group of strangers leave England to begin a new life.On arrival, however, they discover theThe 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, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel and Penelope WiltonEnticed by advertisements for a luxury retirement home in India, a group of strangers leave England to begin a new life.On arrival, however, they discover the palace is a shell of its former self, the staff are than a little eccentric and the days of the Raj appear to be long gone.But, as they soon discover, life and love can begin again, even in the most unexpected circumstances.Previously published with the title These Foolish Things penguin

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  • Deborah Moggach

    Deborah Moggach is a British writer, born Deborah Hough on 28 June 1948 She has written fifteen novels to date, including The Ex Wives, Tulip Fever, and, most recently, These Foolish Things She has adapted many of her novels as TV dramas and has also written several film scripts, including the BAFTA nominated screenplay for Pride Prejudice She has also written two collections of short stories and a stage play In February 2005, Moggach was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by her Alma Mater, the University of Bristol She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a former Chair of the Society of Authors, and is on the executive committee of PEN.


  • This book caused me actual, literal pain.The jacket describes it as the story of Dr. Ravi Kapoor, a Brit whose desire to oust his lecherous, disgusting father-in-law from his home leads to his concocting the idea of setting up a retirement home for expats in India. A "brilliant comedy of manners" is supposed to ensue.Well, it never comes. Dr. Kapoor appears only to bookend the story. The rest of it follows the lives of a bunch of racist old white people, doggedly thinking their dreadful racist t [...]

  • After watching the film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" recently, I noticed the title of this book in the credits. It has been re-titled with the name of the movie, but this is the original book, published in 2004. I enjoyed it just as much as I did the film, although, as others have noted, it differs in substantial ways. 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. This all goes [...]

  • This book disappointed me.It was first published (in 2004) with the title “Those Foolish Things.” It was later renamed “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” following the release in 2011 of the film with that name, which is based on it.I read the book because I had seen the film and enjoyed it, and also because unlike the film, which is mostly set in a small town in Rajasthan, the novel is set mostly in Bangalore, a city that I know quite well.Had I not seen the film first, I might have aband [...]

  • I was actually quite disappointed with this book. I saw the film first, on a miserable rainy day, and came out totally wrapped up in the lives of the characters, and I really felt transported to India. Because I came away from the cinema with a warm glow, I was really excited to read the book, because, well books are always better than the films, right? Sadly, not in this case, and I wonder whether I would have stuck with it had I not enjoyed the film so much. It felt too messy, there were lots [...]

  • I'm going through my fave books and posting mini-reviews of those I think others would really like. 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. Very funny and an excellent statement on how no one should be underestimated because of age.

  • An excellent examination of the business of growing old this highly original tale centres around a retirement home set up in Bangalore with the intention of attracting British pensioners. We are introduced to a variety of characters, from the Indian operators of the home to the incoming residents and their offspring - ranging from the unscrupulous to the exasperated - who are prepared to export their ageing parents halfway across the globe. As the new arrivals touch down on Indian soil the plot [...]

  • I was disappointed with this book. 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.Ravi, a competent, sensitive doctor, is slowly being ground down by the decaying British NHS and his father-in-law Norman, a dirty old man 'straight out of Benny Hill' who comes to stay with them after being thrown out of a nursing home for sexually assaulting a nurse, bringing his disgusting [...]

  • I am glad that finally after a very long time on mnt toobie - I have got around to reading this novel. It is a real delight, and it I have discovered a writer I had not previously read. This is a funny and touching comedy of manners set in London and Bangalore, but it has many quite profound things to say really, about ageing, family, and lonliness, and about how important it is to feel a part of something, a family, a group, something to identify with. There is a wonderful cast of characters - [...]

  • A nice enough little story about about some elderly English living out their senility in India. Gosh, even that sentence bores me. I don't want to be overly negative, it was an okay book. It was a fast read which helped, any longer/slower and I would have abandoned it. The first three-quarters of the book were setting the scene for a plot that lasted barely a dozen pages. The characters were lovely, lots of unexplained behaviors. Was this book written with a movie in mind?I wouldn't read it agai [...]

  • This novel was just what I needed a good laugh, not because I was miserable but the last novel I finished although excellent had very serious undertones. I needed a complete change of pace which this certainly supplied.Ravi Kapoor a doctor in London is fed up with his somewhat repulsive and difficult father-in-law whom is currently living with him and his wife Pauline. He is living with them as he keeps getting thrown out of old peoples homes! No one wants him and Ravi wishes he was somewhere fa [...]

  • The last book I read about Brits mixin' it up with the people of India was A Passage to India. That story involved false accusations, bad behavior, and a whole lot of characters I wanted to punch.Everyone manages to mind their manners in this book, and many of the characters are genuinely likeable - even the ever-randy Norman Purse, who's been more than a wee bit frisky since his prostate operation. Norman's the guy who basically gets the ball rolling in this book when he moves in with his daugh [...]

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this book - as usual, it went much more into each character's personality and back story than the movie did.I have visited Bangalore on business, but even before that, I have had a foreigner's infatuation with all things Indian. I think the readers who were offended by this book did not realize that the author was trying to portray the events through her elderly characters sonewhat ignorant and bigoted perspectives, not her own, and certainly did not assume the reader would [...]

  • I don't usually write reviews, as I find that one either has enjoyed a book, or one hasn't, and the reasons for either are too difficult and subjective to describe properly, but this book spoke to me, and I've seen too much negativity surrounding it to not add my positive two pence worth.What I found startling as I was reading the book was the fact that I could understand - and at times share - some of the fears and frustrations of the elderly characters. I could be their granddaughter. My grand [...]

  • This was a quick and engaging read, in a captivating setting, but it really seemed like it contained far too many missed opportunities to Say Something. I have a sneaking suspicion I'll like the movie better than the novel, which almost never happens. The book includes a number of closely intertwined story lines about a number of Britishers seeking to spend their final days in a relatively shoddy retirement home in Bangalore, India. There are also some stories revolving around family members and [...]

  • If you read this expecting it to be like the movie, you will find that it is not.Although I enjoyed the film, it was not this book. Actually I prefer to think that I read These Foolish Things and watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel!The names were not changed but the dynamics of the characters were all flopped around. I thought Norman, although disgusting, was an important focal point in the book. (view spoiler)[He played a minor and actually sympathetic character on screen. Douglas and Jean d [...]

  • Without a doubt, this novel is a member of my top 5 favourite read stories of this year. Where to even begin? Well, you can read the blurb to find out the plot, so i'll refrain from repeating it. This is perhaps one of the best examples since Roy's 'God of Small Things' of the complex Anglo-Indian relationship, post independence. The mix of characters, whilst completely over the top, are a refreshing bunch of fun, quirky, old-school (and inherently racist/ignorant) and Raj yearning individuals. [...]

  • I am left at a loss for words. I have no good words. I have no bad words. This book was very, very just so. Some of the characters showed promise, but none seemed to live up to that potential.I've been thinking about what to write for two days and the fact that I came up with nothing says a lot. Doesn't say anything good, but a lot none the less.

  • Go directly to the movie. Do not stop to browse. Do not try a sample chapter. Do not even read the blurb on the back of the book. Go directly to the movie.

  • Having adored the movie, I was motivated to read the book. I was suspicious when I learned the book had been re-titled to match the movie and re-marketed. Perhaps this is a case of a movie promoting a book. The 2 are very different. While the storyline is the same--outsourcing old age, the stories within are quite different. Being on the threshold of old-age, I understood the thoughts of the characters very well. Aged people from all walks of life, facing declining financial situations, wanderin [...]

  • Having seen the film a little while ago, I found that the book (originally entitled These Foolish Things) that it's based upon is somewhat different from the film, except that a group of elderly people decide to go to live in a retirement home in Bangalore, South India.In the film, the main characters are played by very well-known actors and this helps to differentiate between them. With the book, I had to make notes when I was being introduced to this multitude of characters, so that when they [...]

  • I started reading this before watching the film and finished it after. Apart from a few character names and a general mashing together of sub-plots, the book and film were quite separate entities.There were deeply sad tales of the diminishing lives of the various characters.The story brings together disparate characters as their lives intersect in old age. Some of the intersections seemed a little too contrived, but there were no Hollywood endings to be seen.While the film is funny, poignant and [...]

  • I saw the trailer for the film version of this book at the cinema a couple of months ago and decided I would like to read the book first. It's not the sort of book I would normally read, so it's thanks to the film that I picked it up.The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a story about an eclectic mix of British pensioners moving out to a retirement home in the Indian city of Bangalore. A disenchanted doctor in a busy London hospital, Ravi is encouraged by his brother Sonny to invest money in opening [...]

  • 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 Paul Bhattacharjee Dr. Ghujarapartidar* Is that Jimmy Tarbuck's daughter?? Jaipur

  • Wonderfully vivid, it had me laughing in places, and feeling depressed in others but mostly it left me feeling strangely unsettled.A story about a motley crew of English senior citizens who, for a variety of different reasons, decide to move to India to spend their twilight years in what turns out to be a somewhat dilapidated 'retirement hotel'.Very depressing in places - the author pulls no punches in painting a bleak picture of what life is like for many of the UK's ageing population and India [...]

  • Deborah Moggach's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (originally a different title) was the basis for the famous movie of the same name. Many mention that apart from the basic premise and the names of some of the characters, the book and film are quite different. I think this is true - though the theme - of getting old and how the elderly are valued - is a common theme between film and book - as are motifs of regret, friendship, reconciliation and second chances. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is me [...]

  • Ok. I loved the movie. Seriously it was the best movie I've seen in ages. I thought, well, maybe I'll read the book. I read an excerpt and it bore no relation to the movie I had seen. I should have stopped there. I purchased the e-book. The movie was wonderful. The book wasn't. Oh, it was well written, but the characters that I loved in the movie were barely present to totally absent in the book. The ones that did double up were 90-100% different. It was jarring. The story was about 25% the same [...]

  • Das Buch hat mir gar nicht gefallen. Die Story war oft so langweilig und die meisten Charaktere (wenn nicht sogar alle) interessierten einen so gar nicht. Bin jetzt wirklich gespannt wie die Verfilmung ist, ich denke/hoffe aber um Längen besser, sonst hätten wohl diese britischen Stars nicht zugesagt? ;)

  • Enjoyed it and found it quite moving in places. I am partial to books about India, and also lived in England as a child, and this brought back some memories of both. There were some points made in the book that were rendered subtly and worth remembering.

  • I would give this a 3.5. I actually saw the movie first. The book is pretty good. It is about a group of people ranging in their 50s to 70s who decide for different reasons to go to India and live in a motel. called the "Marigold" it is advertised to be more that what it really is. This book focuses on the older characters and the reasons they came to India. I found that I liked the movie better. the movie is a bit different than the book and had a terrific cast. yet i am glad I got the chance t [...]

  • The adage is that the book is always better. Now I'm enough of a realist that I recognise that this isn't always true, but in this case I found the book because of the soon-to-be-released film, so hey, it's all good. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" with the astounding cast list including Judy Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton and Celia Imrie, is due for release in the UK next month, and the trailer sent me hunting.Looks awesome, and I cant wait for worldwide release. But in the [...]

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