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 . Compre o livro These Foolish Things na : confira as ofertas para Deborah Moggach is the prize-winning author of numerous screenplays and. 20 Feb These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach. Old flames burn in an Indian summer. By Barbara Trapido; Friday 20 February
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The Clockmaker’s Daughter Kate Morton. I was relieved to see him gone. But in the meantime we have the book which is fantastic in it’s own right, although not as much of a giggle-fest as the film looks to be.
The bravest of Britain’s most unwanted are soon being bundled on to eastbound planes. 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.
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 agree with that way of thinking. They are either exotic sex objects or humble pets, unwitting and unwilling objects of desire or model minorities who submit to the white Britishers’ prejudices and whims.
I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
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’. While, for me, the final scene with the urn was not funny – how does funding an orphanage by selling heroin and all the heartache that entails compute?
I was suspicious when I learned the book had been re-titled to match the movie and re-marketed. I wouldn’t read it again.
The one I did warm to, played a fairly small part and died summarily before there was any development, culminating in an unsatisfying ending.
Review: These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach | Books | The Guardian
Open Preview See a Problem? Estate Agent Bill Nighy View all 4 comments. 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 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.
Looking for beautiful books? I read an excerpt and it bore no relation to the movie I had seen. Wonderfully vivid, it had me laughing in places, and feeling depressed in others but mostly it left me feeling strangely unsettled. Apart from a few character names and a general mashing together of sub-plots, the book and film were quite separate entities. Around the Year i When Jean is prostrated by grief on discovering her son’s homosexuality Douglas, after more than 40 years of marriage suddenly discovers that he doesn’t care whether she is happy or not, and in fact doesn’t like her at all and has never really loved her.
Lured by the low cost of living, the residents learn to deal with new people, a new culture, and manage to wake themselves from the lethargy of being alone too much. Click here to see more Tap here to see more Tap here to see more. Staff Nurse Paul Bhattacharjee This said, everything was resolved with the help of some hectic head-hopping as the book headed for its conclusion A jolly good read, as always from Deborah Moggach.
I don’t want to be overly negative, it was an okay book. The book had only hints of that.
These Foolish Things
With the book, I had to make notes when I was being introduced to this multitude of characters, so that when they 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.
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Tulip Fever Deborah Moggach. Dorothy and Douglas are discussing something between themselves. 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.
I had pretty strong mixed reactions to this book. Past Tense Lee Child.