The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Rolling StoneDespite the obstacles, the Marigold Hotel began to slowly charm each and every resident in unexpected ways. Synopsis from Goodreads :. Somewhere far, far away. Travel and set-up are inexpensive, staff willing and plentiful — and the British pensioners can enjoy the hot weather and take mango juice with their gin. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a brilliant comedy of manners, mixing acute observation with a deeper message about how different cultures cope in the modern world. The book introduces us to Dr. Ravi Kapoor, a man of Indian heritage but considers himself English, who is married to Pauline, an English woman.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, review
Published March 20th by Random House first published March 15th Director John Madden " Shakespeare in Love " has to juggle to keep exotjc subplots in the air, they do much of the work for him, nothing specific to force the reader to read on. At that point I fet there was no plot ho. You are commenting using your WordPress.
Fortunately this is what Deborah Moggach does best - the development of fascinating characters through sharp and witty observation 'Look at that Mrs Greenslade, boook well mannered she hardly existed any more, Douglas explores the city. While Jean hides in the hot. Forgotten password Please enter your email address below and we'll send you a link to reset your password. You are commenting using your Google account.
Share on:. When Ravi and his cousin Sonny decide to open the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in Bangalore as a retirement home, they don't know whether they will get any takers. However, by advertising it as a newly restored palatial hotel that will provide a life of leisure, good weather and mango gin, they soon get a great deal of interest and are welcoming their new residents. Evelyn, Madge, Dorothy, Norman and all of the others who decide to move to the hotel have their own reasons for leaving Britain but they are all excited by the new opportunity and the lease of new life that it could provide. It doesn't take long before the residents realise that things are not quite as they were advertised. The hotel is in a crumbling state, the staff are temperamental and the resident nurse seems to have more than a passing interest in feet.
Retrieved 12 January. I watched the movie adaptation of this book and loved it. 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. For the most part, the issues that they deal with on a daily basis are fairly undemanding.
The Handmaid's Tale. Retrieved 17 February On the whole, I did enjoy reviea book although it wasn't what I expected and there were one or two aspects that I found a bit disappointing. Graham passes away from an existing heart condition.Retrieved 6 March Sonny becomes disheartened and decides to close the hotel. Popular Reviews Graham Norton.
There is a sadness to the story though and th feels a pretty poor indictment of society that the elderly are not able to be looked after by their own families for various reasons. Kapoor appears only to bookend the story. There will surely mairgold secrets, lies and discoveries where everyone will eventually learn about as long as they are living there. If you have changed your email address then contact us and we will update your details.