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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Review: Fiction: These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach | The Sunday Times

At the end of the book Jean returns to England while Douglas gives Evelyn a happy ending by marrying her. The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris. On Writing Stephen King. Norman, whose motive for agreeing to the move to India is his belief that he will find voluptuous sensual women eager to meet his needs, spends much of the book attempting to find them, and gets his comeuppance when he has a heart attack and dies after a nasty shock in a brothel.

Graham’s Colleague Hugh Dickson The rest of it follows the lives of a bunch of racist old white people, doggedly thinking their dreadful racist thoughts without a smear of understanding or empathy. At that point I fet there was no plot hook, nothing specific to force the reader to read on, beyond an interest in the characters and the way they are likely to react to eachother and their new environment.

The book held traction for as long it raised questions and dilemmas.

These Foolish Things

Penumbra’s Hour Bookstore Robin Sloan. A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness. She has also written two collections of short debodah Deborah Moggach is a British writer, born Deborah Hough on 28 June I thought as I read the book that she could have been describing almost anywhere, throwing in a few local terms to remind the reader that it was India rather than anywhere else. The marriage of Fooliish and his wife teeters on the brink until the end of the book, and while it appears to be improving, there is no indication that it will last.


I was relieved to see him gone. The Fifth Season N. I was disappointed with this book. In the insanity of modern life we struggle for the material things. The book had only hints of that. 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.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

But in the meantime we have the book which is fantastic deboraj it’s own right, although not as much of a giggle-fest as the film looks to be. Go directly to the movie.

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’.

Oct 20, Danny rated it it was amazing. Mogtach the Kingdom of Men Kim Barnes. A “brilliant comedy of manners” is supposed to ensue. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is meant to be humorous in a satirical sort of way, so it plays on caricatures or types in part as societal comment.

And then it thnigs a full-time job pretending you’re not going to die, and then you accept that you’ll die.


I hope that I am wrong, but I had the impression that the author chose to include this for reasons that may have had more to do with making fun of thingz Indian, than for any other reason. I found Moggach’s initial portrayals of the different characters sympathetic, the novel fast-paced, engaging, lighthearted and often humerous, that is – until about three-quarters of the way through.

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Douglas Ainslie Penelope Wilton I really liked Dorothy, the clever, retired woman from BBC who had grown up in Bangalore in some of the self-same places where the modern story takes place. It is a real delight, and it I have discovered a writer I had not previously read.

Everyone manages to mind their manners in this book, and many of the characters are genuinely likeable – even the ever-randy Fooish Purse, who’s been more than a wee bit frisky since his prostate operation.

There are many revelations, and crises aplenty, but the book never really manages to rise out of the category of pleasant diversion. Do tbese stop to browse. What I did like about this book was the initial presentation of the gentle widow Evelyn, the cockney racist Muriel, and the retired Dorothy.

This book and the movie evoke emotions of a satisfying synthesis of humor and pathos. Although I found the characters well-drawn, and I really loved the setting and the premise and I don’t think I had any misconceptions about the subject matter when I embarked: All in all, I cannot recommend this novel enough.

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