The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

  • September 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach (Goodreads Author)

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When Ravi Kapoor, an over-worked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his obnoxious father-in-law, he asks his wife: 'Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.' His prayer seems to have been answered when his entrepreneurial cousin, Sonny, sets up a retirement home, recreating a lost corner of England in a converted guesthouse in Bangalore. 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.

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    A former member

    Was the next book selected? If so, what is it? Thanks.

    September 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Linda - look at the calendar for October for the next book. I believe it's "Life After Life" - an EXCELLENT read!

      1 · September 24, 2013

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      A former member

      Thank you!

      September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved the movie and meant to get to the book, but it didn't happen this month given our move back to Phoenix. I hope to get there next month..!

    September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think I should clarify -- I liked the movie (not loved, but liked it) but it wasn't very close to the book.

      September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good discussion on the relative merits of the movie and book, on the characters and their motivation and moving to India, and the relationships between the older generation and their children.

    September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I should have come. My husband of 30 years is from India and I've traveled there. I would have loved to have heard everyone's perspectives...

      September 17, 2013

  • Christine

    Sorry i missed it .I was so exhausted tonight

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it but did read it. Thought it waa ok but slow. Also not like the movie much at all.

    September 16, 2013

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