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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books) - Deborah Moggach meh.Tells of a plan to set up an English retirement home in Bangalore, taking advantage of the low costs, the availability of staff and the better weather to entice a group of old people out of their unhappy situations and to try something new in the last stage of their life. It all felt just a little far-fetched. The characters struck me as slightly two dimensional and stereotyped. the energetic retired couple, the cockney who'd never moved away from her street, the solitary women - be that by death or lack of partner and Norman, who (inadvertently) starts the whole thing. He, with his blue jokes, general coarseness, casual racism and sexism put me in my of my not sorely missed grandfather. I didn't like him (or his cut from the same cloth friends) very much either. It all seemed a little bit predictable, from the finding love in strange places to the life can start again whatever age you are messages. Maybe you have to be either a very long way from dealing with this to find it at all amusing, I found it kept falling a bit flat.