Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

By: Deborah Moggach
Genre: Drama- for the aged, in India:)
Location: India- and FIC MOG

So is the book as good as the movie? Yes I know that this is not really a book for teens, but the movie so so quirky, and I love India and maybe I can convince some of you to use it for thematic studies on "fear of aging" or something. Then again- maybe some of your teachers may want to retire to India and need a guide book.
What I do know is India has stories for Africa, the smells, colours, history, sounds and peoples faces all tell stories, have plots, and portray a window of human nature. India makes you feel really alive and for these 7 elderly folk it did just that- except for the one who died and he felt I assume- dead.
Life and love, youth and the aged, the Brits and the Indian people, order and chaos- yes this book will have it all. It will be perfect with a bit of curry, a splash of car horns and an outburst of gregarious colour!

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