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    SUMMARY These Foolish Things Deborah Moggach ↠ 1 READ FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ VIVETUMUSICA.CO ↠ Deborah Moggach This book caused me actual literal painThe jacket describes it as the story of Dr Ravi Kapoor a Brit whose desire to oust his lecherous disgusting father in law from his home leads to his concocting the idea of setting up a retirement home for expats in India A brilliant comedy of manners is supposed to ensueWell it never comes Dr Kapoor appears only to bookend the story The rest of it follows the lives of a bunch of racist old w

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    (KINDLE) These Foolish Things BY Deborah Moggach After watching the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel recently I noticed the title of this book in the credits It has been re titled with the name of the movie but this is the original book published in 2004 I enjoyed it ju

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    (KINDLE) These Foolish Things BY Deborah Moggach I watched the movie adaptation of this book and loved it At the time I had no idea it was based on a book Browsing during my library book sale I came across this book and snatched it up Where it sat for months and

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    SUMMARY These Foolish Things (KINDLE) These Foolish Things BY Deborah Moggach FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ VIVETUMUSICA.CO ↠ Deborah Moggach This book disappointed meIt was first published in 2004 with the title “Those Foolish Things” It was later renamed “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” following the release in 2011 of the film with that name which is based on itI read the book because I had seen the film and enjoyed it and also because unlike the film which

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    (KINDLE) These Foolish Things BY Deborah Moggach I was actually uite disappointed with this book I saw the film first on a miserable rainy day and came out totally wrapped up in the lives of the characters and I really felt transported to India Because I came away from th

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    (KINDLE) These Foolish Things BY Deborah Moggach Better than the movieAt times I felt it was so different too I love how it was interpreted but I do love the flowof the story when reading itI actually had to forget what I had seen The characters they chose for the film seemeduite different than the book While some I could connect the dots others it was hard so I just

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    (KINDLE) These Foolish Things BY Deborah Moggach I'm going through my fave books and posting mini reviews of those I think others would really like And this is one of them about British adult children who decide the best way to get their pesky elders out of the way is to start a retirement home in India Very funny and an excellent statement on how no one shou

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    (KINDLE) These Foolish Things BY Deborah Moggach I was disappointed with this book The premise was great however the story failed to progress and the writing was very uneven some of it being beautiful while much of it was needlessly vulgar and tawdryRavi a competent sensitive doctor is slowly being ground down by the decaying British NHS and his father in law Norman a dirty old man 'straight out of Benny Hill' who comes to stay with them after being thrown

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    SUMMARY These Foolish Things (KINDLE) These Foolish Things BY Deborah Moggach An excellent examination of the business of growing old this highly original tale centres around a retirement home set up in Bangalore with the intention of attracting British pensioners 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 unscrupu

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    Deborah Moggach ↠ 1 READ (KINDLE) These Foolish Things BY Deborah Moggach I am glad that finally after a very long time on mnt toobie I have got around to reading this novel It is a real delight and it I have discovered a writer I had not previously read This is a funny and touching comedy of manners set in London and Bangalore but it has many uite profound things to say really about ageing fam

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These Foolish Things

SUMMARY These Foolish Things READ õ These Foolish Things Deborah Moggach ↠ 1 READ Rial cousin sets up a retirement home in India hoping to re create in Bangalore an elegant lost corner of England Several retirees are enticed by the promise of indulgent living at a bargain price but upon arriving they are dismayed to find that res. This book disappointed meIt was first published in 2004 with the title Those Foolish Things It was later renamed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel following the release in 2011 of the film with that name which is based on itI read the book because I had seen the film and enjoyed it and also because unlike the film which is mostly set in a small town in Rajasthan the novel is set mostly in Bangalore a city that I know uite wellHad I not seen the film first I might have abandoned the book before reading too far into it The first section of the book provides a series of realistic portrayals of the fears of elderly retired people facing rejection by the younger generation and also anticipating their gradual decline towards death However I pressed on with reading this well paced novel because I knew from the film that things were likely to start looking up as the people who were being described were about to take off to spend the rest of their retirement in a hotel in India I don t know whether the author has actually visited India but I got the feeling from reading this book that she might not have done so Although the book is not exactly about India I felt that the author did not transport me to India She did not allow me to visualise a real place as I read her book Some of the retired English people in the hotel in Bangalore used email This suggests to me that the writer was writing about recent times However the Bangalore that she describes does not sound nearly as sophisticated as the city actually is 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 elseSevearal specific things particularly irritated me about this book One occurred on page 169 of my edition Dorothy and Douglas are discussing something between themselves The proof reader and the editor failed to spot the subject of the sentence Donald paused is Donald rather than Douglas which it was supposed to be This is careless in a best seller On page 186 another problem occurred Evelyn one of the retired Brits is given a business card which reads Dr Gulvinder Gaya BA Failed The reason that Dr Gaya included the sad outcome of his degree is I believe to tell the recipient of his business card that he managed to gain admission into a university which in itself was an achievement to be proud of I hope that I am wrong but I had the impression that the author chose to include this for reasons that may have had to do with making fun of the Indian than for any other reason Another small gripe if I am permitted to make any of them is that twice Ms Moggach refers to visiting a temple at Halebib Was she inventing a new temple site or did she incorrectly spell the name Halebid which is a real temple of some note a few hours drive from Bangalore Despite my reservations about Ms Moggach s portrayal of India and the Indians this novel is a creditable effort to illustrate the fears and concerns of those in the twilight of their lives The best thing about Ms Moggach s book is that it inspired someone to make an excellent film whose plot and sympathetic portrayal of India and the Indians is far better than the original story upon which it is loosely based Knights vs Dinosaurs generation and also anticipating their Goodnight Moon gradual decline towards death However I pressed on with reading this well paced novel because I knew from the film that things were likely to start looking up as the people who were being described were about to take off to spend the rest of their retirement in a hotel in India I don t know whether the author has actually visited India but I A Hundred Summers got the feeling from reading this book that she might not have done so Although the book is not exactly about India I felt that the author did not transport me to India She did not allow me to visualise a real place as I read her book Some of the retired English people in the hotel in Bangalore used email This suggests to me that the writer was writing about recent times However the Bangalore that she describes does not sound nearly as sophisticated as the city actually is 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 elseSevearal specific things particularly irritated me about this book One occurred on page 169 of my edition Dorothy and Douglas are discussing something between themselves The proof reader and the editor failed to spot the subject of the sentence Donald paused is Donald rather than Douglas which it was supposed to be This is careless in a best seller On page 186 another problem occurred Evelyn one of the retired Brits is Cross Laminated Timber Design given a business card which reads Dr Gulvinder Gaya BA Failed The reason that Dr Gaya included the sad outcome of his degree is I believe to tell the recipient of his business card that he managed to Her Guilty Secret gain admission into a university which in itself was an achievement to be proud of I hope that I am wrong but I had the impression that the author chose to include this for reasons that may have had to do with making fun of the Indian than for any other reason Another small High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments gripe if I am permitted to make any of them is that twice Ms Moggach refers to visiting a temple at Halebib Was she inventing a new temple site or did she incorrectly spell the name Halebid which is a real temple of some note a few hours drive from Bangalore Despite my reservations about Ms Moggach s portrayal of India and the Indians this novel is a creditable effort to illustrate the fears and concerns of those in the twilight of their lives The best thing about Ms Moggach s book is that it inspired someone to make an excellent film whose plot and sympathetic portrayal of India and the Indians is far better than the original story upon which it is loosely based

SUMMARY These Foolish Things

SUMMARY These Foolish Things READ õ These Foolish Things Deborah Moggach ↠ 1 READ Toration of the once sophisticated hotel has stalled and that such amenities as water and electricity are infreuent But what their new life lacks in luxury they come to find it’s plentiful in adventure stunning beauty and unexpected loveback cover. I was disappointed with this book The premise was great however the story failed to progress and the writing was very uneven some of it being beautiful while much of it was needlessly vulgar and tawdryRavi a competent sensitive doctor is slowly being ground down by the decaying British NHS and his father in law Norman a dirty old man straight out of Benny Hill who comes to stay with them after being thrown out of a nursing home for sexually assaulting a nurse bringing his disgusting personal habits and taste for pornography with him Norman s presence is putting a serious strain on Ravi s marriage and when Ravi meets up with an entrepreneurial Indian cousin a new idea is hatched for a successful business and for dispatching the Aged P Just as so many other things are being outsourced to India why not aged care A retirement home in India with cheap plentiful labour low costs and sunshine to accommodate the elderly people for whom Britain no longer has a placeGradually other lonely elderly Britishers with limited budgets and sad stories sign on for the idea and make their way to Bangalore Once there the residents of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel begin to make new lives for themselvesThe first three of four pages were really beautiful but after that the author provides too much detail about Norman s habits to make for pleasant reading The introduction to Evelyn Muriel and Dorothy was also beautifully presented After that however it was largely downhillThis book is billed as being comic but while it has flashes of humor I didn t find it funny at all What really destroyed the book for me was the author s harshly explicit references to assorted sex acts and functions that littered the novel particularly the last third unaccompanied by any connection with love or self giving Evelyn s desperately lonely 49 year old daughter Theresa who has been wandering round India seeking spiritual solace and enlightenment finds happiness and a new self in a two week torrid fling with a dodgy English stranger Admitting that no love is involved on either side she is affirmed by being sexually desirable by the experience of rapture and by accepting that the best attitude is one of easy come easy go instead of trying to form relationships an attitude which has previously hampered her in the pastNorman 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 It seems that this is supposed to be funny I had hoped that having included him in the story the author would have him come to discover some sort of respect for women or at least for himself by the end but he is just one continuous noxious presence that detracts from anything positive that could be said about the bookThe attitude to marriage is almost entirely negative The marriage of Ravi 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 Ravi s brother in law is cowed and miserable before his wife and his mother The hotel manager is completely miserable in his marriage this again is supposed to be amusing but his problems are resolved when his marriage breaks up Charles Evelyn s son is stuck in a miserable marriage and is despised by his spoilt children Towards the end of the novel he gathers up the resolve to escape remaining in India to take up with an Indian hotel greeter however within the month he is collected by his bossy wife and returns home Keith Theresa s find has managed to lose track of his fifth wife and her children in his sudden flight from the British police for shady business dealings and isn t remotely interested in finding her Jean and Douglas Ainslie are envied as the only married couple at the Hotel and they seem to have the perfect marriage When Jean is prostrated by grief on discovering her son s homosexuality Douglas after than 40 years of marriage suddenly discovers that he doesn t care whether she is happy or not and in fact doesn t like her at all and has never really loved her At the end of the book Jean returns to England while Douglas gives Evelyn a happy ending by marrying herAdd to that a patronising and objectifying attitude towards Indian men and women Indian products Indian business and industry and ridicule of the Hindu religionNot a good readWhat I did like about this book was the initial presentation of the gentle widow Evelyn the cockney racist Muriel and the retired Dorothy Evelyn is portrayed as a kind thoughtful person with love to lavish on the desperately poor children outside the hotel Also enjoyable and amusing is the friendship she arranges between the young people who work at the call centre across the road with the residents of the Hotel although even that is spoilt by Norman s groping of the girls I admired Muriel s courage as she faces a trip to India after a lifetime of fear ignorance and resentment of people from other racial backgrounds who have come to London a violent mugging the ransacking of her home near destitution and the loss of her son I also admired her love for her son and her faith that he would come to look for her and I loved the fact that Keith in all other respects a repellent individual really does love Muriel worries over her and is overjoyed to find her againThese elements however were just not enough to make me appreciate this book

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SUMMARY These Foolish Things READ õ These Foolish Things Deborah Moggach ↠ 1 READ When Ravi Kapoor an overworked London doctor reaches the breaking point with his difficult father in law he asks his wife “Can’t we just send him away somewhere Somewhere far far away” His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi’s entrepreneu. This book caused me actual literal painThe jacket describes it as the story of Dr Ravi Kapoor a Brit whose desire to oust his lecherous disgusting father in law from his home leads to his concocting the idea of setting up a retirement home for expats in India A brilliant comedy of manners is supposed to ensueWell it never comes Dr Kapoor appears only to bookend the story 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 The worst of them sexually assaults an Indian girl because his head is full of ideas about the tantric wantonness of Indian women backed up by what Moggach banally refers to as the Karma Sutra multiple times the supposedly best of them thinks fondly that this same Indian girl s hair reminds her of her dog s shiny black coat That sums up the functions of Indian characters in this book They are either exotic sex objects or humble pets unwitting and unwilling objects of desire or model minorities who submit to the white Britishers prejudices and whimsNo aspect of India escapes Moggach s derisive Othering patronizing pen she insistently refers to hijra as eunuchs which they are not Indians are constantly explicitly fetishized with lingering uncomfortable descriptions of the brownness of their intimate skin there is a running list of Indian products that are inferior to Western ones plastic sticky notes plaster bandages Moggach references Black people in two ways thugs who attack one of the old women and multiple uses of the word nigger and includes many casually scornful references to Jewish and gay people and of course uses Muslim as synonymous with terroristThis is supposed to be a fun frothy read I hunted down reviews when I was done and found that they all lauded Moggach for writing something so witty and insightful and touching I find it hard to see any wit or insight or compassion in a book that refers to my Hindu god Ganesh as the sort of thing you won at a fairground and then wished you didn t have to take homeJust typing that out made me feel sick againAnd yes I know that people who enjoyed this book would probably say Oh but you re supposed to think the old people are racist That s why the book is a black comedy because it shows people with all their flaws To that I say twaddle If your characters your sympathetic characters the ones that readers are supposed to relate to and feel affection for are raging and unrepentant bigots who are exactly as racist at the end of the book as they were at the beginning you are not writing a comedy of manners You are not writing an acute observation of humanity unless to you humanity refers only to white people which I suspect it does You are writing a hurtful piece of trash that promotes wretched and insidious stereotypes and you are too immersed in your own ignorant privilege to even see itThis is uite possibly the worst book I have ever read I have never before encountered something so blithely smugly cruel that didn t actually identify itself as hate literature up frontAugust 2019 ETA Do not leave a comment trying to argue with me about my review I am not interested I will not engage I probably will leave your comment up so that other people who DO understand why a woman of Indian descent didn t like this book will also understand the lengths that people will go to in order to defend their enjoyment of something racist Thank you and good day

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • These Foolish Things
  • Deborah Moggach
  • English
  • 10 September 2019
  • 9780812982428