The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Deborah Moggach This book was originally published with the title, 'These Foolish Things', which after having read the book, I think that would have been a more apropos title, albeit, not quite as exotic.

The plot had promise, the gist being of a retirement home ('hotel') being set up in Bangalore, India for old folks in England to retire to. The first part of the book told their individual stories, as to why they were leaving their homeland for another clime. I looked forward to the rest of the book where their paths and lives converged on a foreign shore.

However, the author continued largely with their individual stories and of their adaptation 'issues' -- which was perhaps the original premise of the novel -- drawing on each character's idiosyncrasies. The problem, for me, was that I felt the ending was too abrupt, a too hasty attempt to tie up loose ends, which didn't match the pace of the rest of the novel, hence the low rating. I have not yet watched the movie, and am interested in making comparisons.