Greetings to you all, friends,
So who are we casting for the (inevitable, unquestionable) film? Emma Thompson for Grace the gracious neighbour - but who for Major Pettigrew and the obnoxious Roger? Jim Broadbent is too fat, and Colin Firth isn't quite old or young enough.
Did anyone else find the peripheral relationships - father/son, major/neighbour, son/girlfriend, major/abdul wahid MUCH more interesting and better drawn than the central love interest?
Would any else have liked a little more of Jasmina's internal monologue? I also wished that the Major's character hadn't existed quite so much in tart reaction. Though - I guess that's the implication of "reactionary".
Anyway, thanks for that. I enjoyed it, and I read it ON TIME.
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