(PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes]


A Case of Exploding Mangoes

A Case of Exploding Mangoes characters ✓ 0 Your narrator Ali ShigriHere are the factsA military dictator reads the uran every morning as if it was his daily horoscopeUnder Officer Ali Shigri carries a deadly message on the tip of his swordHis friend Obaid answers all life's uestions with a splash of eau de cologne and a uote from RilkeA crow has crossed the Pakistani border illegallyAs young Shigri moves from a mosue hall to his military barracks before ending up in a M. I am not sure what this book was all about General Zia ul Ha dies in the end which is not a spoiler btw and someone killed him The story is about who killed him I think It is also a political satire on Pakistan s crazy political figures It is about the army I think In fact I don t really know what to thinkThe book drives the narrative forward by alternating the stories of Zia ul Ha and a lowly army person and then there is some flashback to some completely different and irrelevant story about some American Colonel there are sweepers and blind women for some inscrutable reason there are pages spent on what a crow does people just jump from one situation to the other and I think Osama Bin Laden made an appearance somewhere I have no clue what I just read and I feel like I have taken LSD There were some slightly funny moments in the book but it was by no means a great book on political satire Or anything The book was slightly coherent in the first half but things just become too bizarre in the second half with everyone doing their own thing Next time I think I will just order the illegal stuff the author is consuming and not his book

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A Case of Exploding Mangoes characters ✓ 0 There is an ancient saying that when lovers fall out a plane goes down A Case of Exploding Mangoes is the story of one such plane Why did a Hercules C130 the world's sturdiest plane carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Ha go down on 17 August 1988 Was it because of1Mechanical failure2Human error3The CIA's impatience4A blind woman's curse5Generals not happy with their pension plans6The mango seasonOr could it be. A book like this could never have been written during the lifetime of General Zia ul HaPakistan s dictator for eleven years 1977 88What Zia would have done to the authorwould not have been very pleasantSothe author took his time and the book appeared twenty years after Zia s deathat a time when there was unprecdented freedom of expression in the countryand anyone could say anythingThe book is full of vicious invective directed at General Ziathe ruthless strongman is presented as a caricatureThe author does not even spare Zia s wifethere are lots of crude jokesHe mocks everythingZia s generalsthe American ambassadoreven Osama Bin Laden makes an appearanceThe author also has a lot of fun at the expense of Zia for his supposed infatuation with American socialiteJoanne HerringThe book is written in the background of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and seems to have been inspired by two other books on the subjectCharlie Wilson s War by George Crile and Ghost Wars by Steve CollThe author was a former air force cadet in real lifewho didn t manage to graduateBut half the book is the story of a cadetAli Shigriwho is planning to kill Zia to avenge his father s deathHe falls under suspicion and is arrested before being releasedThis part of the story bored meit fills up the pages with impressions from his PAF academy daysThe author re imagines Zia s last days and his increasing worries about his securityThat makes for a compelling readthis part of the story is a page turnerThe author certainly seems to take particular delight in Zia s eventual assassination 17 August 1988when his plane crashedtaking 31 people to their deathsIt was suspected that gas from a case of mangoes had incapacitated the pilots and caused the crashWhat actually happened and who assassinated Ziaremains a mystery to this dayIt is a remarkable work of fiction and vicious political satireIt is another matter that making a mockery of a case of mass murder is not somethingwhich is in good taste

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A Case of Exploding Mangoes characters ✓ 0 Ughal dungeon there are uestions that haunt him What does it mean to betray someone and still love them How many names does Allah really have Who killed his father Colonel Shigri Who will kill his killers And where the hell has Obaid disappeared toTeasing provocative and very funny Mohammed Hanif's debut novel takes one of the subcontinent's enduring mysteries and out if it spins a tale as rich and colourful as a beggar's dream. A charred page of a slim book a hand gripping the spine a thumb with a half grown nail inserted firmly into the last pageThe guilty commit the crime the innocent are punished That s the world we live inA Case of Exploding Mangoes

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • A Case of Exploding Mangoes
  • Mohammed Hanif
  • English
  • 09 July 2018
  • 9780224082426

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  1. says: characters × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Mohammed Hanif Mohammed Hanif ☆ 0 Read (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes]

    (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes] review A Case of Exploding Mangoes Fantastic novel for those who like to read Vikas Swarup or Mohsin Hamid or Aravind Adiga Novel that has that something Interesting story subtle humor

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes] A book like this could never have been written during the lifetime of General Zia ul HaPakistan's dictator for eleven years 1977 88What Zia would have done to the authorwould not have been very pleasantSothe author took his

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes] characters × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Mohammed Hanif Mohammed Hanif ☆ 0 Read A good book about general Zia and his era but not an excellent one but it is a nice attempt given there is no attempt at fictionalizing the life of this most hated dictator of Pakistan It is told through the story of Ali Shigri his friend Obaid or Baby O and Colonel Shigri It has glimpses of an obscure Major KianiI wonder if that major is General Ashfa Pervez Kiani who knowsGeneral Akhtar or Brother Akhtar for Zia and A

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes] Mohammed Hanif ☆ 0 Read characters × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Mohammed Hanif I am not sure what this book was all about General Zia ul Ha dies in the end which is not a spoiler btw and someone killed him The story is about who killed him I think It is also a political satire on Pakistan's crazy political figures It is about the army I think In fact I don't really know what to thinkThe book drive

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes] Mohammed Hanif ☆ 0 Read characters × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Mohammed Hanif BackgroundThe Pakistani Prez General Muhammad Zia ul Ha died decades ago but I had read in an article that his death was r

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes] Having read a review of this book in the NYT we promptly purchased it Not the kind of thing we normally do but Sorayya needed to read it for professional reasons her own current book takes place in an adjacent time period and the same place I will give you her impressions after I give mineI don't think this is a

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes] An astonishing book at so many levels and still witty fast paced beautifully written and thought inducing The first surprise is that a book of the nature can be written about actual recently deceased politicians in South Asia I am still surprised that the author was not banished in Pakistan or no major furore was created

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    (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes] characters × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Mohammed Hanif Mohammed Hanif ☆ 0 Read Ah Where do I begin to write words on a book I have come to adore with every turning of the page? It's full of those little surprises

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    review A Case of Exploding Mangoes (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes] A charred page of a slim book a hand gripping the spine a thumb with a half grown nail inserted firmly into the last pageThe guilty commit the crime the innocent are punished That's the world we live inA Case of Exploding Mangoes

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    characters × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Mohammed Hanif (PDF/EPUB) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes] I picked this book up because it is written by a Pakistani Journalist about Pakistan I thought it might give me context and cultural insights I guess it did And for the few few chapters I was enthralled But in the end I didn't like it A few reasons Reason one maybe because I live here and I work on policy issues the book was disturbing enmeshed with reality and I wasn't euipped to tell the two apart How much of the story of Zia Ul

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