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A Case of Exploding Mangoes - Mohammed Hanif
A Case of Exploding Mangoes
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099516743 (0099516748)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
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Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it
4.5 A Political Satire
This is a fictionalized version of how General Zia, a dictator of Pakistan, and his generals died in a plane crash in 1988. This crash also killed the American ambassador to Pakistan. These are historical facts. However, that is the only portion of the book that is true. Or is it?The main charac...
bbbart rated it
3.0 A Case of Exploding Mangoes
I kind of really liked this book. At the beginning it was all satire and little (interesting) story, but this got balanced better over the subsequent chapters.I liked the pace of the book, and the fact that the main, first person character knows so much that is not revealed to the reader, but only m...
sitiwajihah rated it
5.0 A Case of Exploding Mangoes
Super funny and dark. It DOES remind me a little bit of Catch-22. I love it but why the sad ending??? Rawr!
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM) rated it
An unlikely revolutionary/assassin narrates a fictionalized (?), ironized and quite funny tale of Pakistan's General Zia-ul-Haq's rise to power, rule and death due to multiple causes. Wondering why there's no fatwa issued against Hanif for this one. Interesting queer twist, and little bits of socia...
Osho rated it
I thought this might give me a kick back toward Charlie Wilson's War. Hanif uses a fictional first-person narrator to explore the presumed conspiracy that took down Pakistan's General Zia-ul-Haq. Hanif's answer: Pretty much everyone wanted him dead, including an ill-fated crow. I listened to the boo...
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