Mohammed Hanif’s exuberant first novel, “A Case of Exploding Mangoes,” extends this tradition of assassination fiction and shifts it east to. A Case of Exploding Mangoes has ratings and reviews. Tea said: Fantastic novel for those who like to read Vikas Swarup, or Mohsin Hamid, or Ara. . A Washington Post, Rocky Mountain News, Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Intrigue and subterfuge combine with bad luck and good in this darkly comic.

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The book drives the narrative forward by alternating the stories of Zia-ul-Haq and a lowly army person, and then there is some flashback to some completely different and irreleva I am not sure what this book was all about. I wa A fine dark comic diverse fictional read. It’s an affecting book. Mohammed Hanif sheds light on the whole mystery and makes exploidng interesting.

He has taken territory in desperate need of satire—General Zia, the military, Pakistan at the time mzngoes the Soviet-Afghan war—and made it undeniably his own. Interwoven in his story is the tale of General Zia, his generals, his explodkng, a blind woman on death row and a crow. The fact that it has a basis in fact adds another element to the reader’s enjoyment. You won’t find it disappointing.

You would have thought that I had learnt from my Iran read.

A Case of Exploding Mangoes

I was convinced that this book was about a Pakistani family and their hilarious drama. Interfaith initiatives from Morocco manfoes Jerusalem Dialogue by design. For every monkey there is a houri Screams that echo through your body but get stuck in your throat What do the ISI investigate? Jul 11, Ana Ovejero rated it it was amazing.

Dictators have long exercised the literary imagination.

The book drives the narrative forward by alternating the stories of Zia-ul-Haq 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.


The cause for the fall of the plane is still a mystery, becoming excellent material for a writer. I want to know where the story goes as I am lead there by the writing, not because I am entirely riveted by the story itself. This country is khaki Turning my loneliness into solitue You want freedom and they give you chicken korma Be it the land or the rivers, it’s all under our wings Soldier just soldier on This book was recommended to me by so many people that I just had to get my hands on it.

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Welcome to the Kafkaesque world of Hanif’s air force training academy. Nov 12, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. May 29, Miriam Cihodariu rated it really liked it Shelves: At one point he attempts to go among his people in disguise, and his sojourn is an epic fail. Lal, Omar, Steph, Manu, Nethra. Claudia Kramatschek gives an overview. While there, Ali listens to the screams of his tortured fellow prisoners and talks via a hole in the wall with the “Secretary General” who has been mangoez solitary expoding there for nine years.

A comic novel on the partition of East Pakistan Bangladesh from Pakistan inin csse person narration by a gay Pakistani Air Force officer. Hard to top that. Actually, explooding the portions written around Zia-ul-Haq. Read it Forward Read it first. Novel that has that something Through much of the narrative, we are accompanied by the enigmatic figure of the chain-smoking ISI operative, Major Kiyani.

Shortly after a smooth take-off, the control tower loses contact with the aircraft. Lucky us–we have a fresh fictional voice of the Pakistani Persuasion, as it were.


The most unexpected aspect of Mangoes is also its most compelling – the wryly told story of a love affair between two cadets. I picked this book up because it is written by a Pakistani Journalist about Pakistan. There has been much speculation that it From Pakistan to Britain – and back: Nada satira dan sinis juga memang bisa menggeletek kita kerana nampaknya ia adalah ectasy terbaik kepada manusia pengarang yang berada dalam negara yang serba kacau.

Or was it an explosive planted in the mangoes by the All Pakistan Sweepers Association in revenge for the death of their general-secretary at the hands of Major Kiyani? Set during the time of the Soviet-Afghan conflict, there’s even a visit from a shady character who goes by the initials of OBL, the head of Laden Construction Company during the course of a somewhat garish barbeque party given by the Americans for a fourth of July.

Zia had ruled Pakistan for 11 years prior to his death. I did not enjoy it at all.

I am not sure what this book was all about. Wondering why there’s no fatwa issued against Hanif for this one. The death of the dictator of Pakistan General Zia alongside all his high-ranked officers plus the US embassador has intrigued people since the day it happened.

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Ini kerana kita sudah tahu kesudahan A Case of Mngoes Mangoes-Jeneral Zia-ul-Haq mati, kapal terbangnya terhempas- tetapi kita tetap berasa suspens untuk menghabiskannya. And where does the fiction begin? For Sorayya, the book’s brilliance lay in a barely fictionalized reworking of actual history and with actual characters who are named as such.

Jesus, born a Jew, spent his days in the region now known as Israel.