A Case of Exploding Mangoes

A Case of Exploding Mangoes

Book - 2008
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This novel reimagines the conspiracies and coincidences leading to the mysterious 1988 plane crash that killed Pakistan's dictator General Zia ul-Haq.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780307268075
Branch Call Number: HANIF M
Characteristics: 323 pages ; 25 cm.


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Mar 30, 2014

Did Ali Shigri kill General Zia, dictator of Pakistan. Did the CIA? Did his generals? Was it an accident? This book follows Ali Shigri and General Zia in the days before the plane crash that took the life of the general and presents a totally fictional, or is it, account of events. Especially engaging are the thoughts of these two characters. I enjoyed the whole thing from beginning to end. Humourous, satirical, matter-of-fact, the pace swept me along and then didn't dwell at the end. Very good book.

JeremiahSutherland Nov 20, 2012

I'm surprised this won any prize except Book Most Likely To Be Returned. Military dictatorships include people who want to unseat the dictator, are incompetent and self-serving, suspicious and brutal? I'm astonished!

quagga Nov 02, 2012

dark and entertaining satire

Nov 02, 2012

Great story, harsh but definitely believable. & somehow it's really funny too. Highly recommended.

RenGrrl Oct 29, 2012

A rich and compelling tale!

Aug 15, 2012

Beautifully wriiten - a mixture of humor, human perseverance, corruption, greed, irrationality - all woven into this wonderful book.

Sep 20, 2011

A very good readand most amusing


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quagga Nov 02, 2012

There's poetry in committing a crime after you have served your sentence. I do not have much interest in poetry, but punishment before a crime does have a certain singsong quality to it


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