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A Case of Exploding Mangoes | [Mohammed Hanif]

A Case of Exploding Mangoes

There is a 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 aircraft, carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988?

Was it because of: mechanical failure; human error; the CIA's impatience; a blind woman's curse; generals not happy with their pension plans; the mango season? Or could it be your narrator, Ali Shigri?

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Publisher's Summary

There is a 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 aircraft, carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988?

Was it because of: mechanical failure; human error; the CIA's impatience; a blind woman's curse; generals not happy with their pension plans; the mango season? Or could it be your narrator, Ali Shigri?

Teasing, 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.

©2008 Mohammed Hanif; (P)2008 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Mark
    Enfield, United Kingdom
    1/14/15
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    "whatever happened to blind Zenab?"
    Would you listen to A Case of Exploding Mangoes again? Why?

    I never listen to books more than once


    What did you like best about this story?

    I could feel the heat of the sun and the tension in the air. great story, well told well read. I want to visit Pakistan now!


    What does Paul Bhattacharjee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His voice and accent fitted the story and enriched my experience


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The very surprising love scene...no spoilers


    Any additional comments?

    I am still captivated by the story one week after finishing it, it made my trips to work in the car fly by

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Boggy of Bucks
    Buckinghamshire
    1/11/15
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    "Splendid"

    Entirely believable tale of Pakistani life under the first post-colonial military rule, written from the perspective of the leader and a lowly member of the military who has reason to bear a grudge. A beautifully written, gently and cleverly funny story.

    The narration was pitch perfect for the characters and for the pace and style of the writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kariesa
    3/3/15
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    "Delightful!"
    If you could sum up A Case of Exploding Mangoes in three words, what would they be?

    absolutely loved this book! the narrator was excellent, the story intriguing, witty and funny. definitely recommended.


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