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His voice and accent fitted the story and enriched my experience Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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kf Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? We explodiny experiencing technical difficulties. Set in Pakistan in the late s just as the Soviets are about to leave Afghanistan, the 11th year of General Zia’s dictatorshipHanif weaves together several story lines: The inevitable comparison here is to Dr.

How else can one shoot barbs at fat generals, loony CIA operatives, manipulative information ministers, and greedy “widows” brought in as props for the General’s charity? Shortly after a smooth take-off, the control tower loses contact with the aircraft. Hanif has written a historical novel with an eerie timeliness.

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Ali Shigri, Pakistan Air Force pilot and Silent Drill Commander of the Fury Squadron, is on a mission to avenge his father’s suspicious death, which the government calls a suicide.

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Item s unavailable for purchase. It sardonically examines the workings of the Pakistani state, which comes off like a Third World Explodung imagined by Raymond Chandler. No Reviews are Available. May 05, Pages Buy. Hanif has a lovely eye and an even better ear.

The Magic of Saida. This book tells the story of a Pakistani Air Force officer, Ali, who wants to avenge the death of his father. The review must be at least 50 characters long. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

A brilliant, entertaining read.

The mystery itself is rooted in what exactly happened when Gen. May 06, Pages Buy. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Also by Mohammed Hanif. Strangelove, cawe just as the Kubrick film crystallized the absurdities of nuclear escalation into an archetypal cast of idiots-who-run-the-world, Mangoes provides the necessary update.

Buy the eBook Price: Most of the novel alternates between the voice of a young Army cadet named Ali Shigri and the voice of the security-obsessed General himself. The narration was pitch perfect for the characters and for the pace and style of the writing.


The writing is solid, the story is a good one and the facts are well researched. Our Lady of Alice Bhatti.

There’s only mangies problem: You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Wild plots abound amid the bloated security apparatus of the modern Pakistani state. Exploxing appreciate your feedback. He was in the Pakistani Air Force for seven years, and then a journalist in Pakistan, where he is explodign known as a playwright. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The book even speculates that it was the work of the CIA.

Hanif highlights the irony in America wanting to purge the world of one type of authoritarianism by cultivating another.