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A Case of Exploding Mangoes Hardcover – 5 Jun 2008

3.9 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; First Edition edition (5 Jun. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224082043
  • ISBN-13: 978-8184000382
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,196,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Witty, elegant, and deliciously anarchic. Hanif has a lovely eye and an even better ear."
-- John le Carré

'Irreverent, imaginative and playful' -- FT

Cadet life is entertainingly evoked, overflowing with japes, jerkoffs, hashish highs and liquored lows... -- Guardian

`Mohammed Hanif's first novel is as grimly, intelligently comic as if written by an Asian Joseph Heller' -- Daily Telegraph

`brassy, savvy, comic debut...concise, punchy story-telling...with an affable, laconic, breezy, believable protagonist' -- New Statesman

`enjoyably satirical [...] witty and effective' -- TLS

`entertaining.... darkly comic.... Zia's limited intelligence and unlimited paranoia are portrayed with great glee.... -- The Independent

`exuberant and satirical: this is an angry comedy about Zia's brutal legacy to Pakistan'
-- The Observer

`zesty, highly inventive...Hanif is a gifted writer...His explosive finale is brilliantly constructed' -- Daily Mail

less Le Carr...than Private Eye...A Case of Exploding Mangoes deserves a high mark' -- The Independent

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A superb debut novel centred around the assassination of the Pakistani dictator General Zia.

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