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5.0 out of 5 stars Only wish I could buy Meera Syal's superb reading of it, too!, 18 Aug. 2013
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Like the previous reviewer, I bought this book (and "Diary of Social Butterfly") because I so enjoyed Meera Syal's brilliantly funny reading of it as Radio 4's "Book of the Week" (Or maybe it was "Book at Bedtime" - I hear them via "Listen Again" and always confuse the two.)

The book is a light and highly entertaining read. I particularly enjoyed the humour that stemmed from the juxtaposition of the hi-tech aspects of modern Pakistan and the more traditional aspects of the country, which most people think of first. And, still more, I appreciated the author's talent for making readers laugh at what they learn from the narrator's words, even as the latter self-importantly tells them something completely different.

But much as I enjoyed the book, I think it was Meera Syal's reading of it that made it golden for me. So I'd REALLY like to purchase a recording of that, too. Both for myself and for others. Given that there are only two reviews here so far, and we were both drawn to the book by Ms. Syal's performance, it seems to me that there would definitely be a market for the "As Heard on Radio" audiobook!

If anyone ever finds one, please, please post the details. I tried to make a mental note of the production company and thought they said Pacifica, but that seems to be based in the States and I'm fairly certain that the live performance took place in the UK.
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