A Case of Exploding Mangoes

A Case of Exploding Mangoes

Large Print - 2008
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Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410409607
1410409600
Branch Call Number: FICTION Han
Characteristics: large print
535 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

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What really caused the 1988 plane crash that killed Pakistan's dictator-general? Ali Shigri wants to find out the truth and avenge his father.


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GLNovak
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

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Winnipeg1
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!

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beanieboy
Aug 15, 2012

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

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Patricia03
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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