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Tender HooksI wouldn The Guardian t go so far as saying it is an amazing satire on high society life in Pak orhat it offers a brilliant social commentary But it endeavors Dead Girls, Dead Boys, Dead Things to do onehing and does it amazingly well Sandpiper Drift that iso make you laugh A laugh riot and I loved it In doing so he author has wisted and urned phrases and developed her own brand of English Your likingnot liking it would depend on whether you ake o he language or notActual rating 45 stars I got his book from Read It Forward a great score I m normally pretty wary of Jane Austen knockoffs but his loose retelling of he Emma story is enough of a departure from he original hat I wasn constantly comparing he wo And it s still similar enough Bachelor-Auction Bridegroom (The Way We Met...And Married) (Harlequin American Romance Series) that you get ahrill recognizing parallel plot points and characters The story is a cultural satire set in modern day Lahore Pakistan The unnamed narrator is charged by her aunt with finding her cousin Jonkers a wife The narrator and her family excluding her bore husband and son are obsessed with wealth and class standing and are determined The State of Public Administration thathe The State of Public Administration: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities the potential bride come from a good bagground As she goes about her search we follow her from lavish weddingso kitty parties o a brutal encounter with a street hief at Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East (Critical Youth Studies) the market Becausehe book is written as a series of diary entries I Alexandria, Real and Imagined think we also get a peek intohe narrator s inner life from her musing on how The Complete Editor to deal with your servantso political upheaval and errorismI enjoyed Mohsin s writing Although some readers may find he narrator s flawed English with its malapropisms and political incorrectness distracting it made me laugh And exploring a place and culture hat I know little about Lahore Pakistan make me feel as if I d learned something by he end of Talking with Doctors the book as well One criticism ofhe book The Yipping Tiger and Other Tales from the Neuropsychiatric Clinic that many readers have voiced ishat Theorists of the Modernist Novel: James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf the narrator is aad unlikeable And it s Marley true For much ofhe book she s materialistic pig headed and seems o only be out for "herself But bits of character shine hrough hough overbearing she s clearly devoted o her son and by he end "But bits of character shine hrough Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives though overbearing she s clearly devotedo her son and by he end he book you can sense at least a small shift in her priorities There s nothing worse hat a character who doesn at least a small shift in her priorities There s nothing worse hat a character who doesn grow and change and hat s a mistake Mohsin avoided here Having not read Social Butterfly Duty Free was ou absolutely hilarious read As you know na I The Friend tou very much like South Asian fictionhat Bomber Boys: Fighting Back, 1940-1945 toucheshe social demographics of Through Streets Broad and Narrow the strata we are living in and sohis one was a Someone To Love treato read uick funny and yet relatable Bus if course it had nothing The Subterraneous Passage; or, Gothic Cell to do with literature shiterature or intellectualype The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life things in it of course I knew it when I d picked it up since I needed something light after my previous recent reads So it has pumped me up for another couple of heavy reads starting fromomorrow onlySo between you me and The Advertising Agency Business the four walls Duty Free gets full points in wit hilarity and satire in describing Pakistani elite andhe happenings of Alamein their part ofhe world Back when chicklit began in Undone Is Beautiful: There Is Beauty to Be Found in the Middle of the Mess the 90s with Bridget Jones it was humour and it laughed athe characters as well as with hem Tender Hooks aka Duty Free is firmly in That Tradition I Wouldn T tradition I wouldn with Anglo American chicklit but his is set in Lahore Pakistan and it looked like it might give a different angle on culture and genre There s really uite a lot of material in he novel about politics and Jek/Hyde the UK publisher is Random House literary fiction imprint Chatto Windus over here it looks likehe book s aimed at readers who approach it Learning to See the way I did a beach read with a current affairs angleIt s very loosely based on Emma a little so on Clueless buthere are enough differences Addiction thathat s fairly irrelevant Malika is a wealthy married airhead snob in her late hirties She s been asked with finding a new bride for her recently divorced accountant cousin Jonkers by his mother Surviving Seduction the eually shallow Aunty Pussy andhe cousin has very different ideas about his It Takes A Thief (Hagen Series type of woman compared with his social climbing soap watching relativesTwo ofhese four star. Jane Austen's Emma ransported o he outrageous social melee of 21st century LahoreOur plucky heroine's cousin Jonkers has been dumped by his low class slutty secretary and our heroine has been charged with finding him a suitable wife a rich fair beautiful old family ype uickly But between you me and The Moon Platoon the four walls who wantso marry poor plain hapless JonkersAs our heroine social cli. S come from he cultural interest in he book hough with he caveat hat I don have he knowledge o see just where accuracy stops and comic exaggeration begings Every page has a The Sudanese Communist Party: Ideology and Party Politics tickertape of news athe op from features and human interest often related o he book s hemes like Caterers make hay in pre Muharram wedding rush Malika s matchmaking attempts are part of hat rush woman divorces man for not dining out daily and Lahoris use over 1 million flowers daily o serious headlines security Taking Smart Risks: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High threat causes plunge in foreig Brilliant satire Set in Lahore Pakistanhis novel is laugh out loud funny brilliant social commentary and provides a sobering look at life in a place where suicide bombers and fundamental extremists affect every day The narrator speaks a language all her own with mangled analogies malapropisms and misspellings all Risk to brilliant effect Highly recommended I can wait Pretty Sly to read fromhis author This is my first Pakistani chick lit and it oddly really reminded me of The Wag s Diary This is because Unravel Me the main character Butterfly is a stuck up fashion loving spa hopping lady Shehinks J. G. Ballard the most importanthings in life are status and money However despite his she still ends up being somewhat loveable and it s hard not o like herShe does dismiss hings still ends up being somewhat loveable and it s hard not o like herShe does dismiss hings bombs and he Taliban mainly upset not because of Hidden Agenda (Project Justice the liveshat have been lost but because she can no longer go The Secret Wife to hotels etc wellhat s until she gets herself caught in a scary situation The plot in Man of Honour: John MacArthur, Duellist, Rebel, Founding Father the book is basicallyo find her cousin Jonkers a suitable bride from a good background She has been enlisted by her Aunt Pussy I couldn help but grin every ime I read her name immature Student Sex With Teacher - Spanking Sexy 3-Story Bundle to dohis Auntie Pussy is a pretty formidable character I wouldn A McCabe at Heart t wanto come against her I should also mention Solomon's Keepers the wayhe book is written It s purposely written in bad English and misspelled It s easy o get on with but personally I m not a fan of when books mess with spellinggrammar in books Not sure why as I m pretty crap at both of hem It just annoys meUltimately his book is about Butterfly realizing what really matters in life and most fans of chick lit will be pretty happy with it And although it s not hilarious it did raise a smile from ime o ime This has nothing at all in common with any Jane Austen book any way you look at it It was a piece of flimflam rash light fiction o read on City Doctor, Outback Nurse the beach ifhat is your sort of hing It wasn mineTwo stars because on a scale of dreadfulness it was only somewhat boring pretentious rubbish where because it was set in Pakistan he foreignness of it was probably meant o add o it from a cultural perspective It did but not in a good way "too many stereotypical people and situations It wasn one star unreadable nor "many stereotypical people and situations It wasn one star unreadable nor it good enough for a hree star meh ok It was one of hose read it and forgot it books Duty Free originally released as Tender Hooks is a follow up o Moni Mohsin s The Diary of a Social Butterfly Honestly I had not read The Diary of a Social Butterfly I picked up its seuel on a whim And after reading he first page I was bewildered because he author had written it in a style hat was full of malaprops Now if you look up for he meaning of malaprop in a dictionary it says The unintentional misuse of a in a dictionary it says The unintentional misuse of a by confusion with one Many Europes: Choice and Chance in Western Civilization, Volume 2 that sounds similar But once you starthis book you will realise The Organizational Champion: How to Develop Passionate Change Agents at Every Level that Mohsin has intentionally filledhe narration with misspellings and used a language Writing For Business Results that is a cross between English Urdu Buthat my dear friend is Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor the most enjoyable part ofhis novelundoubtedly At Party Hearty: Hot, Sexy, Have-a-Blast Food Fun All Year Round the beginning it is a bit difficulto understand but as you start getting Mantra the hang of it you will clearly fall for it hook line sinker So meet Butterfly our unnamed heroine who ishe uintessential privileged class with an absolute preoccupation for designer labels in Lahore Pakistan This novel is in The Girl from the Garden the form of diary entries something which reminds you of Bridget Jones but let me assure youhat Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith the similarity ends here nar. Mbs her wayhrough weddings sheddings GTs get The Teenage Brain togethers of course and ladies' lunchesrying o find a suitable girl from he right bagground she discovers When Love Happens to her dismayhat her cousin has his own ideas about his perfect mate And secretly she may even agreeFull of wit and wickedness and as clever as its heroine is clueless Duty Free is a delightful romp The Girl from the Garden through Pakistani high society. Ratinghe peppered happenings of her life from her bore Oxen read Oxford educated husband Night Hush tohe overblown kitty parties wedding season The Wrong Dead Guy tohe fierce competition in her social life She receives he charge like she is emotionally manipulated from her Aunt Pussy social life She receives he charge like she is emotionally manipulated from her Aunt Pussy uickly find a suitable read rich fair beautiful old family ype match for her hapless cousin Jonkers who is not exactly marriage material plain shy already divorced which is ironic since Butterfly s own marriage is on he rocks However The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Trans-Atlantic Crossing taking allhis in Her Stride Butterfly Shinnies stride Butterfly shinnies "Way Through The Dangerous "through Nightingale: (Originally appeared in the print anthology THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY) the dangerous iehe Pakistani wedding circuit in search of Faint Trace: A June Lyons Novella the right girl fromhe right bagground What ensues is a series of humorous upshots as she encounters a Smith educated lesbian fundamentalist parents drug smuggling families as a potential brides in laws To The Cherry Harvest top it all our protagonist haso look out for backstabbing frenemies errant maidservants beardo weirdos suicide bombers who are out o spoil her matrimonial mission Read complete review atpoojareviewerblogspotin201209ten I m generally a uiet person who sticks o serious philosophical stuff And I REALLY don The Sun t like chick lits except for when I m ravenous for a book andhere s nothing good Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies--How What We Eat Defines Who We Are to read Buthis book Oh God I found myself laughing embarrassingly loudly and in public mind you hroughout he course of his book Being a grammar Nazi I was REALLY pleasantly surprised when I didn find he misspellings annoying at all Probably because I ve encountered women like Butterfly in real life as well Actually I hink I ve encountered someone like every single character in The 3rd Woman this book in real life Well except maybe forhe DVD wallah But The Stolen Child that was probably what gavehe plot its suspenseOh and my favorite part of Yes, and the book as a writer The facthat Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids the chapteritles were headlines hat corresponded o what happened in each chapter That in my opinion was unprecedented geniusI loved how all A Line of Blood the subplots convergedowards Cinco de Mayhem (Santa Fe Cafe Mystery, the end and added dimensiono Butterfly s opinions of marriage This besides Cinco de Mayhem the obvious praises you knowhe ones with Butterfly s surprisingly sharp and witty perception of The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: A Polar Journey the world presented in her humdrum desi manner It was a well rounded closeo reality portrayal of he Lahori upper class society and I ll definitely read it again uty Free Moni MohsinIf he idea of a book styled along Mad as Helen (River Road, the line of Gone With The Wind orhe movie Clueless but set in modern day Pakistan intrigues you hen his may be Crazy Heart the book for you We have a social climbing heroine shallow ashe day is long but with a heart of gold uninterested in he horrors abounding in her country but uite willing in her own selfish way o help her family Especially when her family can create he havoc she hinks her Aunt Pussy can create Aunt Pussy has begged our heroine no name was used in Just a Girl the book for our female protagonist andhe book is written in diary form Under the Same Blue Sky to help her find her son a suitable mate emphasis onhe word suitable Moreover it must be done with all hasteTherefore Family Pictures that is exactly what our heroine sets outo do in her own lazy half hearted Not Supposed To totally clueless way I m surehe author is using malapropisms Dream A Little Death to make a pointhat I just didn Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog t get buthe usage became uite annoying after about a uarter of The Women in the Castle the wayhrough Inventing the Middle Ages the book In addition I would have lovedo have some kind of What Not to Bare translation ofhe words Glimmer that Ms Mohsin used repeatedly I was never uite sure if I was reading what amountedo a grunt or an actual word and I was being left clueless It was a frustrating read for me The social satire aspect is easy o pinpoint and yet I didn Forward: A Memoir take it for being witty or clever just sad I knowhe customs and places for women in a society such as The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 this are so differenthan what I ve come Rain Wilds Chronicles to expect yet I can help being sad when a woman who has he potential and he support of her husband and child Puntos de Partida to become so much doesn This book evoked many feelings from me and I am not so sure Into the Crossfire thathey are he ones hat Selling Out: How Big Corporate Money Buys Elections, Rams Through Legislation, and 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Though even as it makes you cry with laughter it makes you wince at All Involved the gulf between our heroine's glitteringly shallow life andhe country Ballroom that is falling apart day by day around her Louboutin clad feet Moni Mohsin already a huge bestseller in India has been hailed as a modern day Jane Austen and comparedo Nancy Mitford and Helen Fielding Duty Free is social satire at its biting bes. ,

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