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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Tender Hooks
  • Moni Mohsin
  • English
  • 22 March 2019
  • 9780307889249

Moni Mohsin È 8 Summary

Read & Download ☆ Tender Hooks 108 Though even as it makes you cry with laughter it makes you wince at the gulf between our heroine's glitteringly shallow life and the country 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 compared to Nancy Mitford and Helen Fielding Duty Free is social satire at its biting bes. This is my first Pakistani chick lit and it oddly really reminded me of The Wag s Diary This is because the main character Butterfly is a stuck up fashion loving spa hopping lady She thinks the most important things in life are status and money However despite this she still ends up being somewhat loveable and it s hard not to like herShe does dismiss things like bombs and the Taliban mainly upset not because of the lives that have been lost but because she can no longer go to hotels etc well that s until she gets herself caught in a scary situation The plot in the book is basically to find her cousin Jonkers a suitable bride from a good background She has been enlisted by her Aunt Pussy I couldn t help but grin every time I read her name immature to do this Auntie Pussy is a pretty formidable character I wouldn t want to come against her I should also mention the way the book is written It s purposely written in bad English and misspelled It s easy to 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 them It just annoys meUltimately this 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 time to time La M?ditation cEst Pour Moi our heroine's glitteringly shallow life and the country 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 compared to Nancy Mitford and Helen Fielding Duty Free is social satire at its biting bes. This is my first Pakistani chick lit and it Regency ScoundrelsThe Rakes Inherited CourtesanLady Rosabellas Ruse oddly really reminded me L'encyclopédie des rebelles insoumis et autres révolutionnaires of The Wag s Diary This is because the main character Butterfly is a stuck up fashion loving spa hopping lady She thinks the most important things in life are status and money However despite this she still ends up being somewhat loveable and it s hard not to like herShe does dismiss things like bombs and the Taliban mainly upset not because Toga Party of the lives that have been lost but because she can no longer go to hotels etc well that s until she gets herself caught in a scary situation The plot in the book is basically to find her cousin Jonkers a suitable bride from a good background She has been enlisted by her Aunt Pussy I couldn t help but grin every time I read her name immature to do this Auntie Pussy is a pretty formidable character I wouldn t want to come against her I should also mention the way the book is written It s purposely written in bad English and misspelled It s easy to get A Magnificent Farce and Other Diversions of a Book Collector on with but personally I m not a fan Pièces rosesHumulus le muet ; Le Bal des voleurs ; Le rendez vous de Senlis ; Léocadia of when books mess with spellinggrammar in books Not sure why as I m pretty crap at both نقد الحداثة of them It just annoys meUltimately this book is about Butterfly realizing what really matters in life and most fans Les sortilèges du bondage japonais (GREMESE) of chick lit will be pretty happy with it And although it s not hilarious it did raise a smile from time to time

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Read & Download ☆ Tender Hooks 108 Jane Austen's Emma transported to the 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 type uickly But between you me and the four walls who wants to marry poor plain hapless JonkersAs our heroine social cli. Back when chicklit began in the 90s with Bridget Jones it was humour and it laughed at the characters as well as with them Tender Hooks aka Duty Free is firmly in that tradition I wouldn t bother with Anglo American chicklit but this 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 the novel about politics and the UK publisher is Random House literary fiction imprint Chatto Windus over here it looks like the book s aimed at readers who approach it the way I did a beach read with a current affairs angleIt s very loosely based on Emma a little so on Clueless but there are enough differences that that s fairly irrelevant Malika is a wealthy married airhead snob in her late thirties She s been tasked with finding a new bride for her recently divorced accountant cousin Jonkers by his mother the eually shallow Aunty Pussy and the cousin has very different ideas about his type of woman compared with his social climbing soap watching relativesTwo of these four stars come from the cultural interest in the book though with the caveat that I don t have the knowledge to see just where accuracy stops and comic exaggeration begings Every page has a tickertape of news at the top from features and human interest often related to the book s themes like Caterers make hay in pre Muharram wedding rush Malika s matchmaking attempts are part of that rush woman divorces man for not dining out daily and Lahoris use over 1 million flowers daily to serious headlines security threat causes plunge in foreign investments 17600 families flee as troops backed by warplanes storm south Waziristan in hunt for Al aeda terrorists strike 3 law enforcement facilities in Lahore kill at least 18 And there s a tension between increased westernization and increased conservatism eg custom of arranged marriages eroded by new media age v college imposes ban on jeans after receiving threats from extremistsIt s mostly bad news about Pakistan the wars and terrorism restriction and extreme poverty that people hear about in the west unless they go looking for or have connections via family or close friends Tender Hooks shows another side to the country rarely heard of in our mainstream media one that still coexists closely with the news headlines and the book is not afraid to use humour Recent debates about stereotyping in African literature appear to argue that it s something like this which could balance the picture there showing there s to life than conflict and povertyA minor cliche of war reporting and some charity appeals is that many women still care about fashion and beauty and that these items can boost morale one I remember first hearing explained during the former Yugoslav conflict in the 90s also an explanation of the accepted Second World War favourites of lipstick and nylons or fake seams painted on legs It s tempting to see Moni Mohsin s characters in that light But they feel very confident in their way of life Malika feels like she s being rudely interrupted At the beginning perhaps Malika and her family perhaps don t have a much greater sense of living in a conflict area than I did in the 80s and 90s when there were sometimes IRA bombs in Britain there is some background risk and a lot of worrying but through the book the tension escalates I feel frightened myself going to the bazaar in case some mad weirdo arrives and shoots me for buying western food like chips or wearing western clothes like pop socks Maybe pop socks underwent some ironic hipster revival when I wasn t looking but oh how differently both these items would be regarded by her western euivalent There is though one incident in which the troubles impinge directly on Malika s world by than hearsay and news view spoilerThe scene was believable written and I could relate to the way she was frightened yet by reflex couldn t help not give things to a mugger it s not ill advised heroism so much as natural instinctive stroppiness hide spoiler

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Read & Download ☆ Tender Hooks 108 Mbs her way through weddings sheddings GTs get togethers of course and ladies' lunches trying to find a suitable girl from the right bagground she discovers to her dismay that 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 through Pakistani high society. I got this book from Read It Forward a great score I m normally pretty wary of Jane Austen knockoffs but this loose retelling of the Emma story is enough of a departure from the original that I wasn t constantly comparing the two And it s still similar enough that you get a thrill 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 that the the potential bride come from a good bagground As she goes about her search we follow her from lavish weddings to kitty parties to a brutal encounter with a street thief at the market Because the book is written as a series of diary entries I think we also get a peek into the narrator s inner life from her musing on how to deal with your servants to political upheaval and terrorismI enjoyed Mohsin s writing Although some readers may find the narrator s flawed English with its malapropisms and political incorrectness distracting it made me laugh And exploring a place and culture that I know little about Lahore Pakistan make me feel as if I d learned something by the end of the book as well One criticism of the book that many readers have voiced is that the narrator is a tad unlikeable And it s true For much of the book she s materialistic pig headed and seems to only be out for herself But bits of character shine through though overbearing she s clearly devoted to her son and by the end of the book you can sense at least a small shift in her priorities There s nothing worse that a character who doesn t grow and change and that s a mistake Mohsin avoided here


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