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Free read Tender Hooks Moni Mohsin ç 4 Read Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Moni Mohsin 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. I m generally a uiet person who sticks to serious philosophical stuff And I REALLY don t like chick lits except for when I m ravenous for a book and there s nothing good to read But this book Oh God I found myself laughing embarrassingly loudly and in public mind you throughout the course of this book Being a grammar Nazi I was REALLY pleasantly surprised when I didn t find the misspellings annoying at all Probably because I ve encountered women like Butterfly in real life as well Actually I think I ve encountered someone like every single character in this book in real life Well except maybe for the DVD wallah But that was probably what gave the plot its suspenseOh and my favorite part of the book as a writer The fact that the chapter titles were headlines that corresponded to what happened in each chapter That in my opinion was unprecedented geniusI loved how all the subplots converged towards the end and added dimension to Butterfly s opinions of marriage This besides the obvious praises you know the ones with Butterfly s surprisingly sharp and witty perception of the world presented in her humdrum desi manner It was a well rounded close to reality portrayal of the Lahori upper class society and I ll definitely read it again

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Free read Tender Hooks Moni Mohsin ç 4 Read Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Moni Mohsin 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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Free read Tender Hooks Moni Mohsin ç 4 Read Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Moni Mohsin 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. Duty Free originally released as Tender Hooks is a follow up to 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 the first page I was bewildered because the author had written it in a style that was full of malaprops Now if you look up for the meaning of malaprop in a dictionary it says The unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar But once you start this book you will realise that Mohsin has intentionally filled the narration with misspellings and used a language that is a cross between English Urdu But that my dear friend is the most enjoyable part of this novelundoubtedly At the beginning it is a bit difficult to understand but as you start getting the hang of it you will clearly fall for it hook line sinker So meet Butterfly our unnamed heroine who is the uintessential privileged class with an absolute preoccupation for designer labels in Lahore Pakistan This novel is in the form of diary entries something which reminds you of Bridget Jones but let me assure you that the similarity ends here narrating the peppered happenings of her life from her bore Oxen read Oxford educated husband to the overblown kitty parties wedding season to the fierce competition in her social life She receives the charge like she is emotionally manipulated from her Aunt Pussy to uickly find a suitable read rich fair beautiful old family type 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 the rocks However taking all this in her stride Butterfly shinnies her way through the dangerous territories ie the Pakistani wedding circuit in search of the right girl from the 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 top it all our protagonist has to look out for backstabbing frenemies errant maidservants beardo weirdos suicide bombers who are out to spoil her matrimonial mission Read complete review atpoojareviewerblogspotin201209ten


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    Free read Tender Hooks Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Moni Mohsin Moni Mohsin ç 4 Read This has nothing at all in common with any Jane Austen book any way you look at it It was a piece of flimflam trash light fiction to read on the beach if that is your sort of thing It wasn't mineTwo stars because on a scale of dreadfulness i

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    (Tender Hooks) PDF KINDLE ê Moni Mohsin 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

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    (Tender Hooks) PDF KINDLE ê Moni Mohsin Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Moni Mohsin I wouldn't go so far as saying it is an amazing satire on high society life in Pak or that it offers a brilliant social commentary But it endeavors to do one thing and does it amazingly well that is to make you laugh A laugh riot and I loved it In doing so the author has twisted and turned phrases and developed her own brand of En

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    (Tender Hooks) PDF KINDLE ê Moni Mohsin Duty Free originally released as Tender Hooks is a follow up to 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 the first page I was bewildered because the author had written it in a style that was full of malaprops Now if you l

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    (Tender Hooks) PDF KINDLE ê Moni Mohsin Moni Mohsin ç 4 Read Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Moni Mohsin Brilliant satire Set in Lahore Pakistan this 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

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    Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Moni Mohsin Moni Mohsin ç 4 Read (Tender Hooks) PDF KINDLE ê Moni Mohsin 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 compa

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    (Tender Hooks) PDF KINDLE ê Moni Mohsin I'm generally a uiet person who sticks to serious philosophical stuff And I REALLY don't like chick lits except for when I'm ravenous for a book and there's nothing good to read But this book Oh God I found myself laughing embarrassin

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    (Tender Hooks) PDF KINDLE ê Moni Mohsin 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 becau

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    Free read Tender Hooks Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Moni Mohsin Moni Mohsin ç 4 Read Having not read Social Butterfly Duty Free was tou absolutely hilarious read As you know na I tou very much like South Asian fiction that touches the social demographics of the strata we are living in and so this one was a treat to read uick funny and yet relatable Bus if course it had nothing to do with literature shiterature or intellectual type things in it of course I knew it when I'd picked it up since I needed something light after

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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Tender Hooks
  • Moni Mohsin
  • English
  • 04 February 2020
  • 9780307889249