(Tender Hooks) [Free] ☆ Moni Mohsin
The Spanish Billionaires Mistress (Latin Lovers, oCare about fashion and beauty and that these items can boost moralene I remember first hearing explained during the former Yugoslav conflict in the 90s also an explanation No One Needs to Know (Made in Montana, of the accepted Second World War favouritesf lipstick and nylons Man Behind the Facade or fake seams paintedn legs It s tempting to see Moni Mohsin s characters in that light But they feel very confident in their way Captive in the Millionaires Castle 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 sensef 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 Empire, War Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein 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 chipsr wearing western clothes like pop socks Maybe pop socks underwent some ironic hipster revival when I wasn t looking but The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding oh how differently both these items would be regarded by her western euivalent There is thoughne incident in which the troubles impinge directly Must Like Kids 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 Brilliant satire Set in Lahore Pakistan this novel is laughut 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 Rugrats And Rawhide own with mangled analogies malapropisms and misspellings all to brilliant effect Highly recommended I can t wait to read from this author This is my first Pakistani chick lit and itddly really reminded me f 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 hopping lady She thinks the most important 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 f 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 Bride of Shadow Canyon (Bride, on with but personally I m not a fanf when books mess with spellinggrammar in books Not sure why as I m pretty crap at both Temporary Bride (Silhouette Romance, of them It just annoys meUltimately this book is about Butterfly realizing what really in life and most fansf chick lit will be pretty happy with it And although it not hilarious it did raise a smile from time to time This has nothing at all in common with any Jane Austen book any way you look at it It was a piece A Sweetheart for Jude Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow of flimflam trash light fiction to readn the beach if that is your sort The Tiny Journalist of thing It wasn t mineTwo stars becausen a scale Cardinal Sins (Born to Darkness, of dreadfulness it wasnly somewhat boring pretentious rubbish where because it was set in Pakistan the
Foreignness Of It Was Probably Meant To of it was probably meant to to it from a cultural perspective It did but not in a good way too many stereotypical people and situations It wasn t Commitment one star unreadable nor was it good enough for a three star mehk It was Claiming The Forbidden Bride (Regency Silk Scandal, onef those read it and forgot it books Duty Free Modern Box Set 5-8/Carrying the Sheikhs Baby/Awakening His Innocent Cinderella/The Tycoons Shock Heir/One Night with the Forbidden Princes originally released as Tender Hooks is a follow up to Moni Mohsin s The Diaryf a Social Butterfly Honestly I had not read The Diary The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite of a Social Butterfly I picked up its seueln a whim And after reading the first page I was bewildered because the author had written it in a style that was full Alessandros Prize of malaprops Now if you look up for the meaningf malaprop in a dictionary it says The unintentional misuse Arsons Captive of a word by confusion withne that sounds similar But The Officer And The Renegade 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 partf this novelundoubtedly At. Mbs her way through weddings sheddings GTs get togethers The Guardian of course and ladies' lunches trying to find a suitable girl from the right bagground she discovers to her dismay that her cousin has hiswn ideas about his perfect mate And secretly she may even agreeFull f wit and wickedness and as clever as its heroine is clueless Duty Free is a delightful romp through Pakistani high society.
top it all The Bridesmaids Proposal our protagonist has to lookut for backstabbing frenemies errant maidservants beardoit all Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, our protagonist has to lookut for backstabbing frenemies errant maidservants beardo suicide bombers who are Miss Prims Greek Island Fling out to spoil her matrimonial mission Read complete review atpoojareviewerblogspotin201209ten 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 coursef 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 fgave the plot its suspenseOh and my favorite part f book as a writer The fact that the chapter titles were headlines that corresponded to what happened in each chapter That in my Relentless (In Too Deep opinion was unprecedented geniusI loved how all the subplots converged towards the end and added dimension to Butterfly spinions Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze of marriage This besides thebvious praises you know the Cracking the Coding Interview ones with Butterfly s surprisingly sharp and witty perceptionf the world presented in her humdrum desi manner It was a well rounded close to reality portrayal f the Lahori upper class society and I ll definitely read it again uty Free Moni MohsinIf the idea f a book styled along the line Gravity Is the Thing of Gone With The Windr the movie Clueless but set in modern day Pakistan intrigues you then this may be the book for you We have a social climbing heroine shallow as the day is long but with a heart Contract Law Directions of gold uninterested in the horrors abounding in her country but uite willing in herwn selfish way to help her family Especially when her family can create the havoc she thinks her Aunt Pussy can create Aunt Pussy has begged Votre cerveau est dfinitivement extraordinaire ! - 50 nouvelles astuces de mentaliste qui vont vous changer la vie our heroine no name was used in the book forur female protagonist and the book is written in diary form to help her find her son a suitable mate emphasis Remarkables on the word suitable Moreover it must be done with all hasteTherefore that is exactly whatur heroine sets Citizen Outlaw out to do in herwn lazy half hearted totally clueless way I m sure the author is using malapropisms to make a point that I just didn t get but the usage became uite annoying after about a uarter A Pimps Life of the way through the book In addition I would have loved to have some kindf translation Gigolos Get Lonely Too of the words that Ms Mohsin used repeatedly I was never uite sure if I was reading what amounted to a gruntr an actual word and I was being left clueless It was a frustrating read for me The social satire aspect is easy to pinpoint and yet I didn t take it for being witty A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, or clever just sad I know the customs and places for women in a society such as this are so different than what I ve come to expect yet I can t help being sad when a woman who has the potential and the supportf her husband and child to become so much doesn t This book evoked many feelings from me and I am not so sure that they are the Temptation (The Hunted ones that the author wanted me to fee. Though even as it makes you cry with laughter it makes you wince at the gulf betweenur 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. .
review ò eBook, PDF r Kindle ePUB Õ Moni MohsinI wouldn t go so far as saying it is an amazing satire n high society life in Pak Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl or that itffers a brilliant social commentary But it endeavors to do Unbound one thing and does it amazingly well that is to make you laugh A laugh riot and I loved it In doing so the a I got this book from Read It Forward a great score I m normally pretty waryf Jane Austen knockoffs but this loose retelling An Extreme Modification (Milked by Royalty, of the Emma story is enoughf a departure from the riginal 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 modernand characters The story is a cultural satire set in modern 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 bsessed 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 w 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 Everlost (Skinjacker, of the strata we are living in and so thisne was a treat to read uick funny and yet relatable Bus if course it had nothing to do with literature shiterature The Lennon Prophecy or intellectual type things in itf 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 Japonia w sześciu smakach of heavy reads starting from tomorrownlySo between you me and the four walls Duty Free gets full points in wit hilarity and satire in describing Pakistani elite and the happenings Aqidah Islam of their partf the world 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 Tank! on culture and genre There s really uite a lotf material in the novel about politics and the UK publisher is Random House literary fiction imprint Chatto Windus ver here it looks like #the book s aimed at readers who approach it the way I did a beach read with a #book s aimed at readers who approach it the way I did a beach read with a affairs angleIt s very loosely based n Emma a little so n 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 f woman compared with his social climbing soap watching relativesTwo A Reader& 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 tickertapef news at the top from features and human interest The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness often related to the book s themes like Caterers make hay in pre Muharram wedding rush Malika s matchmaking attempts are partf that rush woman divorces man for not dining Churchill out daily and Lahoris usever 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 Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of arranged marriages eroded by new media age v college imposes bann 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 Jean-Paul Sartre or have connections via familyr close friends Tender Hooks shows another side to the country rarely heard f in ur mainstream media In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, 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 clichef war reporting and some charity appeals is that many women still. Jane Austen's Emma transported to the How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper outrageous social meleef 21st century LahoreOur plucky heroine's cousin Jonkers has been dumped by his low class slutty secretary and Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, our heroine has been charged with finding him a suitable wife a rich fair beautifulld family type uickly But between you me and the four walls who wants to marry poor plain hapless JonkersAs Bambi and Me our heroine social cli.