[[ Read books ]] Moth Smoke Author Mohsin Hamid – Bilb-weil.de

When Daru Shezad Is Fired From His Banking Job In Lahore, He Begins A Decline That Plummets The Length Of This Sharply Drawn, Subversive Tale Before Long, He Can T Pay His Bills, And He Loses His Toehold Among Pakistan S Cell Phone Toting Elite Daru Descends Into Drugs And Dissolution, And, For Good Measure, He Falls In Love With The Wife Of His Childhood Friend And Rival, Ozi The Beautiful, Restless Mumtaz.Desperate To Reverse His Fortunes, Daru Embarks On A Career In Crime, Taking As His Partner Murad Badshah, The Notorious Rickshaw Driver, Populist, And Pirate When A Long Planned Heist Goes Awry, Daru Finds Himself On Trial For A Murder He May Or May Not Have Committed The Uncertainty Of His Fate Mirrors That Of Pakistan Itself, Hyped On The Prospect Of Becoming A Nuclear Player Even As Corruption Drains Its Political Will.Fast Paced And Unexpected, Moth Smoke Portrays A Contemporary Pakistan As Far Vivid And Disturbing Than The Exoticized Images Of South Asia Familiar To Most Of The West This Debut Novel Establishes Mohsin Hamid As A Writer Of Substance And Imagination.


10 thoughts on “Moth Smoke

  1. Kinga Kinga says:

    Penguin has released a new edition of Mohsin Hamid s debut novel Moth Smoke with a slightly misleading cover At first glance it seems that there is a couple against the sunset reaching out for each other Excuse me while I cringe It s only when you take a closer look that you realise they have rather jaded expressions on their faces and they are not actually reaching for each other sh...


  2. Samra Yusuf Samra Yusuf says:

    Desires see no bounds, ecstasies have no walls, ambitions are not to confine, and we are left exhausted in heat of our own passions and unsaid illusions we so love to live in, as life goes on We are choked in sepulcher of our own doomed state, we are asphyxiated by the hands of overpowering demons of dark desires, and we are drowned deep in wintery black waters of fervent sensations that leave...


  3. Komal Komal says:

    Once we were eating mangoes, the three of us together I said Sindhris are my favourite Daru said, You can t juice Sindhri, only cut them He said, Chaunsas are my favourite because they re the best for sucking She said, I like Anwar Ratores, because they re small and you can have two or three at a time The fact that this book mentions mangoes and all its eligible pure breeds is a testament to its Pakistani ness Never abuse mangoes in front of a Pakistani you will be clubbed It s our fuitOnce we were eating mangoes, the three of us together I said Sindhris are my favourite Daru said, You can t juice Sindhri, only cut them He said, Chaunsas are my favou...


  4. Zarish Fatima Zarish Fatima says:

    So giving this book 3 stars is kind of unfair because technically it lies on either 5 stars or 1 star I hated each and every character in this books, i hated their guts, i hated the hypocrisy and i hated their attitudes, their ignorance their infatuations and mostly their selfishness Which is something because there are not many writers who develop the characters well enough to be judges and criticized.Every character in this book was alive, i had a mental image of them, they were real talking So giving this book 3 stars is kind of unfair because technically it lies on either 5 stars or 1 star I hated each and every character in this books, i hated their guts, i hated the hypocrisy and i hated their attitudes, their ignorance their infatuations and mostly their selfishness Which is something because there are not many writers who develop the characters well enough to be judges and criticized.Every character in this book was alive, i had a mental image of them, they were real talking and bullshitting This book picks up the most corrupt part of the society the lowest the most twisted and immature set of m...


  5. Fatima Fatima says:

    To be precise, good book with nothing good in it, complexes, jealousies, adulteryrelevantly having an affair with husband s best friends , alcohol, drugs and what not I never came through such complex characters and unfortunately I found them real rather than just characters If you know Lahore and its suburbs, you can actually relate to it very well, the existence of elite class, their immoralities, the working of drug suppliers, stories of red light areas so on and so forth Every char To be precise, good book with nothing good in it, complexes, jealousies, adulteryrelevantly having an affair with husband s best friends , alcohol, drugs and what not I never came through such complex characters and unfortunately I found them real rather than just characters If you know Lahore and its suburbs, you can actually rel...


  6. Anum Shaharyar Anum Shaharyar says:

    The frustration I felt while reading Moth Smoke is the kind of frustration you feel when you re watching a horror movie and you re watching the idiotic side character walk towards a noise in a dark house and you know they re about to face a gruesome death So you re sitting there yelling at the screen do...


  7. مروان البلوشي مروان البلوشي says:

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  8. Anusha Jayaram Anusha Jayaram says:

    It s only now, after my third reading of the book, that I m even attempting to put down my thoughts on it No, not because it s abstract or painful reading But because there were so many, many things in the book that I found beautiful, poetic, tragic, so real that I could reach out and touch it I was overwhelmed Even now, I doubt I d be able to do justice to how much I am in awe of Mohsin Hamid for crafting this masterpiece But I must start somewhere, for my own record, so I remember just wh It s only now, after my third reading of the book, that I m even attempting to put down my thoughts on it No, not because it s abstract or painful reading But because there were so many, many things in the book that I found beautiful, poetic, tragic, so real that I could reach out and touch it I was overwhelmed Even now, I doubt I d be able to do justice to how much I am in awe of Mohsin Hamid for crafting this masterpiece But I must start somewhere, for my own record, so I remember just why I fell so in...


  9. Aasem Bakhshi Aasem Bakhshi says:

    I actually read it as soon as the pirated version arrived on bookstores in Pakistan I think in 2001 Anyone who read it, waited restlessly for Mohsin s next project that came in the shape of Reluctant Fundament...


  10. Bloodorange Bloodorange says:

    My response to this book was curiously all over the place, something I don t usually experience Starting with four stars I felt transported, really drawn into the world of the book, the amount and quality of detail of the realistic linear part of the book are, at least at the beginning, just right for me , then cooling down to three stars I understand Hamid s philosophy of experimental novel writing but the experimental chapters just don t work for My response to this book was curiously all over the place, something I don t usually experience Starting with four stars I felt transported, really drawn into the world of the book, the amount and quality of detail of the realistic linear part of the book are, at least at the beginning, just right for me , then cooling down to three stars I understand Hamid s philosophy of experimental novel writing but the...