Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A case of award-winning mangoes

The Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize (the shortlist for which was announced in August) has gone to Mohammed Hanif's fine satire A Case of Exploding Mangoes. My review of that book is here. (Earlier post about Shakti here.)


  1. I found "Mangoes" miles better than "White Tiger". That may be, in part, because I know far less about Pakistan than I do about India and therefore cannot pick holes in Haneef's story.

    But this year's Booker selection still confounds me.


  2. white tiger is a dumb stupid book, glorified without merit.

    Case of exploding mangoes should have won the Booker this year.

  3. Liked "Mangoes" a lot, but "Netherland" was my favourite from the Booker longlist -- magical book.