Teaser Tuesdays: The Return of the Butterfly



The plot of The Return of the Butterfly by Moni Mohsin is pretty lightweight, honestly with a book title like that, I shouldn’t expect anything else. The book is a running commentary on Pakistan from the point of view of a wealthy and frivolous socialite.

The writing is very good, and laugh out loud in places, and I find myself enjoying this book inspite of the non-existent plot. Here are a couple of teasers:

Hai, this is what I love about London. It’s Lahore but with shops and electricity

Haha, I would never think of equating London with Lahore.

Here’s another teaser

Also went to APWA’s dinner to celebrate Pakistani women. General Musharraf with his jet black hair was also there. I don’t know why he was there because he isn’t a woman, you know.
Anyways, he announced that he was going to give APWA 5000 pounds from his own pocket. As if we all give from someone else’s pocket. But maybe being a general he doesn’t know difference between his own pocket and his countrymen’s pocket.

~ The Return of the Butterfly by Moni Mohsin

Have you read this book or its prequel – The Diary of a Social Butterfly?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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