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!