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10 thoughts on “The Wish Maker

  1. says:

    I really disliked this book It was painful to get through By the end I was just skimming trying to finish hoping something

  2. says:

    I had high hopes for this book I know very little about Pakistani culture and still know very little Understanding that this is a novel and not meant to teach me about anything I still just could not get interested in the ma

  3. says:

    I’d wanted to start reading this book earlier but the goodreads ratings and reviews of it were so negative that I had to think twice before

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    Despite Sethi's remarkable talent for weaving words together with poetry and poignancy I can understand why The Wish Maker has received such low ratings on this site Because here's the thing; The Wish Maker is a story about a Pakistani family told by a Pakistani author and seems to address a Pakistani reader By this I mean that the novel is

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    Read Ali Sethi’s The Wishmaker for a very detailed glimpse of life in modern day Pakistan and less for a textbook representation of plot progression The book centers on a family and opens with preparations for a wedding During the course of the novel we are given many stories surrounding the family and its members The s

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    Recommended To Fans of contemporary adult fic South Asian history and DESI peopleGoodreads ratings are misleading big timeThis book was a delight it was everything I was expecting and If you're sick of reading about white people and their culture or just anything foreign and long for something desi look no further This is a coming of age story and with Sethi's knack for writing exceptional characters and creating amazing descripti

  7. says:

    Ali Sethi is a supremely untalented writer To say that the book overpromises and undelivers is inaccurate for the book has almost nothing to do with what the synopsis claims All that the book has are the ramblings of this 20 something year old about his childhood memories This book should have never seen the light of day at least not in its current scrambled and unedited formSethi clearly comes from a connected south asian family

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    The Wish Maker is a tale of an upper middle class Pakistani family run by strong willed women from the point of view of young Zaki who is observ

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    Do you remember the time when I gave only two stars to Uzma Aslam Khan's Trespassing To me The Wish Maker is exactly what Trespassing could have been had it been goodThe purpose of both books is to paint a picture of modern day Pakistan and they both use a young man returning to the country from his studies in America to do soThe similarities end there because while Uzma Aslam Khan focused on her oddity of a plot Ali Sethi focuses

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    I should warn you right away this book doesn't have a lot of suspense you don't have to wait for what might happen in the endThe novel is about an upper middle class family in Lahore It is similar to a lot of other novels coming out from Pakistan since 2000 The writer growing up in Pakistan going to colleges in America and to a lesser extent

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The Wish Maker

A major new international voice debuts with a sweeping story of love friendship and family ties that brings to life the turbulent world of modern PakistanThe unforgettable story of a fatherless boy growing up in a household of outspoken women The Wish Maker is also a tale of sacrifice betrayal and indestructible friendship Zaki Shirazi and his female cousin Samar Api were raised to consider themselves part of the same litter Together they watched American television and memorized dialogue I really disliked this book It was painful to get through By the end I was just skimming trying to finish hoping something redeeming would happen I should have just uit reading like I wanted to initially Nothing happens in this book There is no plot At all The narration skips all over the place from the main character to his mother to his grandmotherahh And Sethi would rarely just come out and say anything he kept using this superfluous flowery language to hint at things happening In my opinion this method of narration is effective if it s used once or twice in a book when it happens every other page it s just annoying The synopsis on the dust jacket it s the description that Goodreads uses seems to have very little to do with the book itselfHere are my problems with the description of the bookSupposedly this is a tale of sacrifice betrayal and indestructible friendship First of all sacrifice I guess you could say that Zaki s mother had to make some sacrifices however I mostly got the feeling that she was an innatentive self absorbed mother who was concerned about politics than she was about her son Zaki s probably the one who had to give up the most his mother for his country but since he had no say in this I m not really sure it counts as a sacrificeNow betrayal The only betrayal I can think of is when Samar s school friend Tara turns on her But guess what The exact same thing happens every single day between bratty little girls in junior high so I don t really think that countsAnd then indestructible friendship I suppose this is talking about the friendship between cousins Zaki and Samar However it kind of seems like it was destructible she goes back to live with her mom he goes to America and they never talk again And I didn t really get that they were such good friends to begin with anyway There isn t any character development between the two in the book When they do hang out it just seems like Samar kind of orders Zaki around and he just dumbly agrees to everything she says no matter how ridiculous it is I guess he was upset when she had to go back and live with her crazy parents as evidenced by him acting out in school but there just didn t seem to be a very strong correlation there And he seemed fine once he went to the new school so that almost seemed to negate the idea that his behavior was caused by the loss of his cousin And the final paragraph But adolescence approaches and the cousins fates diverge Samar s unconventional behavior in which Zaki has played the role of devoted helper brings severe conseuences for her while Zaki is sent out to discover the world for himself It is only after years of separation from Samar that he is forced to confront the true nature of happiness selfhood and commitment to those he loves mostSamar s unconventional behavior seemed like teenage rebellion than anything very earth shattering Maybe the author just hasn t spent much time around adolescent girls The severe conseuences may have happened but they weren t described Samar simply goes back to live with her parents and then several years later is mentioned again Big deal If something happened in the interim let us know In a society where a woman who admits to being raped may be stoned to death as an adulteress unless she can produce four males to testify in her behalf Samar seemed to have gotten off pretty darn easily in my opinion And I m not sure when Zaki ever confronted the true nature of happiness selfhood and commitment to those he loves most When exactly did that happen He writes some emails to his mom and he admits to the reader in a passage that could easily be overlooked or misunderstood that he is a homosexual I guess that was itTo sum it up I m just in a really bad mood about this book I was excited to read it after looking over the dust jacket description but now that I ve finished it I feel like I ve been lied to or something

REVIEW The Wish Maker

From Bollywood movies attended dangerous protests and formed secret friendships In a household run by Zaki's crusading political journalist mother and iron willed grandmother it was impossible to imagine a future that could hold anything different for either of themBut adolescence approaches and the cousins' fates diverge Samar's unconventional behavior in which Zaki has played the role of devoted helper brings severe conseuences for her while Zaki is sent out to discover the world for him Recommended To Fans of contemporary adult fic South Asian history and DESI peopleGoodreads ratings are misleading big timeThis book was a delight it was everything I was expecting and If you re sick of reading about white people and their culture or just anything foreign and long for something desi look no further This is a coming of age story and with Sethi s knack for writing exceptional characters and creating amazing descriptions for the backdrop of the novel 80s and 90s Lahore Pakistan all old souls rejoice please it was a complete nostalgic trip down the lane of lives my parentsgrandparents love to talk about Here s the thing though I might be bias No I am bias Because duh Pakistani Lahore is love On a serious note as a Pakistani it was easier to envisage places mentioned in the novel MALL ROAD connect to major historical events history student here and laugh on the humour only Pakistanis or well only desi people can understand References to Faiz s poems Madam Noor Jehan s singing Benazir Bhutto and PPP Roti Kapra Makaan and the general political turbulence experienced by the country in that period were highly appreciated and relatable as well as a treat to read about Although there was no larger progressive plot or in simple words a climax that readers search for in any book the intricately woven characters their lives and dilemmas were well presented I also loved that there were a lot of Pakistans to admire in the book the newly independent Pakistan the conservative Pakistan under zia s martial law the war torn Pakistan the feminist Pakistan and lots this was the one thing that made me go through some bland over descriptive chapters Sethi perfectly captured the complex relationships of an unconventional family missing a key father figure and the way the society shaped the lives of Pakistani people back in the day Overall this was a highly enjoyable read but I personally would ve enjoyed it without the occasional bland chapters and with an addition of a climax The ending was great though Samar Api your Amitabh is here Aww 3052 iron willed grandmother Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories it was Mercator impossible to Pasos perdidos en Granada imagine a future that could hold anything different for either of themBut adolescence approaches and the cousins' fates diverge Samar's unconventional behavior Suffering and no suffering in which Zaki has played the role of devoted helper brings severe conseuences for her while Zaki Can We Live 150 Years? 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Self It is only after years of separation from Samar that he is forced to confront the true nature of happiness selfhood and commitment to those he loves mostChronicling world changing events that have never been so intimately observed in fiction and brimming with unmistakable warmth and humor The Wish Maker is the powerful account of a family and an era a story that shows how even in the most rapidly shifting circumstances there are bonds that survive the tugs of convention time and histo Ali Sethi is a supremely untalented writer To say that the book overpromises and undelivers is inaccurate for the book has almost nothing to do with what the synopsis claims All that the book has are the ramblings of this 20 something year old about his childhood memories This book should have never seen the light of day at least not in its current scrambled and unedited formSethi clearly comes from a connected south asian family and pehaps that s all it takes to get a south asian book out and connected to the extent that this boy is now apparently making music in Pakistan I have no doubt he will soon have a music record to show for it as well but I am also as sure that he is as true to his music as he is to his writing مريض الوهم is only after years of separation from Samar that he The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death is forced to confront the true nature of happiness selfhood and commitment to those he loves mostChronicling world changing events that have never been so ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, intimately observed Doctor y campeón in fiction and brimming with unmistakable warmth and humor The Wish Maker La corruptrice is the powerful account of a family and an era a story that shows how even Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves in the most rapidly shifting circumstances there are bonds that survive the tugs of convention time and histo Ali Sethi The Purpose-Guided Universe is a supremely untalented writer To say that the book overpromises and undelivers The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion is The Academy inaccurate for the book has almost nothing to do with what the synopsis claims All that the book has are the ramblings of this 20 something year old about his childhood memories This book should have never seen the light of day at least not Full Dark, No Stars in If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, its current scrambled and unedited formSethi clearly comes from a connected south asian family and pehaps that s all 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida it takes to get a south asian book out and connected to the extent that this boy La ética de la crueldad is now apparently making music 3052 in Pakistan I have no doubt he will soon have a music record to show for Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories it as well but I am also as sure that he Mercator is as true to his music as he Pasos perdidos en Granada is to his writing

  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • The Wish Maker
  • Ali Sethi
  • English
  • 13 January 2018
  • 9781594488757

About the Author: Ali Sethi

Ali Sethi grew up in Pakistan in a family of dissenting journalists and publishers A recent Harvard graduate he has contributed to The New York Times and The Nation among other publications He currently lives in Lahore