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She takes us through the family’ This book has preoccupied my mind since I started reading it 5 days ago. The Pearl that Broke Its Shell. Kind of had to trudge through it, but was glad I did. I think I can understand that she would hero-worship her father and grandfather, especially since they both did not die from natural deaths, but a consequence of that is she has an inability to approach these figures in a critical manner.

In addition to this, the book traces the history of four generations of Bhuttos and their political power, while also providing insights into the accusations of fraud and violence within Pakistani bhuhto circles. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

So this kind of ‘factual innocence’ doesn’t sit well.

Pity the poor people of Pakistan! Like her star is Virgo or something. As is so often in this buhtto of the world, that no power-holder leaves House without being continuously dogged by violence, it doesn’t surprize me to see one of the world’s most well-known political dynasties caught up in an eternal circle of assassinations and murders.

Her widower, Asif Zardari, President till last year, seems to be, in the American phrase “a piece of work”. And that’s the problem with the book. She seems to have a very good relationship with her step-mother, too, but we haven’t been given any reason to understand what binds them and why I am glad to have read this book – for it now gives Pakistan a flesh and blood – realistic experiences to tie with – making it impossible to hate or bgutto apathetic to.


Please try again later. I liked how she builds up to the event and quietly deals the blow. One’s view of the world or a part of it depends largely on where one is sitting, on the context or one’s observations. Rather swod further trying to raise the name, the best thing for them and for Pakistan would be if they allowed themselves to fade into history.

Jul 16, Surabhi Kaushik rated it it was amazing. A work such as this boasts of insider’s info, and that’s undoubtedly one of the high points.

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The book goes like this: It’s smooth, very well structured and there are no lapses in the narrative. I say nonsensical because all facts and history are thoroughly distorted by her love for her family and murdered father, where he and she are clearly the good guys and the rest are demonspawn.

So read, but read with an open and critical nad. As only of of the three remaining members of the Bhutto family, this book will fill you with anger at the injustices that she, along with her family, have withstood, and admiration at her bravery and ability to dig so deeply into the painful past of her father’s assassination.

The Bhutto’s have obscene amounts of wealth, and a lot of inter-family murder. Songs of Blood and Sword tells the story In Septemberfourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother, while shots rang out in the dark outside the family home in Bllod.


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blood I found the book as a creditworthy research and a personal outrage against injustice. In the book, Fatima has suggested that Benazir also played a role in another family murder — the poisoning of her brother Shahnawaz in the south of France in — that has elicited the most vivid reaction.

Songs of Blood and Sword tells the story of a family of feudal landlords who became powerbrokers. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. How to write a great review.

She introduces herself on the cover as a granddaughter to an executed man, a niece to a murdered uncle and assassinated aunt and daughter to an assassinated father. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to know more about Pakistan and about the Bhuttos – it serves in no small measure as a warning to the ability of power to corrupt and bring tragedies in the lives of those who seek it.

The problem is mainly mine.