Thank you @ChrisK for being awesome and bookish. I can't wait to read this one!
  1. The cover
    Buddy Cat approves generally speaking but hates when blurbs are on the front cover. He's a bit snobbish.
  2. From the publisher:
    "Passing from the mannered drawing rooms of Pakistan's cities to the harsh mud villages beyond, Daniyal Mueenuddin's linked stories describe the interwoven lives of an aging feudal landowner, his servants and managers, and his extended family, industrialists who have lost touch with the land. Refined, sensuous, by turns humorous, elegiac, and tragic, Mueenuddin evokes the complexities of the Pakistani feudal order as it is undermines and transformed.
  3. The first line:
    He flourished on a signature capability, a technique for cheating the electric company by slowing down the revolutions of electric meters, so cunningly done that his customers could specify to the hundred-rupee note the desired monthly savings.
  4. The last line:
    Just kidding, what am I some kind of monster?