Monday, April 17, 2006

A review of "Five Point Someone"

by Chetan Bhagat

A simple short-story written well enough to keep you nostalgic till the last moment.

As mentioned by a leading daily, it feels like the paper-version of ‘Dil Chahtha Hai’. The plot revolves around 3 IIT-Delhi under-achiever dudes who break every law in the book to succeed in IIT.

The language is very readable and you are spared that walk to get your dictionary out of the attic. Chetan Bhagath seems to promise a lot more. Hope he gets better by the book.

Personally, I could relate to a lot of incidents in the story though it appeared cinematic in patches.

A few things I loved about this book
1. The Neha character provided the much-needed variety in a plot involving 3 guys who turn IIT into ‘Masti Ka Paatshala’

2. Vodka on the Insti roof. We have had fun times like this too ;(

3. Title – The title was a smart one. The change from “five point something” to “five point someone” was very creative and apt.

4. Real life characters – atleast they were potrayed so !!

Certainly worth a read !



Blogger Nirek said...

kewl. Will give it a try later. I avoided that book for long time thiking its gonna be one more narrative commentary on IIT-ian life....

Wed Apr 19, 03:29:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Satu : It is a good read for a train journey ;)

Mon Apr 24, 08:06:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Rahul said...

One of the best book that i have came across.

One of the best books that i have come across in non fiction !! Truly amazing
Chetan bhagat is one of the best writers for india today and other books such as revolution 2020 and what young india wants were also nice !

Thu Apr 25, 09:40:00 PM 2013  

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