It took three days and a couple of calls to courier company for the book to reach my home rather room from landmark. As soon as i reached home, i laid my hands on the book, even before i removed my back pack. I removed it only after finishing the book. Well i usually finish my fiction in one sessions.
Five point some one did bring chuckles and i was laughing to myself like crazy. 2 states too did the same but in multifold than five point some one.Well writing gets better with your experience.Considering I felt, reading One night at call centre and three mistakes of my life as two mistakes of my life, two states was quite gripping.Hats off to Mr Chetan Bhagat for bringing back his magic.
The unexplained sudden change of heart by his father is the weakest link in the novel.
Fiction or truly inspired, he really have did his research well with depiction of chennai so close to reality.[Couldnt help wonder, did he really knew the meaning of the few tamil words he uses!!][I could have suggested with much more toned down lighter words! :) ;)]
As well could have toned down the stereotypes, northie southie stuff. Far from reality dude.
For sure he has learnt a thing or two about marketing in IIMA, if not why to insert references from "Five Point Someone" which might tempt you to read it again[it definitely tempted me]
Well the dramas in his stories make me feel that [ in three mistakes that trip to australia] [In two states, the concert, atleast here it gels well with the story] he writes them such that they could be easily adapted to movies[Again an IIT engineer would know a thing or two about reusability too.]
At the same time Wondering why he has to throw some robin sharma kind of stuff in his novels?
Why Such lashing out on the Silicon Valley/Techie NRI's? [In two states, it is Harish, in one night at call centre a guy from microsoft?]
The dedication at the beginning of the book is different and well deserved too[ I have always felt, sudha's dad never got his due credit for the success of narayanamoorthy!] But why the asterisk/footnote/disclaimer over the dedication? Oh I get it, that was to pacify your mother right :) :)
Is that the blue blooded back ground of IIT and IIM that makes him tick? Would [he] would have gained this attention or reputation with out his alma maters.
Well I dont deny that he writes well, but his stories or plots are not that great. They are successful because he writes well about what the english reading adult male or female in the age group of 18-40 could really associate very well. He knows his customer profile pretty good and it helps that this demography is pretty large contributing to his numbers.
Once the tamil writer sujatha remarked, Mix the facts and fictions together in proper proportions and leave the reader wondering[or confusing] which is the fact and which is the fiction. Chetan Bhagat does sticks to this in a holistical manner by making it a point to blatantly accept/hint his stories are
based upon true life incidents.[ even dan brown does the same but just in an altogether different bigger plane]
Hope he does not runs out of steam from good real life inspirations to keep us laughing like crazy all alone in the middle of the night.