By Chetan Bhagat
This is the first book by Chetan Bhagat that I read. Chetan Bhagat is one of the leading authors with a corporate background. The story is about 3 guys in an engineering college, the author and his 2 friends Alok and Ryan. It takes the reader to his or her college days. It is written in first person which makes it easy to corelate with the events.
The name definitely creates a curiousity among the readers. As one proceeds in the story, one discovers that the name points to the performance of a person. This touches most of our hearts as all of us have been average at something or other. Probably this is the most attractive part of the story. Besides studies the story also involves events from the personal lives of the three characters which includes love life, responsibilites of a middle class family and lack of attention. Friendship plays an important part in all these situations. The involvement of friends in each other’s problems and the ultimate solution keeps the reader engrossed and definitely creates nostalgia as one is reminded of their friends. To add to the fun are the hostel events and get togathers. All in all its a beautiful book which takes one back to the college days of assignments, projects, scores, classes and above all the friends with whom we dream of doing something with our education.
This is a must read for all those who spend hours in travelling. Since the story is simple and the plot is taken from day to day life, one feels good after reading it at the end of a long day’s work. The book would leave the reader nostalgic and at the same time entertained. Hence if you are not much of a reader but want to start with something simple yet funny, this is the book to go for. Since the author himself is from an engineering college, he has managed to put the most common yet important events of college as well as hostel life. Hence this is a must read if you are all bugged up on a weekend and don’t want to go anywhere.