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Ahmedabad India
The book is to be tasted and chewed, not further
Mar 03, 2017 11:34 AM 2595 Views



Book Name- Five Point Someone: What not to do at IIT!

Author- Chetan Bhagat

It is a 2004 novel written by Chetan Bhagat.

He did his graduation in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi as well as he did it from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. This is the first book written by Chetan Bhagat.

He completed his studies and was then working in a bank. But he was not able to have enough satisfaction with his job and was keenly interested in writing a book. So here comes his first novel.His novel has sold a million copies worldwide, which made Chetan a famous writer. Later, a film called 3 idiots, was also made from the book which was a blockbuster having Aamir Khan as the lead actor.

The book is narrated by Hari, with some small passages by his friends Ryan and Alok, as well as a letter by Hari's girlfriend Neha Cherian. It deals with the lives of the three friends, they work hard during their education. With dedication they reach at this stage where they make to one of the best engineering colleges in India.But their interest and their enthusiasm is blasted by the load of the academic work.They try doing stuff against the system, which makes the book rather more interesting. Their utmost attempt is to clear their exams with better Grade points but they are totally taken away by their own issues and are unable to fight with the system Hari's flirting with Neha who just happens to be the daughter of Prof. Cherian, the domineering head of the Mechanical Engineering Department of their college.

While the tone of the novel is humorous, it takes some dark turns every now and then, especially when it comes to the families of the protagonists. Most of the action, however, takes place inside the campus as the boys, led by the ever creative Ryan, frequently lamenting how the internationally lauded IIT system has stifled their creativity by forcing them to value grades more than anything else. Uninspiring teaching and numerous assignments add to their woes, though the boys do find a sympathizer in Prof. Veera, the new fluid mechanics professor.

What is my view?

The various points that I felt to be better in this book are

1.The book is rather more monotonous.

  1. there is continuous repetition of the same events repeatedly, there is nothing more creative.

  2. We are as always expecting, that the writer does something better which inspires the reader to read all other books of the author. or even read the same book again.

  3. There is very less essence of love displayed, which creates confusion in the book.

  4. The book does not give a clear view, as to what he actually did being there or what we should be doing at his place.

So I would request the readers to rather read better inspirational books and this book is just meant to chew.Not even digest.

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