Yes Yes I know that I had promised a lot many things in my previous posts like recipes, movie reviews and what not, but trust me the motivation for writing is missing somewhere, or to put the same thing in a much better way…..the experiences are too personal to share them on a public forum like a blogpost….but nevertheless after a lot of pestering and pushing myself I am here with my first book review……..not literally review…….but a little something about the book i read.
I love to brag and so i go again “I rarely read Indian Authors” 😛 but Chetan Bhagat is one author who writes things one can relate to (?) (lets miss 3 mistakes, revolution 20-20, night at call center…..I am just saying!!). So i was eagerly waiting to get my hands on the book, but it so happened that everyone around me had read it before me and didnt have anything interesting to say about the book and to add to that, I read the book reviews where not a single person admired the writings, the story or the author, but since i had spent 150 bucks buying the book online I gave in to read it.
After 3 hours (divided over 3 nights of reading before I slept) I have the following reasons as to why I will think twice before picking up a Chetan Bhagat book again!!!
- He is a classicist……yes you read it right……..the class divide is very evident in the characters that he presents in the books he writes
- Delhi is the only city in India mind you where students from Bihar find opportunities (Excuse me Mr. I am Mumbai University, Pune University, BHU, etc………….CB: Sorry who???)
- Erotica is so very essential to establish a relationship ……. oh yes, somehow the word platonic doesnt exist in my dictionary. I mean really? Do you always have to, have to make the lead protagonists sleep with each other? I mean for erotica I would rather read E.L James…………….
- Love is blind they say…………but also dumb in the books I say…. For which straight-head female will leave a life in Delhi to go and stay in Dumraon???
- Travel to US is like a weekend trip to Lonavla from Mumbai
- And so is the internship with UN every year for 3 long months……..and i thought getting into UN was very competitive
- Life is all about Happy Endings people….here i agree……but fairy tale style not so true…….
I am not being judgemental, for the guy is a great author…..it takes immense imagination to write ( And guts to quit a promising job and switch to writing as a career) …..but somehow I feel the intellect with which FPS was written is missing and I would wait to read his books till that comes back!!!!
So Mr. CB…..why dont we give bollywood scripts a break and take to some serious writing?