Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Five Point Someone

The whole world is talking about this book right now and I just HAD to read it.. well, atleast the part of the world I belong to. Five Point Someone is written by Chetan Bhagat and it has suddenly become a raging bestseller in India.
Five point someone deals with the typical college life of students in IIT in India. For those who are not aware, the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) are the best colleges for Engineering in India. Anyways, the simple style of writing appealed to the masses. In addition to that, the description of events that define the lives of regular college students in India made it an instant bestseller. Guys who never touched books in their lives are suddenly walking around with a copy of Five Point Someone and discussing the style of writing, etc etc.
I enjoyed reading Five Point someone. It was definitely amateurish and way too "simple" for my liking but it was enjoyable nevertheless. I am curious to see if he would ever write again and if he does, what would he write about?? yet another phase of his own life??

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