Sunday, 13 May 2012

Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT - Chetan Bhagat

Set in IIT, in the early '90s, Five Point Someone portrays the lives of the protagonist Hari and his two friends Ryan and Alok. It explores the darker side of IIT, one in which students- having worked for years to make it into the institute-struggle to maintain their grades, keep their friends and have some kind of life outside studies.

Funny, dark and non-stop, Five Point Someone is the story of three friends whose measly five-point something GPAs come in the way of everything-their friendship, their love life, their future. Will they make it?

Chetan Bhagat

Review : 

A refreshing tale for Indian youth.Set in the IIT campus, the story effectively portrays the pressure ,students are subjected to, in reputed educational institutions.The easy - read school boy grammar employed by the author has won him many fans around the country.The college atmosphere, the thick friendship between the three main characters, their different attempts to get rid of the pressure and enjoy college life, the so - called professor's likeness to assignments are all beautifully written and almost all age groups can relate this story to their lives at one point or the other.

The author has managed to cover each and everyone and has made Indians read like never - before.However his easy narration has come under criticism for diluting the standards of books but at the end its winning readers' hearts that matters and I would say Chetan has done that quite well.

A good read especially if you have been a college graduate at some part of your life and wanting to cherish back the memories. If you are a serious fiction aficionado, then this book is not for you

Rating :3/5

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