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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The 3 mistakes of my weekend

Mistake #1: Spent 95 bucks and bought the book.

Mistake #2: Continued reading the book even after the first 100 pages.

Mistake #3: Finished the entire book.

5 point someone was good fun to read, One night @ a call centre failed to impress, and this one has disappointed.


Sanchit said...

currently I'm executing mistake number 2... :D

Homer said...

I am planning to execute mistake no 1 ..once my project gets over..
simply because its just worth 95 and is less than 200 pages..

CB is an IIM dude - he knows how to sell.

vaise nice simili..

Urv said...

Hope u get a fatal error while execution.
Padh padh, pachtayega meri tarah..

Yes that is true. Mass marketing strategy is damn good.

Stupidosaur said...

Oh heck. I wan't even much impressed by 5-pointless-every-page. And it wasn't that I didn't like it it cos I spent money on it. It was my roommate's.

I always kept waiting for something to happen. Nothing did, except unfolding of cliche after cliche. Niether was the language or the depth of writing really involving. It was like someone wrote 'muddon-pe-se-kahani-likhiye' in their language exam.
In fact I was kinda gripped more by a 'Ramprasad Raisya' story a blogger named 'Crimson feet' wrote on his blog.

Maybe it wasn't the book's fault. It was competing with Shantaram, one that-time-latest book by Rushdie (forgot name) and a book on real events of the Bombay Bomb Blasts of the 90s (forgot the year)that I was reading at that time.

If the book quality is in descending order, so glad I haven't read the other two.

By the way, read all books of the series of 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'. One PJ every 10 lines.
(If you get the joke that is)

Urv said...

//Niether was the language or the depth of writing really involving.

This is what me and a friend were discussing. I had read 5-poiont-someone when I was a newbie reader and probably found it likeable coz I was not too mature as a reader.

I had bought the 3 mistakes primarily coz it said that it also features cricket. Disappointed big time there.

Just finished reading Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies. Far far better than 3 mistakes. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy would be fun to read yaar.. Lemme see..

Pri said...

i totally agree...
buying ONATCC was the first mistake of my life ...
and buying T3MOML was the second...
to avoid any 3rd mistake, ive decided to quit reading chetan bhagat :-/

woh manushya hi kya jo apni galtiyon se na seekhe ...no?

Urv said...

I hope CB also learns from apni galtiyan.
Or maybe he should just put up his stories on a blog instead of publishing a book. :)

t said...

Well said! It was a maha-bore!

Bhai with Chai said...

Read Book1, didn't like it.
Still, was vella and Book2 was in the library, so read it, didn't like it.
Will not buy Book3 and maybe will not read it for free.

Urv said...

~bhai with chai
Hmm.. I think I will still buy the next book :(