The Three Mistakes Of My Life-Chetan Bhagat

Finally... I found the time to read Chetan Bhagat's Latest novel-The three mistakes of my life.
The plot is too 'filmy'.. bollywood style.. wonder if he was inspired to write something like that....
Am not surprised.. after both his books have been taken up for scripting, to be made into films... it is highly probable that could have happened.

The book is short..144pages only... I finished it in something less than 3 hours .. which is quite remarkable....(for me ..of course :) )
The plot is simple... Govind Patel, Ishaan, and Omi are three chuddy buddies in Ahmedabad.
Govind being a hardcore gujarati, cannot resist being a businessman, so.. he decides to start a business... a sports shop, in a temple, run by Omi's Father.. Ishaan would provide cricket tips to youngsters etc ... Slowly they decide to expand ... as their business trebles, then quadruples... they book an expensive mall, and plan to move in there, when the Gujarat Earthquake occurs... their dreams are all vaporised instantly....
Govind being very good at maths is asked to coach Ish's sister.. and of course.. he inevitably falls for her....
Ish finds a boy called Ali.. who has a medical problem, which can be used to his advantage... that of hitting sixes ... Ish is surprised to see, how the 12year old has smashed a 20+ something district level qualified fast bowler to pieces... Ish decides to take him under his wings... then they decide to meet the Australian team for some help (in showcasing the talent of this boy...) and then their trip to Australia occurs.... In the meanwhile Govind and Vidya(Ishaan's sister) get phyiscal ...resulting in an unwantedly threatening position for Govind.. meanwhile the communal riots at Godhra happen, so.. here the young boy Ali is being targeted by the mobs ...Omi is killed in the encounter... Ishaan finds out that his best friend was wooing his sister and decides to once and forever forsake him .... After 3 years of separation from Vidya Ishaan and everybody... Govind is frustrated with his life and decides to take the pill... but of course.. not without writing a letter to this author... which of course happens to be the first scene of this story....

All's Well that Ends Well....

You can download a copy of the book from Scribd.. search for the file '3Mistakes' and you can find it over there....
I have no idea who posted it there in the first place.. so no once comes rnning after me....!!!!

My Opinion ? Not worth reading.... Too Filmy a plot... Worth buying.. only if you are a hardcore chetan Bhagat fan or an aspiring Bollywood, Script writer or Assistant Director.....

Saturday, September 13, 2008 by Hari
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  1. i felt the same way too. i read 2 states last week. i liked it, even though we kinda get the feeling it's written for a movie rather than a book.

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