Five Point Someone

I think I just got the order of the books wrong. Five Point Someone is the first book written by Chetan Bhagat. But does it really matter? In this case, no. Apart from 2 States, I think I used to just get myself to read and finish it, instead of enjoying it.

Five Point Someone focuses on the journey of three freshers through their four years of graduation.  Just like the life of most college students, the book talks about it all – ragging by seniors, the importance of excelling in studies, wrath of professors, pushing each other to fight their fears, getting drunk just before the exam, falling in love with the Dean’s daughter, post course job placements and many more such incidents.

Though the book was turned into a Bollywood movie, the movie definitely had more viewers as compared to the readers of the book. Very few movies turn out to be as good as the book, and even lesser turn out to be better than the book. I think that says a lot. There is so much hype around his books that out of curiosity you end up buying it only to be disappointed. I think I have learnt it with 5 books! (Don’t ask why I had to go through 5 books to reach that conclusion 😛 ). For me, this was a 2/5.

2 thoughts on “Five Point Someone

  1. I felt that this was the only decent book by Chetan Bhagat.
    Oh, and the movie was only “inspired” by the book. A lot of stuff was changed. 🙂


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