Tuesday, April 07, 2009

"Three Mistakes of My Life" by Chetan Bhagat

I always heard about books of Chetan Bhagat and people says that they are really good. Even my sister liked his book "A Night at Call Centre". After listening to so many fans, I decided to try his book and I purchased his new book "Three Mistakes of My Life" along with "The Bourne Ultimatum" written by Robert Ludlum.

I first decided to finish "The Bourne Ultimatum" and though it was roughly around 750 pages, I couldn't leave it in between the story as it was so brilliantly written that no one can leave it in between. So I finished it first then started reading "Three Mistakes of My Life" and surprisingly I finished it today itself, "The Bourne Ultimatum" took 4 days.

Anyway, now on this book. This book is written in simple narrative form where a Businessmen is telling story of his two friends and his own, where he admitted three mistakes of his life. Also the story revolves round Cricket, Politics and Love where the narrator is accusing himself for being selfish.

I think the story plot was simple and sometime it was predictive. Though Indian society is a lot different from what it is shown in this book. I am still not getting why the book is being so much adored when there is nothing new in it. Just a simple story told in a simple way.

I have read books of Mario Puzo, Robert Ludlum, Paulo Coelho and many more foreign writers even Famous Indian writters like Munshi Premchand had written a lot better books. I think books written by old Indian Writers were far more better than these but still old one never saw such success in terms of money. They were loved but never earned so much money. May be due to marketing these books are finding audience.

I still don't see any point in reading books which just are a waste of time. Its OK if you want to increase the count of books you have read. But if you want to spend your time for quality things then such books are strictly no-no.

Reading and adoring this book will be just like Watching Sarkar and saying that it is better than The Godfather.

A total waste of time.

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