Five Point Someone

Now, here’s a book that sucks, but I still would recommend reading! Confused? Well at least the author is from what I read. Hehehe, going by the way of writing of Chetan Bhagat, THIS IS MY BLOG, I CAN SAY WHAT I WANT NOW CAN’T I, which I do anyway! The book is about 3 guys screwing up if IIT and coming out victorious out of it! I had read it sometime ago. I had reread it y’day as I didn’t have much to do at home, although I had the biography of Kurt Cobain in my hand as well.

Hari, Ryan and Alok decide to take Ryan’s view on life and decide to enjoy life in IIT rather that slogging it out [agreed with the author till there], but then screw it up! Well, DUH, you gotta work smart dude. Anyhoo, only the character of Ryan appealed to me, coz it reminded me of me so much, except that dude, I guess I was a bit wee smarter @ work than that dude. ;-)!

There are some good points in the book, I will not deny that! The concept of guys taking alcohol, grass and talking about the philosophies of life had been rendered well, and at tiimes the writing was like real conversations! But there are parts where I really just puked! Neha falling for Hari [PUKE], Neha and Hari sleeping togethere [PUKING MORE]! Anyhoo, a lotta people I know really liked the book! Plz note that most of them were girls and as Harsh says, probably because, it gives them an insight into the life of “guys”! I have 2 words for them “SENSATIONALIZED” and “UNDERRATED”! I would say that guys do have some fun mentioned in that [Read: Alcohol, puffs, sports, discussing drab philosophies of life], but we don’t do crazy stuff like these monkeys go on doing!

Another thing that I can’t understand is that people who have stayed in hostel think that this book provides a concise insight to the life @ hostel and almost give it a biblical status. I have got one word for those dudes – “WEIRD”!! I think the book is good as a fiction, sucks as a discourse on life, bewilders me as a romantic book, makes me wanna puke rather, nauseating yet again as a book on heroics!

All in all, my suggestion is that if you wanna read this book, go ahead and do it, rather I would recommend it for you, except that don’t take it as anything more than fiction!! And, yes Ryan reminds me of me all the time, one of the reasons why I continued to read the book! Was wondering where that guy would have ended up ;-)! Hehehe!

7 thoughts on “Five Point Someone

  1. 😀
    i just read one night at a call centre and wondered how five point someone did that well!! and as i said in my latest post now i soo wanna read that…….n this is totally encouragin…now i have to find that one!
    TC n enjoy


  2. Hahaha! Just checked ur blog! Yup, Cochin is beautiful @ night! I always remember the night I spent at Mad’s terrace. Beautiful place, but full of mosquitoes and too humid for my taste ;-)!

    Chetan Bhagat can write good convos – that’s the be all and end all of it is what I feel :-)! But do read!!


  3. Hehehee!
    i knew that!Someday, u r gonna tell this.
    But, what i think that this is the book about fun-n-masti u have in college your life and, i think it doesn’t lack in this anywhr.And, who the hell is getting the preachings abt the how-to-live-ur-life frm this book…life itself is more than enough!What i can say that this book was a fun reading and anybody who has gone thru this phase, will njoy! So guys! My Verdict: Go ahead n read this!


  4. At the end, both of us are asking people to read the book ;-)!

    It’s not that we consciously ask for preachings from the book Baba! It’s the same way in life. You look [read], comprehend [the same word] and then decide to use it in life if you find it profound!

    You judge[even unconsciously] everything you hear, see and feel! So, that’s why I felt that the book should _not_ be taken as an update on life!

    For e.g. you tried the concoction mentioned in the book didn’t ya V+G+F?? Even though you told me that it was b4 the book, still you don’t remember it as part of the life you lived, but as a mention from the book, even if it’s not consciously! :-D!



  5. i read 5 pt some a month ago, i really found the book to be a welcome discourse on some of the beautiful things u happen to miss out in life as a youngster. maybe the neha thing was a bit blown out of props as also alok’s fall. but that apart , u can connect with the book with an immediate ease .even his lingua franca with sardonic humour bytes reduces the flow of the matter to an accesible plane. college students must read…….
    for parents of college students………..strictly avoidable!


  6. Hi Pavan!!

    Yup, I can agree with that. The book is quite a nice read, but still as I say, I couldn’t relate too much with it. :-D!!

    But, then again, to each their own isn’t it? Nice to know your opine on the same :-)!!

    And welcome to the blog!!


  7. even i agree to you mate and was wondering about the same points…NEHA as a charachter seems quite confused on her choices, or may be because of the protected enviroment at home she fell for HARI…though after reading the book, i thought its another hyped up book and again A night at the call center is better as it gives a much stronger message !!


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