Anybody Abusing other authors... should stop reading any books hence forth...every book is about story telling...in the most capturing way and if chetan bhagat, or Karan Bajaj or someon else capture so many reader base then there has to be something about their writing...its not about how and wht chetan bhagat writes, its about whether the reader likes it or not...as long as stpry is good it will be read by ppl and liked by ppl...chetan bhagat is not some SRK or writing who is writing some over hyped stpry...chetan bhagat is read for his witty way of preseinting situation...e.g. I didnt like Th Alchemist novel at all...and there ar millions who liked it alot...but I can not start abusing paulo coelho, same way I liked amny novels by Ayn Rand which many ppl dont link...but they are still considered to be Classic Cults, so its about personal choice...I will again say As long as story is good and author is able to hold me till the end of the book..author is good, otherwise he/she is bad...same goes for Salman Rushdie,Arvind Adiga,kiran desai, arundhati roy...I didnt like their novel but they have got books prize
This is the greatest novel I have ever read in my life. I am still recovering from reading it. The novel hits you deep in the gut and I can never forget the angst ridden, soul-searching protagonist who moves around from place to place, restless, getting caught in the most bizarre of situations which are strangely credible. He is a monk, he is a drug lord, he is a software millionaire, he is a Pol Pot survivor, he is friggin' crazy.
I can't get this book and the cover out of my head. I wish Karan Bajaj writes more and more and more. I have written this review on Flipkart as well. Can anyone suggest where I can meet him? Or when his next book reading event is? I can't see anything indicated on his website.
....wonder if this kind of attitude helps in today's hype driven world. Both your books are far better than Chetan Bhagat's specially your Johnny but less than half the people who know him or read his books must be knowing you.
I suggest you market yourself better. Aren't you a Brand Manager as you say in the interview? Just thoughts.
Re: Just finished reading the book.
by shajahan on May 31, 2010 04:43 PM
Yes, very unusual story for an Indian writer. Crazy yet believable. Liked the climax scene a lot but the end fell just a little flat.