Saturday, March 22, 2008

One night @ the call centre


This is Chetan Bhagat's second novel, the first one being 'Five Point Someone' a novel based on IIT-ans but this one is a treat for all those like me who thinks this is yet another trashy novel,just good enough to read while travelling.in a weird way it made an impact on me.my friend says that Cheten Bhagat was asked about the characters of this novel and he replied that the six characters are representatives of 6 different traits in our personality.


There is Shaym Mehra, the aspiring team leader who was convinced by his colleagues and girl friend of being an under performer, then there is Priyanka his now ex girl friend who has acquired what is considered as a 'prize catch' by her mom [an ever dominating character]Vroom the automobile fanatic,Radhika who works to help her husband run the family, a prototype of an unsuspecting and loyal wife who works to please the mother-in law only to be harassed by her while her husband is busy having a fling with a younger lady.then there is military uncle,a grumpy old man who is thrown out of his son's life due to this own interfering nature.Esha is the aspiring model who has to sleep with a nerd for an assignment only to be informed that she was an inch shorter than the height required.


and what brings them together??well a call centre job that pays or their pubbing,pizza and lifestyle in Gurgoan.and why should you read it?well if it is not a good read then it will definitely boost your belief on yourself.


In winter 2004, the writer met a young girl on a night train journey.to pass the time she offered to tell a story.however,she had a condition:that he make it into his second book.he hesitated,but asked what the story was about. the girl told him it was about 6 call centre employees,set in one night when they recieved a call from GOD.

4 comments:

rOhit said...

Indeed, this is a good book! But yet Five Point Someone was too great for me. :)

Abhishek Khanna said...

i think u r 3 years dunia se peeche.. :P
i read this book ages ago...

phoenix said...

@rohit
:) i liked five point someone as well

@abhishek
arey yaar managed to lay my hands on the book yaar.....

Bubbles of FireWhiskey said...

hmmm i read this book but somehow i lkd 5point sm1 bettr... :)