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Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT (English)

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Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT is a book about three friends who mess up their personal and educational life because of the measly five- point something GPAs in their IITs.

Summary Of The Book

Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT is Chetan Bhagat’s debut novel that presents a dark and humorous perspective on the Indian education system. Set in the premises of IIT, the story revolves around three students who become friends while struggling to keep their place in this highly esteemed institute.The book doesn’t tell you the ways to get into IIT or to survive it but it tells you how bad things can be if one doesn't think straight.

The book talks about the monotony of the education system even at one of the country’s premier engineering institutes. It takes the reader into the lives of these friends as they toil hard to cope with the strong competition at their college. Hari, Alok, and Ryan enter this institute with a dream to beat the competition and come out successful to become the few chosen ones. However, their life becomes a chaos as they mess up their grades that too big time, Hari falls in love with Prof Cherian’s daughter, and Alok and Ryan just cannot control bickering with each other.

Narrated in first person mostly by Hari, Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT is a dark, funny book that has struck a chord in the hearts of millions of readers across the nation as it sheds some light on the dull and tough academic life in the Indian education system. The protagonists have to deal with tough teachers, with the unending exams, and the difficult academic schedule.

How will these three friends manage to complete their graduation in ruthless world of IIT? Will they manage to survive? Or will they be the victims of failure at the hands of mind-numbing education system? Bhagat reveals that in this funny yet realistic novel.

Five Point Someone: What Not To Do At IIT has been adapted into movies in Hindi as well as Tamil. 3 Idiots, the Hindi adaptation, has been a huge success. The book has won Bhagat several awards like Indo-American Society's Society Young Achiever's Award and The Publisher's Recognition Award. It has remained on the bestseller list since its launch in 2004.

About Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat is an award-winning bestselling Indian author, speaker, and columnist.

Bhagat has also published other novels including 2 States, What Young India Wants, The 3 Mistakes Of My Life, Revolution 2020, and One Night @ The Call Center.

Born on 22nd April 1974, Bhagat attended IIT Delhi and later did his MBA from IIM. He started his career as an investment banker in Hong Kong but in 2009 left his lucrative job to devote his full time to writing. Besides writing novels, he also writes columns for leading English as well as Hindi newspapers like The Times Of India and Dainik Bhaskar. He was named among the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine. Today he is seen as a youth icon in India. Four of his movies have been adapted to movies. He was awarded Society Young Achiever’s Award and Publisher’s Recognition Award in 2004 and 2005 respectively.

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Contributors
Author CHETAN BHAGAT
Author Info Chetan Bhagat is the author of three blockbuster novels, Five Point Someone (2004), one night @ the call center (2005) and The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008). All three books have remained bestsellers since their release and have inspired major Bollywood films. The New York Times called Chetan ?the biggest selling English language novelist in India?s history?.
Book Details
Publisher RUPA & CO.
Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13 9788129104595
ISBN-10 8129104598
Language English
Edition 1st
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 267 Pages
Dimensions
Width 5.28 inch
Height 0.63 inch
Weight 231 g
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Abhishek Mishra
03 Sep 2011
Dime novel through and through

I first read it a good six years ago and had loved it. I still like it. It is no literary masterpiece and it would be wrong to compare it with one. It is a dime novel and a good one. It offers a good, quick read - it is a page turner and keeps you hooked till the end. Good pieces of literature linger with you even when you have read the last word. This is not one of them. It does not leave any lingering impressions. You do feel a little good and warm when you reach the end.
If you have to while away an afternoon or have a long commute or have to pass a long night or if you have watched the...
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I first read it a good six years ago and had loved it. I still like it. It is no literary masterpiece and it would be wrong to compare it with one. It is a dime novel and a good one. It offers a good, quick read - it is a page turner and keeps you hooked till the end. Good pieces of literature linger with you even when you have read the last word. This is not one of them. It does not leave any lingering impressions. You do feel a little good and warm when you reach the end.
If you have to while away an afternoon or have a long commute or have to pass a long night or if you have watched the...
I first read it a good six years ago and had loved it. I still like it. It is no literary masterpiece and it would be wrong to compare it with one. It is a dime novel and a good one. It offers a good, quick read - it is a page turner and keeps you hooked till the end. Good pieces of literature linger with you even when you have read the last word. This is not one of them. It does not leave any lingering impressions. You do feel a little good and warm when you reach the end.
If you have to while away an afternoon or have a long commute or have to pass a long night or if you have watched the movie pick up this book - it won't disappoint; just don't expect to gain anything from it.
This is the best piece by Mr. C and his writing has gone positively downhill with each subsequent work. If you do like it and decide on getting other of his novels I'd advice that you buy One Night @ Call Centre and then banish all thoughts of purchasing the rest.

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Sumit Shinde
16 Oct 2011
Twice the Awesomeness...book kept me engaged..

I started reading this book at 10 PM...finished at 6 in morning...enjoyed a lot...Chetan's one of the best.
I recommend everyone to read it...don't go by critics review..some people have habit of always criticizing the things...look at the majority...

77% of 30 users found this review helpful.
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Aman upadhyay
22 Jun 2013
OMG!! This is an Indian best seller???

I started this book after watching 3 idiots . Except raju's falling from the college building there is no similarity. This book is for children who want to improve their language skills. NO STORY AT ALL.IT IS JUST LIKE A BIOGRAPHY OF THREE STUPID COLLEGE FRIENDS WHO STUDY NIGHT AND DAY TO REACH IIT AND THEN BLAME EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR MAKING THEIR LIFE LIKE HELL .SO U NO WHAT THEY DO? THEY STOP STUDYING!!!!
If this Is what Indians like I will never read any Indian author bestseller again .

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
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Shubham Samaddar
12 Jun 2012
Not worth the reputation it has earned!!

This book is about how Chetan really screwed his life at IIT. It is very ordinary, and anyone who says that it is awesome is simply dumb! However the book does hook you up in the beginning, but slowly it lets you go, and at the end it just kicks you out! The book has an horrible ending. One message is very true that Indian education has to change its way, especially IIT. But the book barely concentrates on that! What it concentrates on is that how 3 hippies bunk classes at day and drink rum at night.
One thing should better be noted that, if you are the type that likes good endings and want...
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This book is about how Chetan really screwed his life at IIT. It is very ordinary, and anyone who says that it is awesome is simply dumb! However the book does hook you up in the beginning, but slowly it lets you go, and at the end it just kicks you out! The book has an horrible ending. One message is very true that Indian education has to change its way, especially IIT. But the book barely concentrates on that! What it concentrates on is that how 3 hippies bunk classes at day and drink rum at night.
One thing should better be noted that, if you are the type that likes good endings and want...
This book is about how Chetan really screwed his life at IIT. It is very ordinary, and anyone who says that it is awesome is simply dumb! However the book does hook you up in the beginning, but slowly it lets you go, and at the end it just kicks you out! The book has an horrible ending. One message is very true that Indian education has to change its way, especially IIT. But the book barely concentrates on that! What it concentrates on is that how 3 hippies bunk classes at day and drink rum at night.
One thing should better be noted that, if you are the type that likes good endings and want to think about the book for hours after completing it then this is definitely not you cup of tea, as the end is horrible. Clearly this book is the highest selling English novel of India because of propaganda, nothing else

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
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Abhi
07 Oct 2011
An Experience Worse than Rolling Around with Diseased Pigs on the Last Day of Your Life

You have all the ingredients in here to make even the lamest reality show look like blockbusters. The author starts-off by admitting he lacks the grasp of the basic english language, and with his sloppy langugage and poor, 5th-standard-fail grammer it certainly shows. He might have as well admitted that he was undergoing a lobotomy being performed by a quack while writing this book; because short of that no one can believe this was written by person who has passed Class X. It is so replete with mistakes (and sheer stupidity) that one can barely finish a quarter of the book.

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You have all the ingredients in here to make even the lamest reality show look like blockbusters. The author starts-off by admitting he lacks the grasp of the basic english language, and with his sloppy langugage and poor, 5th-standard-fail grammer it certainly shows. He might have as well admitted that he was undergoing a lobotomy being performed by a quack while writing this book; because short of that no one can believe this was written by person who has passed Class X. It is so replete with mistakes (and sheer stupidity) that one can barely finish a quarter of the book.

A non-existent...
You have all the ingredients in here to make even the lamest reality show look like blockbusters. The author starts-off by admitting he lacks the grasp of the basic english language, and with his sloppy langugage and poor, 5th-standard-fail grammer it certainly shows. He might have as well admitted that he was undergoing a lobotomy being performed by a quack while writing this book; because short of that no one can believe this was written by person who has passed Class X. It is so replete with mistakes (and sheer stupidity) that one can barely finish a quarter of the book.

A non-existent plot, cheap and superficial characters, no conceivable common thread (except that the word IIT comes up every now and then). This book is a scathing indictment of his so-called education, and we can only hope, that this is not reflective of the rest of the IITians.

If you get a choice between slow, painful death and this book, choose the former; at least your time will be well spent. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS.

55% of 58 users found this review helpful.

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