Five Point Someone

Five Point Someone (English, Paperback, Chetan Bhagat)

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Five Point Someone  (English, Paperback, Chetan Bhagat)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Rupa & Co
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788129104595, 8129104598
    • Pages: 284
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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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    5

    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 things...look at the majority.
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    Sumit V Shinde

    16 Oct, 2011

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    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 wh...
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    Abhishek Mishra

    3 Sep, 2011

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    Brilliant

    Absolutely the top of the shelf. 3 Idiots, the movie based on the book, despite all the money it made, was not a patch on the book. Sincere, honest, witty and poignant at the same time, the boo will assure Chetan Bhagat a place in Indian literary history.
    read it if you have not done so already.
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    V B

    30 Oct, 2011

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    3 idiots better than the book!!!

    This is a great book for IITans.THe book has a message on it's own while 3 idiots is better than the book.Things that Raj Kumar Hirani has changed in his movie:-

    Ryan=Rancho,Alok=Raju,Hari=Farhan,Neha=Priya,Virus=Prof. Cherian,Chatur=Venkat(Who plays a minor role).

    1.Farhan is in love with Priya not Rancho.
    2.Alok wants to become an artist,While in the movie Farhan wants to and becomes a photographer.
    3.The thing that Rancho is Phunsukh Wangdu is not at all mentioned in the book.

    Not only ...
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    Paavan Desai

    1 May, 2013

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    Oh God WHY?

    I ask myself:
    1. Why did I pick this book?
    2. Why did I paid for it?
    3. Why did I read it?
    The three mistakes of my life, for choosing five point someone, which is a shit! Weak plot, grammatically also it is just average, nothing golden! And overall, just a 1/5.
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    Deepa Mehra

    25 Apr, 2013

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    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 wi...
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    Abhi

    7 Oct, 2011

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    awsome

    i have read it after watching 3 idiots.must say chetan had done a great job.much interestng and preety good story.thats why it worked for me.I have become a fan of chetan.Really bro u had a good past.really good.
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    PETER MANDAL

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    17 Feb, 2012

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    TIME PASS

    TIME PASS HAI BHAI , IF YOU TRAVELLING IN THE TRAIN IT WILL BE GOOD BOOK FOR TIME PASS.
    TIME PASS HAI BHAI , IF YOU TRAVELLING IN THE TRAIN IT WILL BE GOOD BOOK FOR TIME PASS.
    TIME PASS HAI BHAI , IF YOU TRAVELLING IN THE TRAIN IT WILL BE GOOD BOOK FOR TIME PASS.
    TIME PASS HAI BHAI , IF YOU TRAVELLING IN THE TRAIN IT WILL BE GOOD BOOK FOR TIME PASS.
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    SHANTANU SARKAR

    18 Oct, 2011

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    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 ag...
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    Aman Upadhyay

    22 Jun, 2013

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    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 a...
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    Shubham Samaddar

    12 Jun, 2012

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:is this the book behind "3 idiots"?
    A:Yes ..Movie 3 idiots has taken inspiration from this book .. Nice book ...Awesome movie .
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    Q:it is a novel or notebook
    A:novel
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    Q:is it noval
    A:It is a fiction. Very high demanding and famous book of Chetan Bhagat.Talks about what not to do in IIT Block Buster movie "3 Idiots" is based on this book. Go ahead buy and enjoy the book.
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    Q:is it love related??
    A:Yes, but not a complete love story!!
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    Q:Do I get a bookmark along with it??
    A:yep
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    Q:is it effective for Arts students...??
    A:though it depicts the college life of engineering students , yet there are many things in common with every student's college life....overall good one...
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    Q:Is this book gud for students who r 14-15 years of age ? Can it be constructive for their English and of they wish to seek IITs ?
    A:Yes it is very knowledgeable and gives you the idea of engineering colleges in india.
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    Q:is it easy English? can read by 12 year old?
    A:Simple English but in my opinion not suitable for 12 year old.
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    Q:Is it a true story??
    A:Not really
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