Wednesday, September 3, 2008

the 3 Mistakes of My Life


Hi friends,


As promised here is my review on the 3 mistakes of life.



To start with, the 3 Mistakes of life is a typical Chetan Bhagat’s book with lots of masala, and unexpected twists and turns. As Buzzz and Comfortably Numb rightly said, it’s like a typical Bollywood movie - entertaining but devoid of logic or reasoning!!!


It is a book filled with a lot of clichés- and a lot of similarities with “
Five Point Someone”. Three young friends, their tryst with destiny, their ups and downs, the dark humor, and the screw ups.

Now as for the good and bad points of the book, I’ll first start with the good points.


Firstly, the starting is very dramatic and very interesting. You just have-to read after reading the prologue. Secondly, like any other Chetan’s books, it contains lot of Hinglish lingo which is fun to read and something that we can relate to easily. Thirdly, his characters are young, ambitious and passionate and have the same moral, social and religious dilemmas as many of the young Indians today. At the same time their context and sensibility is unabashedly Indian.


Now coming on to the bad points or not-so-good points of the book.


Firstly, the story that develops beautifully in the first half, slags a bit in the latter half. Secondly, the 'Ali & their going to Australia' angle is pretty cheeky! Thirdly, the end is very melodramatic with half the people dying like a typical RGV movie. Moreover, I feel the '3 mistakes' were not really mistakes because ultimately Life is not an exam with any right and wrong answers!


But overall an interesting read. Chetan has again proved his writing skills beyond imagination though ‘Five Point Someone’ still remains his Best book. One night @ call centre was good and so is the 3 mistakes of my life.
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P.S – I want to make two announcements.


1. I want to officially thank Keshi for being so sweet as to awarding me with 'Brilliant Weblog Award' that I feel I just don't deserve and that it is just a very sweet gesture on her part for which I am humbly honoured.

so, Thank you Keshi!!!! I really appreciate that......Muaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!
(Sorry, for pulishing your image without asking, hope you won't mind as this was my favourite pic of all ur pics)

2. I am taking a blog break for 3-4 days because I am going to bring my baby back today. So obviously I am pretty excited and want to spend the maximum time with him so as to compensate for the time lost. But I promise my next article sure would be on that only….

Till then, Don’t Miss Me Guys!!!!

Lots of Love……..
Parul

31 comments:

Aphrodite said...

me the first to reply...most indian authors have tht similar style of writing...the one book i loved was a suitable boy by vikram seth..nice read...

Hemanth Potluri said...

its a good review u have given abt the book ...nice to pass by ur blog..some posts really hold there for a sec ....nice blog u have here...:)..and have a gr8 journey in bring bac ur baby..:)..tc ..

urs..hemu..

joiedevivre said...

ohh wow yaar..i almst lost d focus after reading abt ur baby cuming back...
pappi to him..

Divkiran said...

baby? u r a mom?
srry m new here so....

n good review ya!!! fnkly speakin i nvr liked his wrtin style...

Keshi said...

So Australia must hv reminded u of me? :) Good review Parul.


**that I feel I just don't deserve and...

o cmon I wudnt do that. I only do something after thinking carefully. And yes, u DESERVED the award with all it's glory. Trust me! Cos u write great topics here and Im glued to ur blog now :)

No worries @pic. It looks better here hehehe.


*HUGZ* hv a good break and be bak soon!


Keshi.

Whats in a Name said...

I didnt like 3 Mistakes as much as I liked 5 point someone....
But its still one time readable..

Have a great time with your baby...
TC..

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Awww a reunion!Have a great time with the baby :)

niceguy251 said...

Parul,

Hope Chetan Bhagat takes it in right spirit.

Nice to know you got an award and thanked Keshi. She seems to be a girl with very good heart.

Good that you are uniting with your little boy. Do get back soon.

Love to little one and Take care

Ria said...

Congrats for the awards gurl!! :) u so totally deserve it. And b back soon!

Buzzz said...

Ahhh i was goin 2 ask u the reason 4 ur absence and now i get it. u r goin back to ur kiddo angel :)

wow and make up for the time u lost due to bad health u endured this few days, go make up for thsoe priceless moments with ur baby :))

and yes u rightly say about the book. thats a first stepping stone from CB to the movie scriptin world.

whatta pity!!

his best book is One night 8 call center inho

all the best and god bless

Abhishek Khanna said...

it is nuthing as compared to five point someone :(

comfortably numb said...

nice review...loved ur comment abt life not being an exam!!!
glad to knw u r getting arush bak(do i rem d name correctly?)

Red Eyes of Fire said...

Interesting blog and comments

Renu said...

I think it was my mistake to buy and read this book:) its nothing in comparison to ONE NIGHT AT CALL CENTRE.
I found it very boring, characters are just caricatures.
Suitable Boy is a good read.everybody told me that Inscrutable Americans is quite boring, but I found that better than Three....
Nice review:)

jitendra said...

i heard that they are making a movie out of 3 mistakes? that would be interesting.

and congrats on the award. :)

Keshi said...

miss ya!

Keshi.

Parul Gupta said...

@ aphrodite...

hey i have not read any vikram seth's novel but thanks for telling me abt it...i ll surely try n get hold of a copy of suitable boy....

cheers
parul

Parul Gupta said...

@ hemant...

thnaks for dropping by...n liking some of my posts..

hope to see u here more frequently...

cheers
parul

Parul Gupta said...

@ joidevivre...

thats so sweet of u...

cheers
parul

Parul Gupta said...

@ divkiran...

yeah dear...m a mom...to a 9 month old baby...

thanks for liking the post./..

hope to see u here more often...

Parul Gupta said...

@ keshi...

yeah darlin..australia def reminds me of u...

thanks for ur love n support....

love
parul

Parul Gupta said...

@ whats...

thanks dear..

Parul Gupta said...

@ sameera...

thanks sameera...

Parul Gupta said...

@ niceguy

thanks for being so considerate...as always....

cheers
parul

Parul Gupta said...

@ ria..

thanks dear...

Parul Gupta said...

@ buzz...

thanks dear for all ur wishes....

Parul Gupta said...

@ abhishek...

well yeah i agree 5 point someone was indeed his best book but even this is not bad....one time read...

Parul Gupta said...

@ comfortably numb...

thanks dear....
and yes u named him correctly...his name is aarush...

Parul Gupta said...

@ red eyes...

thanks dear...

Parul Gupta said...

@ renu,...

well i didnt find the boook that bad...it was quite readable...but yeah i ll try n read the suitable boy...

thanks for ur comments n thanks for dropping by...

Parul Gupta said...

@ jitendra...

thanks dear/...