Oct 28, 2009

Book Review : 2 States - The Story Of My Marriage




I guess this is the first book that I read at a single stretch after a long time..Infact first book that I read completely after joining IIM :) .. Picked up Chetan Bhagat's 2 States from a book exhibition... I had lots and lots of assignments , work, studies pending.. But none of those concerns stopped me once I started reading :)



The story is quite fast paced initially.. IIM life..That struck a chord initially itself.. Cribbing about mess food..the cryptic economics classes...the gossips that start to go on when a girl & guy starts going around..late night assignments.. Before you adjust yourself to the fast paced story style, the couple has kissed , had sex & has started a live-in relationship ...

From here on, the story takes a melodramatic Hindi movie style.. They graduate, guy gets a job in Chennai along with her.. Guy tries various tricks to impress the girl's family, IIT Coaching for girl's muggu brother, conflict of South Indian & North Indian cultures, Office politics & much more..

I'm not killing the suspense by narrating the entire story course...I rate this book somewhere in between 5 point someone & One night @CC .. Infact the fast paced first part is almost at par with 5.someone.. Second half is also good, though in a different style..

I really liked some of the the smart dialogs that he has given..

"I've never spoken to an IIT'ian before "
"You are not missing much :) "

"If there is nothing as attractive as a pretty girl, there's nothing as repulsive as a cocky chick"


"Every girl wants an IIT brother, big help in quant subjects" :)


"You're not talking to her"
"You seem quite concerned :)"

"Ok..you are better looking" .. The girl who asks the question is the better looking one :)

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12 comments:

Bullshee said...

Seems like a good one to read while on the pooper!

Have to pick it up and contribute to Mr.Bhagat's ever growing net annual income!

Yours truly said...

yea..there r many gud parts 2 it :)
lots of dialogues actually!
the part where his mom eats nice biscuits without bothering about the others in car.
I got bored in parts where he tries 2 impress the girl's parents, but once she comes over there to his parents, it's fine again :)
n yea..its a bit melodramatic , but a fun and fast read.

Rahul said...

Interesting! I hope to read it soon too :)

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rakuboy said...

really!!!
as much as I loved 5 point someone, I really hate rest of his works... I feel CB is just total dickhead who thinks IIT-IIM is next to godliness...

Sudip said...

I agree...this is by far his best since five point someone(which is still his best)...even though it gets quite filmy in the later portions

Flyaway Mind said...

saw the book at crossword..now that
i have read a lot of good reviews, wanna read it soon..

Umesh Sharma said...

I loved the book...speacially south and north indians mismatch

Anonymous said...

It is extremely interesting for me to read the article. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

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it looks like a good and pretty interesting book..i'll give it a try..

Max Furniture said...

A must read book. 2 states, lovely love story. Chetan bhagat rocks. I guess this is the best book Chentan Bhagat has written.

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I'm really not killing the suspense by narrating the entire story course..