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Half Girlfriend Paperback – Audiobook, September 30, 2014
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It's again Bhagat's love love and love. But the twists, more unexpected matters makes us surprised. loved this work. happy for half girlfriend. --By vinoth on October 7, 2014
Excellent book. Madhav and Riya make a good story and it takes new turns when they go on spaceship and explore new intergalactical planetary systems. Book deals nicely with the poverty, terrorism, depression during world war 2 and world political problems. Or may be not, I am just hallucinating. This is a simple book with simple story. Go read it, you will enjoy it. --By John Q on November 16, 2014
Once upon a time, there was a Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with a rich girl from Delhi called Riya. Madhav did not speak English well. Riya did. Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn't. Riya just wanted friendship. Madhav didn't. Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his half-girlfriend. Is this a book or a screen play is what kept confusing me while I was reading this book. In fact I could see someone like Arjun/ Ranveer playing Madhav and Deepika playing a Ria. This is a book with the complete dialogues of a movie, sentence after sentence. Every page of the book feels like it has been written to be made into a movie. So much that the book is separated into three sections called Acts. Talking about the book, it is very much in the genre of the author s previous offerings. Boy meets girl in a cool campus (moving away from the IIT/ IIM to Stephens, probably in an attempt to widen the reader base), and falls in love. Add some drama, a little sex (must in a CB book), whole lot of daily life situations and some emotionally moving dialogues. You have a story ready. There is not much relevance of the title in the book, and it seems more a ploy to fulfil the authors fetish obsession with numbers (all his books have a number in them). Also, as it was touted in the media, there is not much relevance of the Language divide those who know English and those who don t. This again seems like a concept that has been force fitted into the theme of the book, to make it relevant to the present day reader. This is one thing that Chetan Bhagat needs to be given complete credit for. He knows the pulse of the nation and what the present day youth is thinking. He knows their fears and the dreams, and the daily challenges they face. --By Abhi... on June 9, 2015
About the Author
Chetan Bhagat published his first novel first novel 'Five Point Someone' in 2004 and this very first venture took him to the peaks of fame and popularity. The book depicted the story of an IIT student who considers himself to be below average than all the other students in IIT. This book won the Society Young Achiever's Award and Publisher's Recognition Award. The story was adopted into a film directed by Rajkumar Hirani and starred famous Bollywood stars like Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Kareena Kapoor. His second book was 'One Night At A Call Center' and this too was a great success. This book was made into a movie and was named 'Hello' and Chetan himself wrote the script. The movie was noted by the special appearance of Bollywood star Salman Khan and was an average hit. His next novel has cricket as the major theme. It is named 'Three Mistakes of My Life'. His fourth book is named 'Two States'.
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I have always enjoyed all his titles and have read them within a week of its release. If I compare, this one scores lowest compared to the other titles.
Reason: I never really understood what the story wants to convey. This might be my fault but the story was never close to gripping. I had an entire 6 hours to kill during my transit from Singapore to Varanasi so I had enough time to read this.
I liked the way Chetan links some of the plots from real incidents like Bill Gate's visit to Bihar or the Stephen's plot. I also liked the very details in the closing chapter about the locations in America.
But overall, the story never really caught my attention as it was weak and at times, too loose.
The author does a good research in creating the plot of the story, but a good research should be backed by a strong story, which this title lacked.
Overall, It is a one time read, if you don't have any other reading option.
Sounds predictable and what with so many stories already focussing on this theme of social, cultural differences among the various states in the culturally varied India with every second person afflicted with a similar case of "I love her/him but she/he doesn't love me", I was reluctant to take up Half Girlfriend but when some of my readers pointed out that I had not reviewed CB's latest and expressed their desire to hear about my thoughts on the book, I decided to go buy the book and read it! :)
First things first, I must tell you my previous impressions about CB formed after reading all his previous books. CB is an author who writes simply, knows the issues that are common among the young Indians and has managed to make a place in their hearts. All these things make him respect worthy in my eyes. Coming to his books, I loved 2 States the best among his books and Revolution Twenty20 the least. His books are unpredictable. There is no guarantee that you will like them.
Half Girlfriend takes the author's writing journey forward and here too he focuses on the issues that are pretty common and so, will be empathized upon by everyone. The title is intriguing and makes one take a second look at the book while surfing in a bookstore. The blurb is mediocre but with CB, who reads the blurb?
We just see his name and pick up the book! :)
When I started the book, initially I enjoyed reading about Riya and Madhav and their character development in the first 3-4 chapters. After this everything is the usual with nothing interesting to keep you bound to the book. The story could have been made more crisp, concise and simply more interesting. It drags and the scenarios and the change of places just didn't make me want to stop to take notice.
The writing style is simple and can be read by everyone but this book is not meant for serious readers because you, simply, wont like it. If you are an avid CB fan and a casual reader then can give it a try. If you are new to CB then I wont recommend starting the author's book journey with this book.
2 out of 5 to Half Girlfriend because I liked the title, the idea behind the book and the character development. The execution of the story fails and the scenes, after the initial part of the book, start looking too far fetched and a drag.
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It took a while before the title :half girlfriend, was defined. I didnt like it but i needed to know how the story ended.
I find the story unbelievable. But i enjoyed reading about india, its culture, food and the words. Unfortuantely, i ran into a wall when i tried using the dictionary on my kindle to understand some of the indian words.
i gave it 4 stars because the author was not boring in narrating the story. The author used different places to make it interesting for me to just keep reading the book. I liked it and hope to see an improvement on the author's next storyline.
A great book for a snowy day. Or a beach read. Or a doctor's office. You get the idea.
What a perfect mantra. Thank you.
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Seems repetitive in some parts