Sep 22, 2009

Anything for you, ma'am

The first 50 odd pages were slow. The plot was going back and forth and it wasn't intriguing enough. But after crossing this initial hurdle, Tushar Raheja's debut novel "Anything for you, ma'am" is a humorous and interesting story. My hubby gifted me this book for my birthday. I hope he really meant the title :-) The Monday break for Ramzan provided me the right opportunity to catch up on this unputdownable novel.

The protagonist Tejas is an IIT student who is not studious and loves to play pranks whenever he gets an opportunity. That's where the similarity with "Five Point someone" ends. What follows is a hilarious narration of Tejas's journey that would enable him to meet his love, Shreya. The coincidences and ironies that Mr.Fate throws up on our poor hero makes one feel very pity for him but at the same time, these twists are what makes the storyline very interesting. His encounters with Prof.Pappi, the master plan he chalks out to skip his industrial tour, the eventful train journey and the people he gets to meet eventually ties the loose ends together. The "Bio Bull" bus also has an important role to play. I had a good time reading through the pages of Tejas's life journey. His narration makes me believe that life is interesting when there are these ups and downs and one gets to share these interesting anecdotes through life's novel. I highly recommend this book for its well connected plot and funny dialogues.

8 comments:

fangchu said...

i completely agree with you. just completed reading the book, and i enjoyed every part of it.

Vaibhav
www.merosoch.com

Alka said...

you are right i love the way he express each thing some things he explained in filmy way
that also make it intresting..........

Gogol said...

I feel that these new crop of IIT IIm writers are giving injustice to Indian Writing In English. Its absurd and stupidy in my humble opine that these books shall make indian writers more inclined to rahesa,Cbhagaths than the need of hour of Mulk raj anand rk's rushdies roys...

wat say guys...

akshay said...

The most awesome book i have ever read.I enjoyed every drop of fun book is throwing.Hilarious plots.I like most important person in this story,that is Mr.Fate.

Abhi said...

you are very lucky tejas coz u have ur love ,,,,,,,,,,,
hope next birth i willbe

Abhi said...

you are most luck tejas coz u have ur love after reading this book ...........god bless u both

ks11 said...

hey!good morning,never mind whatever time it is.because i feel refreshed every single time i think about your book.it was really very good and the icing on the cake was that it was your real love story,was'nt it?well i myself love somebody and mind it ,it is true love.well! my love story is as interesting as yours.

VASU said...

i loved the book for it's simplicity...and i didn't feel it slow...words are never sufficient to describe the feelings..that is where i feel Tushar has done a fabulous job..the dialogues were so real and well written...and the icing on the cake was the romance..just loved it..

a lot of co ioncidences in the last 30 odd pages...otherwise,a very good read..

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