“The three mistakes of my life” – Chetan Bhagat’s 3rd book to be released on May 8th
Aptly coded as 3, Chetan Bhagat’s third book – The three mistakes of my life is getting released on May 8th at Mumbai. (He has separate release schedules for each city – Why Chennai left out? Unfair!) Once I read his first novel – Five Point Someone (Thanks Harish for recommending this), I instantly fell in love with his writing. A casual style, a not-so-super, nothing-is-a-shock type of protagonist, common (college) place incidents, heroic efforts in the climax, a happy ending… a perfect blend for a light reading. When I read his second book – One Night @ the Call Center, I could not resist the feeling “This should have been his first book“! Come on! After writing Five Point Someone, how would one expect Chetan to have the silly, MS Word error to be an important part of the climax. Still the novel was an interesting read & I could identify loosely with Shyam!
And now he compels me with the excerpt for third book.
Excerpt from the excerpt!
// This email is a combined suicide note and a confession letter. I have let people down and have no reason to live. You don’t know me. I’m an ordinary boy in Ahmedabad who read your books. And somehow I felt could write to you after that. I can’t really tell anyone what I am doing to myself – which is taking a sleeping pill everytime I end a sentence, so I thought I will tell you…//
Can’t wait! Go ahead & read the excerpt!
As an admirer of thoughtful marketing efforts, I love Chetan’s idea to market his book – Refer the excerpt to 3 friends & get a bonus excerpt free!
Eagerly waiting for May 8th!