Hi guys, finally I’m back home! After tweeting the countdown for around 40 hours, yesh, yesh, yesh.. I finally came home!
Ok, I was late though, went shopping to Shimla (with my gang) which was totally unplanned. (Shimla, FYI, is in the opposite direction to my home from my college!) It took me more than 3 hours to return back from where I started (i.e. displacement equals zero). But I am glad I went. For I got to buy Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States! Yes, India’s best-selling English author’s fourth novel – the story of ‘his’ marriage. I desperately wanted a copy ever since 8th of October, the day when it was released. So, my journey back home wasn’t that boring, what it could have been had I not gone shopping 😀
One thing I like about Chetan’s books is his writing style. The way he converts thoughts into words with such an ease is simply awesome! 2 States is a story connecting two people, belonging to different states, who are deeply in love and want to get married. Of course, their parents don’t agree. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the two have a tough battle in front. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but much harder to convince.
Though Chetan clearly stated in it’s disclaimer that it is a work of fiction, but I doubt the statement. And the book also made me doubt the level of fiction in his first book, “Five Point Someone”. In other words, 2 States seems to be a sequel of his earlier work – Five Point Someone. But with a totally new story in a totally different environment.
Though I reached home at quarter past midnight, after travelling more than 12 hours in bus, I just couldn’t Zzz before I finished reading the book. And I was glad I did. Because soon the ugliest truth of my life was to be unveiled before my eyes. And I don’t think, I don’t know rather.. if I would have wanted to read anything the following day.
P.S. The book is a must read for all those in love, all who are planning to fall in love and those who want to know what’s love.