3 Idiots & a Firefly
Gaurav Bist

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Synopsis

Feb-2010 – Delhi shivering – Melbourne scorching – Mumbai indifferent to the seasons – Four 22-year-olds evenly divided between Delhi & Mumbai, board Qantas’s direct flight to Melbourne, Oz.

Destiny throws them in each other’s way – Serendipity has them all joining Monash University. Circumstances have them living together in Candy’s palatial place in the crappy & notorious suburb of Footscray.

In the next two years they live the life of a superstar. But then an extraordinary event shatters their heaven & the potential love story.

That excruciating adversity brings out such incredible shades of their characters they didn't know even existed. In times when everything deserts them. It is the love that keeps them alive & overcome it all.

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pandustar

this falls into the category of most other Indian authors, trying to over compensate the fact that we may not be well versed with the English language.
The story has too many brand names which make it seem perfect to launch a film and get these brands integrated. Story line does not hook me at all.
However that being said, it takes a real effort to write a book and then get it published so hats off to the author. My first comment may seem harsh, however I am sure that there will be readers who will love this if published, fortunately or unfortunately it wont be me.
Keep writing though, who knows when the next Dan Brown type story may hit you.

Jan 29 '15
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Jenny

Overall a nice book and a fun read. But I felt too many brand mentions about products takes a toll on the reader.

Liked it otherwise.
Ciao!
Jenny

Oct 03 '14
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Astha Agarwal

Nicely written :)

Sep 22 '14
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Gaurav Bist

thanks for reading, Astha. I will read brutal asap :)

Sep 29 '14
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Gangadhar K

ENJOYED IT IN THE FIRST CHAPTER, tHEN IT KINDA LAGGED......

Sep 19 '14
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Gaurav Bist

Thanks for reading bro. I will look into it again & spruce it up a bit :)

Sep 29 '14
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Remesh

It was a fresh experience for me.....

Sep 18 '14
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Gaurav Bist

Hey Remesh. Thanks for reading bro. Take care & let me know if you like to read anything else. I write blogs at: http://fake-chetan-bhagat.blogspot.in
check it out if you got moment.
Have a cracking w'kend
Gav

Sep 19 '14
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V Sri Sesha

From Delhi - Mumbai to Melbourne , the author has really put in an effort to paint the picture.From my side i have loved reading this each and every line as it was quite intriguing for me with every chapter. The names the author came up with Rusty, Tanya,Tillu, Candy.. these for four A*holes have quite interesting characteristics. i don't understand the fact that people saying its all blurry or a person looses interest while reading the 2nd chapter. However i find it perfect as one has to know when, why, and from where the story takes a turn. So its just us, basically not the book. I also find the author using this story to mock people and that of our narrow mindedness that its never black or white. You cannot judge anyone on a few line description. Quite a good deed he has done. I would love to read more. All the best Gaurav..!!

Sep 10 '14
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Gaurav Bist

Give me your address & I will get you assassinated, V for Vendetta. Mr. Douchebag
What a terrible review this is. It makes me suicidal. You have killed my desire to live any longer. Now if the cops find my body (wearing my beautiful yellow-german crocs) in the corner of a parking lot with my face stuffed with cheap Domino’s pizza, it is all coz of you my fiend. Mr. V (f&*ce).
Yet I see a ray of hope & a desire to live another day cropping up outta nowhere & to write another book. But I know for sure if you find your way into reading & reviewing that too I will surely have to migrate to the valley of darkness: The Holy Death. But I will make sure you go to hell as well. I will bloody make sure of that. Love ya, brother :)

Sep 12 '14
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Damini Majumdar

The thing I liked most about this book is the narration- its witty and sly and connects with the reader in a way that most books fail to do. Apart from that the development of characters is appreciable as well. Its very difficult to predict whether or not I'm going to like the story by reading just three chapters but presumably, this one is going to be good and worth reading till the end.
The beginning gets you immersed in the book immediately just like the cover catches your attention but after a few pages the story staggers a bit. Nonetheless, it picks up pace again around the third chapter. I think certain parts of the descriptions can be done away with.
Overall, I enjoyed reading the manuscript. Good work, Gaurav.

Sep 07 '14
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Damini Majumdar

Oops..it got posted. :| I'll read it ASAP. Thanks.

Sep 13 '14
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Damini Majumdar

Yeah I did.

Sep 13 '14
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Gaurav Bist

Hi, Vinny.
Hope you got the soft copy I sent to your gmail.
Take care
Gaurav

Sep 12 '14
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Kithaab Sris

Interesting manuscript, I liked the style of writing. Good luck Gaurav, hope to read more of your work soon.

Aug 31 '14
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Gaurav Bist

Whenever you want. I can email ya the manuscript. Take care now

Sep 02 '14
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Aviral Singh

An interesting read. Liked the playful satirical way of narration, very fresh, all the best..!!

Aug 25 '14
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Gaurav Bist

Appreciate you reading it. Good luck to ya as well. I've been travelling for the past ten days & few more days of travel to go. I plan to read some of your work. Take care now

Sep 02 '14
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Mahrukh Chikliwala

A coming of age account for the urban youth. Well developed characters. Racy style of writing and i definitely want to know how it will all comes together as the next chapters will reveal. i enjoyed the three chapters.

Aug 25 '14
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Gaurav Bist

Wonderful. I hope you want to read more. Drop me a line & I can mail you the PDF of the manuscripts. Take care, Mahrukh. And thanks again.

Sep 10 '14
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Sapna Bhattacharya

I enjoyed reading the three chapers. The cover is great and I want to read the rest of it. "India is advertised as culturally rich and west allegedly morally bankrupt - Boy you can't be wrong (wronged is a real word)" This statement is so true and hits us hard when we step out of our cocoons. It breaks our heart to accept the fact.
On the downside, the second chapter gets a little boring with no pace in the story. I feel the meetings need to be paced up and spruced up. I would have otherwise given 5 stars to the manuscript. The poem too is a little long and I wonder how will people not conversant in Hindi/Urdu understand.
To sum up you write well Gaurav. All The Best!

Aug 24 '14
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Gaurav Bist

To have an audience other the friends whose opinions are always rose-tinted is delightful. I'm glad that you took time to read it. Second chapter is lengthy, will perhaps appear funnier on celluloid. Poem does limit the audience. It is the only piece in the entire book which isn't in English & I'm gonna stick with this one. The book is rather large when I think of the ADD this generation suffers from. Although it isn't a big book by traditional standards. But nowadays the GenNext has bare minimum attention span & only a fast paced novella can take their breath away. At the end of the day one has to write what one knows about & stay truthful. I'm trying to do that. Sometimes people aren't going to like it. I will live with that.
Enough of my rant here  Take care, Sapna & thanks yet again

Aug 24 '14
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Hetika Sanghani

The introduction of all 4 characters is written well....after that it is a drag until Rusty n Tanya....and then it maintains it's graph...I just wish certain unnecessary descriptions could hv been avoided...bt definitely intriguing and want to read how it the story enfolds as per the synopsis....

Aug 19 '14
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Gaurav Bist

Hetika, appreciate the time invested into reading & initial review. This novel is based on true events. But I’ll still bracket it under fiction. An amalgamation of Imagination, dreams, truth & my experiences.

Aug 21 '14
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Natasha

The start is the high point of the book.
It looses interest after a few pages but again manages to take it to that point where the interest is rebuilt. The language plays an extremely important role as the book deals with the youth of modern India. It will surely impress the young and will not fail to let you down. The cover page and he title was the first attraction i chose to read this book and the rest was just a cherry on top.

Aug 19 '14
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Gaurav Bist

Natasha. You've a knack for reading & seem to be a avid reader. keep it up. If you read this book to the end, it won't disappoint ya. It's a long one though. It's a saga.

Aug 21 '14
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Gaurav Bist Follow

There’s only one thing I’ve ever cared about. That thing is Truth. And time & again, without fail, it bites me in the ass. I don’t like getting bitten in the ass. Honesty makes me lose people, people I care about. I don’t like honesty. I love it.