Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Chetan Bhagat's new book The Girl in Room 105

Chetan Bhagat's new book The Girl in Room 105

       


Chetan Bhagat's new book The Girl in Room 105 appears to be different from his earlier works.
Chetan Bhagat, one of India's bestselling authors, has announced his next book, and while on appearances it seems similar to his earlier works, there are certain ways in which this one is different from those that have come before.

Title
The latest book is called 'The Girl In Room 105', and immediately, one can spot Chetan Bhagat's customary inclusion of a number. The sequence now reads:
  • 5: Five Point Someone
  • 1: One Night at the Call Centre
  • 3: The 3 Mistakes Of My Life
  • 2: 2 States
  • 2020: Revolution Twenty20
  • 0.5: Half Girlfriend
  • 1: One Indian Girl
  • 105: The Girl In Room 105
Cover

The cover for the upcoming book that releases on October 9, for what is likely the first time in a Chetan Bhagat book, features an actual person's photo -- presumably the girl in Room 105. Earlier books, across editions, had mostly caricatures. The new book is also visibly a little darker, teasing a bit of mystery.

The protagonist:

Chetan Bhagat's books' protagonists generally hold occupations related to his real life, and this one is no different. Keshav teaches at a tuition centre and in the book's promo (more on that later) he's seen scribbling a complicated equation involving some form of summation problem for 'JEE Mains'.

Earlier protagonists have been students at IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad, IIT aspirants at Kota, and employees at Goldman Sachs -- which Bhagat too knows more than a bit about -- and employees at a call centre, entrepreneurs, students at St Stephen's Delhi -- which are likely based on the author's research.


This protagonist (Keshav, in this case) like all before him, as per Bhagat, are named after Lord Krishna.

Pre-order Benifits

  • Book just @ Rs.159 
  • 20% off on pre-order
  • Chetan Bhagat’s printed signature copy
  • Chetan Bhagat’s 7 eBooks collection worth Rs 399/- free.

What's new

Somewhat (but not exactly) pre-empting the book being turned into a movie, for the upcoming release, a theatrical promo has been revealed. Watch it here:


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