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Book review – Dork


Dork is the story of Robin Verghese (Were Geese) or “Einstein” who passes out of WIMWI (Well Known Institute of Management in Western India – IIM A) to get a job in Dufresene Partners. It’s written by Sidin Vadukut. First things first, Thankfully its not the usual boy+girl+other hot girls+thinking of sex etc etc etc kind of novel which youngsters nowadays have come about to write. It is a journey of this Malayali guy into the corporate world and then to stardom.

The book is really amazingly written. Its witty and funny throughout with not a dull dialogue in between. The fact that its someone’s diary entry makes it even more compelling. The first part about the placement where Robin wants to get into Goldman Sachs and a day zero job is so real life which anyone of us MBAs can easily associate with.

His mottoes like not making friends with people from the same state, keep the code of ethics of Dufresene and some others are really awesome. The way he handles his clients problems maybe a bit melodramatic or filmy but its nicely put. Some may say that the life of consulting firms has not been exactly shown or maybe a bit changed like for eg: how he fools the boss about putting a statue for the dog, but then guys its a novel and really good at that.

I am sure people would say that the end is filmy but its apt and very nicely done. All in all an enjoyable and compelling read for the youth of today. Awesome stuff! Way to go Sidin!! I am sure its gonna be a treat to read your future books..

AND YEAH ITS GREAT TO SEE SOMEONE NOT TRYING TO COPY CHETAN BHAGAT FINALLY!!!!

Rating – 4.5/5

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6 Comments

  1. Mini

    I should definitely read this book then :-
    )

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  3. Seems to be an interesting title, all the more so for MBAs!

  4. anita

    I will try to read the book.

  5. kamesh

    ah!

    Something interesting after Two states without the bed of roses

  6. harjot

    DORK ROCKS 😀

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