Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Sidin Vadukut is a journalist, columnist and blogger. He has an engineering degree from NIT Trichy and an MBA from IIM. Read Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders. “In April Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese; a stupendously naïve but academically gifted young man (he was ranked 41st in his class); graduates from one of.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dork by Sidin Vadukut. Varghese finds that he fits into the culture remarkably well. Through a stunning series of blunders; mishaps and inadvertent errors; Robin begins to make his superiors rue the day they were driven by desperation into hiring him. With things going spectacularly wrong in his professional and personal life; will Robin manage to achieve his short-term goal of being promoted to Associate in under a year?
Will love conquer all and will Gouri walk with him through Dadar Department Stores with her hand in the rear pocket ddork his jeans?
Especially that letter opener thing. Join Robin as he navigates his first insane year at Dufresne Partners in this first volume of the Dork trilogy. Paperbackpages. Published February 25th by Penguin first published January 19th To see eiinstein your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Dorkplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Feb 22, Dk11 robon it it was ok. Well, writing a blog and writing a book is as different as speed dating and marriage. I liked Sidin’s blog and hence ordered this book online, got it yesterday and read it in one sitting. Common guys, now its becoming a cliche.
If u like masala movies, then u will like Dork. All those guys singing the 3 idiots anthem w Well, writing a blog and writing a book is as different as speed dating and marriage. All those guys singing the 3 idiots anthem will love this book. BUt if u are one of those rare ones, who swear by pulp fiction, and saw sin city 3 times just einsteib hear the dialogues, or are enchanted by one scene in Kill bill where Uma displays her HuttoriHanso.
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When I love a book or an author, I read some sentences twice. Jul 15, Sunil rated it did not like it Shelves: Much against the advice of friends, I picked it up on a whim whilst travelling in India as I fancied reading some Indian fiction this year. I should have just listened to my friends. For all practical purposes I have abandoned it.
Yes, it is really that bad. There is no narrative trail, no plot, no characterization or for that matter not even a purpose for this book. Varrghese writing is traumatizing when not unbearable. For instance words like ‘nonchalantly’ and ‘earnestness’ are peppered doro throughout the paragraphs; it makes you feel like you are reading a junior school essay written by a student who has been highly impressed by the MS word synonym suggestion for the word cool.
Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese
Personally, I’ve never come across an Indian or a non-Indian for that matter who uses nonchalantly so casually. The protagonist Robin Varghese is perhaps the most dumb, egotistical, misogynistic, distasteful character I have ever encountered in a book.
From a watchman who for some reason shooes him away to his colleague who dislikes him everyone is a ‘Bastard’ to him. In the meantime, he rejoices stealing hotel towels and quietly wanks off literally! God save her really! Frankly, I would like to meet someone who has made an entry in their diary saying they wanked off at their love interest, or perhaps a writer who would deem it fit to use for one of his characters. There is nothing to suggest that they are or even could be real.
Horrible characterization is one thing, being hopeless at research is another. Neither would European Union bother about industries operating elsewhere nor does EU a common labour immigration policy! That’s basic general knowledge if you expect yourself to use Uzbekistan in your fiction. Further point of interest that we all know here is Uzbekistan is one of the countries where emigration is more of the problem than immigration.
It has not yet signed all the conventions of the UN charter on labour immigration. It was famously forced to ratify minimum age of labour last year or the year before. The point being no one gives a damn about labour or immigration in Uzbekistan. Someone should send a card to the writer and the Penguin editing team Anyway, half way through, I can’t think of single thing that is good in it.
Sidin Vadukut joins the esteemed Shoba De as my abandoned authors. Finally, I’m not aware how it’s been received in India. I gave a single star as that’s the least one could rate here. To my shock I learnt that this is just the first segment; that, there is a trilogy planned. Someone should stop him. View all 4 comments. Feb 23, Avid rated it did not like it Recommended to Avid by: If you are even vaguely in touch with the world of books by Indian authors, there is no way you could have missed this book.
Einstien is a typical naive-and-stupid guy who can be found in every batch of every single college that exists on this earth. He is the kind of guy who sports thick framed glasses, has oil dripping down his hair, has a stupid grin stuck on his face all the time — you know who I am talking about, right? This guy can be found in every movie ever made on college boys and girls. BTW, that description is entirely mine, Vadukut does not give us a glimpse of how Einstien looks like. The book takes the form of journal entries by Einstien.
He has a habit of writing down the activities of the day where he treats his Diary as a confidant. He pours his heart out, bears his soul and is totally honest with his Diary. The book starts with the journal entry for the day when Einstien gets a job — Day Zero job, mind you.
It then goes on to show how he manages to goof-up at every point in his life, how utterly unaware he is of the world around and how innocent and naive he is. We have some hilarious incidents which include alcohol, a huge plastic duck and some puking. Another such incident has Einstien trying to solve the storage space crisis to store one lakh ball bearings. Bring in a love interest and we have all ingredients for an interesting dorm story. His thoughts on the book: The trope of the unreliable narrator is something I usually associate with serious literary fiction, but Sidin pulls it off very convincingly in a fast-paced comic narrative.
I have always found his reviews very helpful. I read We need to talk about Kevin after I read his review and I am grateful to him for introducing me to this book. We see through Verghese the moment he opens his mouth, I mean his first journal entry. The reader knows that what Verghese thinks about himself is not necessarily true. Is that what he means by unreliable narrator? I am confused about this book. If it is supposed to be hilarious, then it is not.
I probably laughed just once while I read the entire book. Are we supposed to laugh at Robin Verghese? Are we supposed to sympathize with him? A literary master-piece which is disguised as a light-weight book? There are quite a few positive reviews, so it must be just me. View all 3 comments. Apr 08, Pawan rated it liked it. I should not be einstrin that Sidin Vadukut has followed the style of Chetan Bhagat but still there are many similarities in authors as well as writing.
This book is about a management graduate who gets into a jo http: This book is robiin a management graduate who gets into a job in consulting industry and his whole life einstwin to be a series of goof-ups. The preposterous way of him getting a job, the way he ends up in wrong situations at wrong time, the complete absurd-ness of doing consulting work but most of all his confidence in himself that never goes down.
When you read about a character who is facing trouble all the time, you normally feel sympathetic towards him but in this case, the author has not left a single good thing about him. In fact, I felt bad when he actually tastes success through another series of goof-ups. I am not sure whether I should call it my fortune or mis-fortune but I have not seen this aspect varghewe the industry in my career. I was trying einsteij find out something good about the industry in the whole book but it was satire all along.
Some of the episodes in the book really stand out. The idea of using excess ball-bearings to create a memorial of a dead dog who died due to ball-bearing is absurd and dorm innovative. The interview of Einstein in the end is horrible and hence extremely funny.
I feel that there must be a lot of Robins out there.