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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
On The Cover: Dork by author Sidin Vadukut
Okay, this is one of the funkiest cover jackets I've ever come across and I'm sure you're gonna feel the same way too. This is not a purchased copy but has been sent as a review copy by Crossword in association with the Vodafone Crossword Book Awards 2010. This is a complimentary reading copy. The book is 'Dork' and the author is Sidin Vadukut.
On the cover:
'In April 2006, Robin 'Einstein' Varghese, a stupendously naive but academically gifted young man (he was ranked 41st in his class), graduates from one of India's best business schools with a Day-Zero job at the Mumbai office of Dufresne Partners, a mediocre mid-market management consulting firm largely run by complete morons. Varghese finds that he fits into the culture remarkably well.
Or does he?
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. To make matters worse, Robin realises that his mad, passionate, steamy one-sided relationship with B-school batchmate Gouri Kalbag might be over before it even started. With things going spectacularly wrong, will he manage to achieve his short-term goal of being promoted to Associate in under a year, and beat the record set by Boris Nguyen at Dufresne's Vietnam office? Will love conquer all? Will Gouri walk with him through Dadar Department Stores with her hand in the rear pocket of his jeans?
Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin 'Einstein' Varghese is the hilarious story of Robin Varghese, super-dork and unlikely corporate herom for all those who've ever sat depressed in cubicles....and wanted to kill themselves with office stationery. 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.
Praise for the book:
'A stunning new voice in Indian literature! In Dork, Vadukut has written the book I've always wanted to write - William Dalrymple's biggest fan's youngest sister'
'I love this book. I love its voice. I love the author. He's like a delicate creme brulee - Padma Laxmi's ex-husband's hairdresser'
'I read this book and instantly knew that Robin Varghese is the role of a lifetime. Inshallah I will be a part of the movie when it's made - Shah Rukh Khan's dentist's accountant'
A novel about office culture, romance, ball bearings and two YouTube videos that will change your life. (Not significantly.)
It will make you laugh like you've never laughed before! (Conditions apply.)
You can directly get the book from Crossword by clicking here
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- Debolina Raja Gupta