Oh Shit Not Again: A Book Review

used to love to hate Chetan Bhagat I take back my words, comparing to this book CB looks like a mature writer. I had to finish this book in one shot, so that I wont have to start the next day with Oh Shit Not Again.

About Oh Shit Not Again

Oh Shit Not Again

Book: Oh Shit Not Again

Author: Mandar Kokate

Genre: Fiction – Drama

Main Characters: Raj, Arti, Seema, Andy, Sam, Neha, Sejal

Setting: India

What I was promised

Have you ever experienced what happens when a porn movie is mistakenly played in front of your grandma and the CD player refuses to stop’

Have you ever experienced what happens when mixture of vodka and soft drink is served to hundreds of people gathered for a party’

Have you ever experienced what happens when a boy is kicked in the groin by a girl when he attempts to kiss her’

Have you ever experienced what happens when a college-going student has an affair with a married woman whose husband carts a gun’

Have you ever experienced what happens when you are conspired into a murder that you had merely witnessed’

Welcome to hilarious story of five friends named Raj (the flirt chap), Arti (the sweet female lead), Andy (the creepy leader), and Sam (the biggest problem of Raj’s messed up life). These people can answer all the above questions in this fun tickling novel. Are you ready to experience the roller coaster ride of events? If yes, then sit back and enjoy!

What I expected

A “Five Point someone / One night at Call centre” (Aka other CB books) type story. And seriously all these instances happening to five different people. I confess that I did like the First “Five Point Someone”.

Reason I say first is because there have been many stories that have followed this pattern, that it lost its charm. It was after I read the Inscrutable Americans that I knew the “first Five Point Someone” was not first of its kind.

What I got:

Take the situations from the blurb + add a dumb.. no no.. pathetic, stupid male protagonist + crappy writing + bad bad bad plots from a badly made B grade Bollywood movies + lots and lots of masala, sleazy moves, sex = Oh shit not again !!!!

Book review of Oh shit not again

Reading through the blurb of Oh Shit Not Again, I thought it should be quite interesting “without reading the reviews”. That is where I went wrong.. The protagonist – a (pathetic) guy in search of “love??”” huh?? Oh, is that why he thinks every time he approaches a girl physically he thinks it is love… Bullshit… How do all the troubles in the world get attracted to him? And he accepts everything? No, I dont want to talk about this guy Raj again.. ever..

Love interest – First of all, there is no love.. He seems to get attracted to every woman in the plot with the same sexual notion and then he calls them love.. Arti, Neha and Sejal.. Oh come on.. and Seema too?

So a few drops of tears and Raj accepts to act as an illicit boyfriend to Sejal, whom he didnt even know a day earlier? It could not become more filmy when Raj announces to marry Sejal. Let me not go into that one..

Is there nothing called sanity in this piece of writing?

And all this crap takes place in a week, maximum?

Note to Self: Never read a book without reading the review(s).

P.S :

‘Beware before you read……
you may die laughing……’

Oh Come on!!! I could not take the irritant look off my face till I closed the book..

P. S (1)
BTW, How do you hold someone’s neck, “from end to end” ?


  1. Alana

    Disappointed to know that "crap" gets published in places other than the United States.

  2. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    I guess "National Best Seller" tag is a default feature in the cover page in most books, nowadays 😛

  3. Littlepete

    Hi, This is Peter from Chennai. Loved your blog..the look and feel. I too read this shitty novel and was terribly disappointed. It does not justify the "national bestseller" tag in anyway. The question arises what kind of novel then should be adjourned a national bestseller in that case. It's just a disappointing novel.



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