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Half Girlfriend by [Bhagat, Chetan]
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Excellent book. Madhav and Riya make a good story and it takes new turns when they go on spaceship and explore new intergalactical planetary systems. Book deals nicely with the poverty, terrorism, depression during world war 2 and world political problems. Or may be not, I am just hallucinating. This is a simple book with simple story. Go read it, you will enjoy it --By Bhallukie on November 16, 2014

The story is simple yet lovable. I couldn't resist reading the entire book in one sitting. I too fell in love with the character Riya while reading the book. This is my third favorite book from the author Chetan Bhagat. The other too being 'five point someone' and 'three mistakes of my life'. --By Onion Knight on November 27, 2014

About the Author

Chetan Bhagat is the author of seven blockbuster books. These include six novels—Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), Half Girlfriend (2014)—and the non-fiction title What Young India Wants (2012). Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers since their release. Four out of his six novels have been already adapted into successful Bollywood films and the others are in the process of being adapted as well. The New York Times called him the ‘biggest-selling English-language novelist in India’s history’. Time magazine named him amongst the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ and Fast Company listed him as one of the world’s ‘100 most creative people in business’. Chetan writes columns for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues. He is also a motivational speaker and screenplay writer. Chetan quit his international investment banking career in 2009 to devote his entire time to writing and making change happen in his country. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anusha, an ex-classmate from IIM-A, and his twin boys, Shyam and Ishaan. You can email him at info@chetanbhagat.com or fill in the guestbook at chetanbhagat.com with your feedback. You can also follow him on Twitter (@chetan_bhagat) or like his Facebook fanpage (facebook.com/chetanbhagat.fanpage).


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3377 KB
  • Print Length: 269 pages
  • Publisher: Amazon Publishing (26 Aug. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B013VO02LS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,575 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Al on 11 Jan. 2017
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This is a very nice read - I do not mean that in any patronising, sarcastic or condescending way - it is genuinely a very nice, easy read, well plotted and told, albeit the denouement is a bit naff (after all that had gone before, what on earth was going on in Riya's head?).
Having been a frequent visitor to India and Delhi in particular, I could identify with and enjoyed a lot of the place descriptions, and, having been through the growing up process (admittedly, a long time ago), I could identify with a lot of Madhav's thoughts and emotions; however my growing up took place in a far more permissive society than India's, so it took place in my early teens, not my late teens or early twenties, as in Madhav's case.
I will certainly try more from Mr Bhagat.
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Very entertaining and easy to read. I finished this book in just few days. The book keeps the reader in suspense based around the relationship and outcome of the two main characters. It also provides a good picture of the state of Bihar as a side plot.
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Emotionally drained after reading this...couldn't put it down. I loved the twists and turns and going on this journey with Madhav. Read this book, it's brilliant!
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Pleasantly surprised with this book. I wanted to read it before Half Girlfriend the movie releases.
There's so many negative comments on his writing that I really didn't listen to because I wanted to see for myself.
He writes in a decent manor something light that you can take on your commute or on holiday.
He's got several youngsters in India reading and I personally think that's what counts rather than his writing style.
Will be reading his other books.
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Set in Dehli & Bihar, I couldn't put this book down and am looking forward to reading more. An easy book to read but with fully formed characters.
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You don’t want to be with me?’

‘I didn’t say that.’

‘Well, are you my girlfriend?’

‘No,’

‘What are we then?’

‘Friends?’

‘You allow friends to hold you like this?’

I had not let her go. She gently moved away.

‘Okay, I’m your half-girlfriend.’

‘What?’

‘Yeah. I’m close to you. We spend time together. We can have

affectionate hugs. But nothing more.’

I guess it happens to a lot of Indian guys, it happened to me when my girlfriend, well my ex- girlfriend used to tell me not to kiss her making the sound. Girls have so many conditions sometime. Needless to say I used to sneak in one or two kisses with the sound. Some guys do have half girlfriends having no emotional stuff involved, only physical one. I hate that.

The guy seemed desperate all throughout the story, well, guys are always the same. When a guy loves a girl he gets fully involved in the relationship, I am not saying girls don’t, but a considerable number of girls don’t. Once Riya said “that was not the right time”. Why do they think a particular time is not a right time, what chemical reaction in their brain makes them feel the right time?

I loved the relation between Madhav and his mother. His mother told Riya to leave him, which generated from the feeling of unconditional love to her son. All Indian guys must have felt that and we should all respect our moms as the Royal Highness. I believe your mom and dad’s loves are the most important in life, nobody can take care of you like your mom and dad did, not even Riya.

Madhav ended up in New York in search of Riya, as soon as his journey to US started, I knew that he’s going to find his girl in the story.
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Fast pacy love story with specifically catering to the Bollywood Romantic enthusiasts..
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A charming light hearted story
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