I just finished reading Chetan Bhagat's third novel. I had read the first two a few months back. And was waiting to read this one. I finally ordered it on Rediff and it was delivered about a week back.
The book is vintage Bhagat. Indian setting. Young characters. Liberal use of the f-word. Light reading.
The book is about three friends who start a cricket shop in Ahmedabad.
Govind Patel is the quintessential Gujarati businessman who would prefer to run his own business even if it meant making less money than working for someone. Ishaan is a cricket fanatic who believes in giving back something to the game by coaching youngsters passionate about it. Omi is the son of a Hindu priest and is worried that he will have to follow in his father's footsteps.
The book goes through the travails of the three guys through particularly difficult times including the earthquake and the post Godhra riots.
An important character is Ali, a child prodigy whom Ishaan calls "a national treasure" for the game of cricket. Another character is Vidya, Ishaan's sister with whom Govind has a relationship.
The book ends after a gory scene where the boys fight a bunch of political thugs belonging to a right wing Hindu party during the Gujarat riots.
However, people who liked the first two novels will like this too. Simply because it conforms to Chetan Bhagat's style.