Who let the Dork Out? by Sidin Vadukut
It had been an exhausting week for me and the book got delivered at the right time. Within few hours over the weekend I was refreshed and had great fun reading it. After reading the first two books of Dork Series, I was eagerly waiting for this book.
REV – Robin Einstein Varghese is Interim-CEO of Lederman India. After his stint in London he is now posted in Delhi and is trying to get some Government contracts.
Einstein wants to be CEO of India office and has to face two difficult colleagues, one impossible boss and a firang consultant. His appraisal is at the mercy of these few people. His arch-rival Rahul Gupta is also in Delhi and giving our hero REV a tough challenge everywhere he goes. But he has his right hand Sugandh with him whom Robin moved from London to help him in India on some special conditions.
He not only saves the minister from resigning but his intelligence helps MURPS to avoid PR and Media embarrassments and helps MURPS to run Allied Victory Games 2010 successfully. His master strategies, media expertise and excellent relationship building skills impresses the PM himself.
Robin is still in relationship with Gauri Kalbag and this time Gauri wants him to say yes for their marriage. After his wishful stints with Megha and Jenny this time he gets an opportunity to be with Gauri’s cousin Jesal who reminds him of Anushka Sharma. Poor guy always gets some villains to make his life more complicated and this time his villain is Gauri’s uncle Colonel Kalbag and his old friend Karthik Subramanian “Yetch”.
Poor Robin and his trips to loo are really serious issues of his life. How he manages such critical situation in such difficult places is a good learning. Besides this he has to struggle in Gym which Gauri forced him to join. And the Mumbai marathon in which he has to run to impress the villain, Uncle Kalbag.
Varghese always ends up choking food or throwing food, poor fellow is always forced to eat more. Robin gets dragged by conveyor belt at the airport and then has to run on road.
Highlight of Robin’s Life
Highlight of Robin’s Life is getting statue of Sivaji by an artist in France. Kedarji, minister of MURPS likes it a lot. The best part of Robin’s life is when he is introduced to his dreamgirl Anushka Sharma at Tihar Jail New Year’s Celebration and his meeting with Tihar Bala an enterprising and upcoming politician. His workout session with Jesal and Core Combat session with Subbu (Yetch). His by chance meeting with Gauri’s brother Giggs.
On a serious note
This book is a humorous take on Common Wealth Games (CWG), Suresh Kalmadi & Lalit Bhanot and the fiasco surrounded in organizing such an event by Indian Government. Corruption at various Government agencies and politicians. How media is handled and addressed and the famous shoe scene happening at the most press conferences organized by ministers.
If you have not read any of the Dork book then you have missed out some real fun in life. Please read “Dork” and “God save the Dork” (you can check it on my read list). First time when I read Dork couple of years back I couldn’t stop laughing. I had recommended this book to my friends and they all loved it. There was a moment when we would think of a possible cast for a movie based on this hilarious series.
We need more such authors rather than series of love story writers.
My personal rating 4/5