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Horn OK Please - HOPping to Conclusions

by Kartik Iyengar

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Very pessimistic narration. Everything is "bad" and "unacceptable" everywhere. ( )
  MugenHere | Jul 12, 2015 |
The author has been really imaginative in the way he talks about things. It does feel fresh to read his similes and metaphors. However, it was too pesimistic. My mind felt full and heavy with all these constant complaints about literally everything. Surprisingly, on the backcover people have been quoted saying how positive and uplifting this book is.

Here are some excepts from this book (almost all sentences are like this):
The first chapter is jam-packed with complaints about the crowd - what makes up the janta, spitters (ppl who spit), gawkers (ppl who squat on the roadside),lechers (ppl who chew paan) etc.
"And on came a barrage of garbage thoughts".
"Here I was, wondering if work is a four-letter word and life is not, why does the corporate world talk about a work-life balance? A botched-up meeting today..."
"Then there are butt-kissers, who would surgically glue their lips to their bosses. Beating them is tough, as this coterie is like a swarm of bees".
"The human mind is a septic tank of crappy thoughts".
"A Wok with Chunk? Why should I wok with Chung? Psst! Who's Chung?"
"Behold the mechanical moron".
"That's the sausage machine a grown-up has no choice (or so one thinks) but to conform to and I was no exception".

If you want to read this book do check it at amazon.com first and read ANY single page first. ( )
  MugenHere | Jul 12, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0615460550, Paperback)

Horn OK Please (HOP) depicts India from the perspective of an unusual individual, one who is a successful executive in the Indian corporate sector. The book is targeted toward the educated urban class, young working professionals, NRIs, and anyone who wants to know what the outlook and life of the urban working professional is in India today. It offers hope, portraying a movement beyond the mere struggle for existence, a freedom from the mundane and an aspiration for a better society underlined with a passion for driving coupled with a lust for life. It delves into the joys of crass commercialism, a dream of long drives lived through the book and culminating in a positive view of India as a nation that will be an eye-opener for the world. Although not a travelogue in the true sense, the book illustrates a journey of sorts with a large part of the book actually written on a road trip while also including reflections from various stages of Kartik's life. Every chapter begins with a sarcastic poetic snippet, goes on to set the context, present his points of view and culminates in a warped moralistic end from a virtual community. Through the book Kartik uses techniques like feigned ignorance, unacceptable slang (mostly understood only by a handful of social media geeks) to ask rudimentary, thought provoking and sometimes merely provoking questions. The hopefulness is, however evident in every kilometer of the book which looks at the goodness and prosperity that is clearly visible across a booming India. The second book is already in progress and is titled "Horn OK Please The SCROTUM Scrolls".The narratives range from his experiences in adventure sports to incidents involving hospital visits. There are many accounts from foreigners who have traveled across the country. In contrast there is an account of someone who portrays himself as a moron with a low IQ, also addressing readers in the same vein while taking them on a journey that shows them his perspective of the country, eloquently disproving moronic notions along the way. This book will shatter the illusion of docile corporate workers in a nation that is considered to be humorless, self-effacing and living in its past glory.

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