What the back cover says...
"Anurag Mathur... is the toast of India's capital.... (His) tale of a subcontinental bumpkin at sea in the American heartland has struck a chord with Indian intellectuals..."
Indian Herald Tribune
The author brings us face to face with the US from a delightfully new angle. A highly readable book, it is funny, thoughtful, and astute in equal measure. This tale of a subcontinent bumpkin at sea in the American heartland strikes a chord with Indian intellectuals.
There is nothing impressive about this book. The story is about a guy called Gopal who goes to America for his further studies and spends one year on a small university campus. He comes from a small village in Madhya Pradesh and is totally unaware of the lifestyle of people in America. He is very naive and doesnot speak proper English. The book is all about how an innocent Indian lives his life amidst the weird yet not so inscrutable americans.
The story is cliched and has no proper track. The sense of humour is not that great and is filled with obvious PJs. The book reveals nothing new about the americans. It shows the same typical beer bottles, bars, girls and sex only life of an american. The book is very predictable and gets very boring. That character is very fictional too as no person going from India to US can be so innocent and naive. I dont think any person with such comic english can clear SAT/GRE/TOEFL in the first place and get an admission in US.