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Who Let The Dork Out?

(Dork Trilogy #3)

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With just 12 months to go before the 2010 Allied Victory Games in New Delhi, there is pandemonium at the Ministry for Urban Regeneration and Public Sculpture. Specially appointed by the prime minister to oversee preparations for the Games, the ministry now find themselves in the centre of a media shit storm.

Preparations are m
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Paperback, First, 256 pages
Published October 22nd 2012 by Penguin (first published October 1st 2012)
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Vismay
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dear Diary,
Today, I completed a wonderful book!
As you know Diary, ‘Who let the Dork out?’ is the third Book in the Dork Series by the Mint editor and Twitter chirping Peacock Sidin Vadukut. But of course, this is his first work that I have ever read! You must know that this happens with me all the time, be it the Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov or Harry Potter, I had a one hell lot of haphazard reading. Time, Diary, Time. I no longer get the quality time to read books and introspect about life
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Deepti
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am actually bothering to write a review. This is because I laughed till tears were streaming from my eyes and everyone on my flight stared at me as if I was insane. Filled with Indian idiosyncrasies and minute observations about life, this kept me entertained cover to cover. Being a consultant myself, I identified with the BS Einstein had to go through. Daivame!
Bharat
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
After reading Sidin’s first two books, and following his blog for a long time, reading this book was an obvious for me.

I had pre-ordered this one online, and was waiting eagerly to grab my hands on it.

The book 1 in this trilogy (are there more Sidin?) sets the pace and the characters beautifully. It marked dork’s arrival in the literary world.

Book 2 was slightly annoying with predictable plot and gibberish characters.

Book 3 continues the same tone of book 1 and 2 in a different setting – the Com
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Pankaj Giri
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've now completed the Dork Series by Sidin Vadukut, one which has provided me with a lot of entertainment and uplifted my mood several times. Personally, the second part was the best - absolutely hilarious. The first part was also good, but somehow the frequency of the LOL moments seemed much less in comparison. Now, coming to the third part, I think the comedy quotient is someway in between the first and third part. However, the ending is below standard. It ruined the experience. 60% of the bo ...more
Siddhesh Ayre
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Siddhesh by: Nikhil
Shelves: humor
This has to be the best of the three Dork books(“DORK: The Incredible Adventures of Robin ‘Einstein' Varghese”, “God Save The Dork” & “Who Let The Dork Out?”). It has been wonderful reading experience for past one week. I am sure people around me (at home, in train, in office bus) might have felt, why this fellow is smiling so much while reading this book :) The BBC journo episode, first meeting with Colonel, Sivaji statue fiasco, Tihar jail’s special room, Gym sessions – all were super comedy e ...more
Ram kumar
Nov 03, 2012 rated it liked it
ROFL ROFL LOL LOL....

but wait it was not good as the other two...seems authour has rushed to write the book....
Bhupinder
Nov 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Again a very funny book from Sidin. In my view this one is not as good as the second book of the trilogy. Provides a satisfactory ending to the series though.
Brian Cowlishaw
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Murkh chutiyan who are convinced they are brilliant and lack all self- awareness are always funny. It's like a law of nature. A fun, silly read.
Sonali Dabade
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
My rating order of the books in the Dork series would be: 2, 3, and 1. While this third book in the series wasn't as good as the second one, it was definitely much better than the first. I found myself laughing and snorting at multiple places in the narrative. Though, I really do wish there was a better ending than what is now.

The thing about Sidin Vadukut's writing is that he takes everyday annoyances that people don't want to admit and pours it in 240-odd pages. Robin 'Einstein' Varghese is ov
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Manish Khurana
Dec 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Wanted to end my 2017 reading on a lighter note and this book didn't disappoint. It's a typical Sidin book with great puns and comedy elements rightly placed. I didn't like Dork II that much after reading the first book. So I was a bit skeptical on this one. But this one exceeded expectations. It's a 3.5/5 for me but can't choose that, and I can't give 4/5, so let's make peace with 3/5. Sidin, please write more such books!
Jay
May 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a good book. However, for a trilogy which started with 2 wonderful books, the end was indeed a whimper.

Not that this book didn't have it's moments. The goofy Robin Einstein Varghese love stories and the dalliances are funny. The book does manage to have it's absolute hilarious moments. But the somewhat disappointed feeling is due to the high expectations that the previous 2 parts set forth.
Rishabh Bansal
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Amazingly brilliant. I dont remember actually laughing out loud while reading a novel. I think the Dork series is one of the most underrated book series from an Indian writer. A perfect getaway from everyday stress, good light read for a weekend.
Most satisfying part of this book was when REV got even with (in the words of the author) that ch**th Rahul Gupta... Would love to read the fourth book in the series..
Aniruddha P N
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Laughed. But lesser than the second one. And much lesser than the first one.
sreeram
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious

It was fun while it lasted. But it ends abruptly. Feels unfinished. An epilogue was necessary here to end trilogy
Pradeep Mohandas
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
November 19, 2012
11:26 pm

Dear diary,

Today I finished that book that was written by that dude Sidin who thinks of himself as if he is representing all Malayalees. What gives him that right, I ask? He is no representative of Malayalee culture living all that distance away in bleddy London and all.

I brought this book from the Kitab Khana bookstore in Mumbai when I had gone there on Diwali vacation. Srinivas uncle was waiting outside for some time so I had to leave quickly. I had told him I had sp
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Swapnil Bokade
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
First book of the year and what a fun way to begin. Funny, breezy read. The best way to spend 9 or so hours in a Bus travelling across Maharashtra hell bent on torturing you by showing "Student of the Year". Thank God for this book and Thank God for Sidin Vadukut.

Anyways, the book starts with an RTI application answered by the Government of India to the Author containing a drive of personal folders i.e. diary. This story is set in India with the fictious Allied Victory Games (based on CWG) as t
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Deepak Gopalakrishnan
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
The best of the trilogy!

The first book set the pace beautifully with a refreshingly different narrative and very Sidin-like humour. The second in the series underwhelmed with a predictable plot and a generally annoying central character.

Sidin had quite a task on his hands when Dork 3 was to be written, and boy, does he meet it.

The book follows the elements that made the series unique - Diary entries, first person, random Mallu entries, a clueless and cocky lead character - but eliminates the pit
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Guru
Mar 11, 2013 rated it liked it
The Dork's 3rd outing is funnier than the second one. The eponymous Dork (Robert "Einstein" Varghese is back in India (this time in New Delhi) and has found the shortcuts on the corporate ladder to become the interim-CEO of Lederman India.
Unwittingly, the Dork gets pulled in the mess of the Allied Victory Games of 2010, which are being held in Delhi. Thanks to corrupt politicians and greedy vendors, most of the money is spent and the Games are way behind scheduled. The minister in charge of the
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Srikanth
Mar 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Blog,

I know it has been too long since i got a chance to have a proper interaction with you, but you know what they say, a friend is a friend is a friend. Okie, i just made that up, but honestly, with all this work relocation, new place, old friends nostalgia had taken a toll on my reading and writing. And fresh in the box is Mr.Kris Gethin, who hindered my reading with his astonishing 12 Week DTP program, which i started last month and am truly enjoying it. So coming to the big thing, this book
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Ashishg
Jan 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-physical
Dork III continues the adventure of Einstein. It appears that whole fun in Dork series is about quirks, idiosyncrasies and self aggrandizing of protagonist. So book isn't funny any more because you kind of expect things to fold in certain way. It's to the credit of author that characterization is solid and unwavering but this very thing - reflected in way diary entries are written - makes no room for any surprises. If a diary entry is unbelievably happy and optimistic then you know that next ent ...more
Jkhona
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Good. This is the only word I have after finishing Who Let The Dork Out. I have no idea why Sidin impressed me to such an extent with first book of Triology, when the ending was going to be just normal like a bollywood movie? The way Robin manages with things and keeps abusing people within the mind, though later is been made to work with those same people. The way Gouri ropes in at an unrequired moment and how he manages to work out with her is quite interesting. The end wasn't that good as ant ...more
Skaushi
Dec 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Writing a review for one of my fav authors isn't exactly my idea of being fair but i must say this volume in dork trilogy was pretty weak content wise.The story was revolving too much between 3 or 4 characters without too much 'connection' if i can say... All in all, punches were delivered pretty much Sidin style and thats precisely why i like him as an author.So go for it if you admire satire and wit.

I believe (seriously) that this will be his last in Dork adventure series and he ll move onto s
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Saurabh
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a fantabulous book. Einstein is as amazing as he was in the earlier books..........this time he is dealing with more political shit than the usual corporate shit he tramps............He is more confident and faces situation with a in the face attitude. What is noteworthy though is the fact that Sidin Vadikut is an exceptional observer and makes fun of our democratic system in such a way where it deems absolutely frustrating but you'd eventually end up laughing your guts out.............I ...more
Alex Poovathingal
Nov 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Dark humor at it's best. In this third part of the Einstein series, Robin Varghese writes about how he as an interim-CEO of Lederman India office, gets screwed up in all aspects of his life only to do an overnight savari giri-giri to come back on the top as usual.

A little let-down compared to his previous book, but still is a good choice for light reading. As always, waiting for the next one.

P.S. Specially recommended for malayalees. It's a pleasure reading those "poda patty" or Lalu Alex movie
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Aashish
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Least powerful book in the Dork trilogy. You get the feeling that the book was hastily written to complete the deadline for the trilogy.

The events mimic the Commonwealth Games organization in Delhi from 2010 and caricature a lot of what actually transpired in these games. This takes away the focus from the characteristics of Robin Varghese, so strongly established in parts 1 and 2. Also, if you read the author on his weekly newspaper column or on Twitter, the jokes will read repetitive and stal
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Varun Visruthan
Apr 12, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is excellent for someone like me , like him , who was born and brought up in the Middle eastern region with Kerala routes. He uses lots of Malayali slangs which is very unique and brings to it a comic timing without really trying. The book has its moments of hilariousness but the ending seemed like a typical bollywood ending. You must to understand. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a feel good casual read in the night after a long stressed out day.
Mani Prakash
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
A fitting finale to the trilogy. I have laughed out loud so many times while reading this book that people near me thought i had gone crazy. If you get sarcasm, you would definitely love this book. It would be advisable to start from Book 1 of the trilogy to get a hang of the lead character & his traits. ...more
Neeraja
Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
I really have mixed feelings about this book. Its the same old story..REV facing lots and lots of trouble and how he solves them. Plus he swears a lot in English, Hindi and Malayalam. The book did make me laugh at some places though. But unlike the first book, Who let the dork out? wasn't really a page turner for me. Hoping to see a much better book next time Sidin.
Deepak
Oct 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Comparing with the other two books in the trilogy, this book isn't that much funny... But still it has its moments of super dorky comedy which make you laugh while reading. If you liked the before parts of Dork, go for it. Definitely worth a read.
Soni Achuthan
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Read this one if you want to laugh out loud. It is the third part of the Dork Trilogy although the ending seemed like there could be another one. 5 stars for making me laugh so much. Thanks Sidin. All the best for your next book.
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Sidin Vadukut is a journalist, columnist and blogger. He has an engineering degree from NIT Trichy and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

In a career spanning around a decade he has made automotive parts, developed online trading platforms, almost set up a retailing company and had a sizeable portion of a tree fall on his head. He is currently an editor with the Mint business newspaper.

Sidin lives in New D
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Other books in the series

Dork Trilogy (3 books)
  • Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin 'Einstein' Varghese (Dork Trilogy, #1)
  • God Save the Dork (Dork Trilogy, #2)

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