Here’s a characteristically acerbic review of the Chetan Bhagat book by Kishore Singh (who is my immediate boss, and who reads this blog - so maybe I’m setting myself up to be Dooced!). Not going to nitpick about the review (which is typical of what most critics will say about this book anyway), but here's a quick disclaimer: I never said the book was "brilliant" or "full of witty one-liners" (I’m the colleague referred to in the third para). For shame, Kishore! This is careless misquoting of the same sort as done by blog commenters who extrapolate a simple sentence like "This is an entertaining, fast-paced read" into "Jabberwock thinks this is a great book." (What I have said about it is still here for all to read.)
Just one other point regarding "this is a thoroughly entertaining read (oh, I give it that) but must it have pretensions to literature?" But of course it doesn’t. It probably wouldn’t be selling hundreds of thousands of copies if it did.