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Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Three Wise Monkeys by Jeet Gian

Blurb (from the jacket):

The trio—Amar, Akbar, and Anthony—had no clue whatsoever about their goddammit indecisive-careers-and-indefinite-struggles.

And that was because they were born with the Peter Pan Syndrome and were simple enough to be tricked by anyone, including their mystifying girlfriends—Meghna, Farah, and Sarah. And as is the fate of all morons, they were drawn into
trouble—deep trouble—of hiding crores of rupees of black money in secret offshore companies.

Will their mistake of turning a blind eye to the philosophy of ‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ cost them their careers and put them in prison? 


Will Lady Luck change their fortunes forever?

My take on the book:
It feels like a lifetime since I last reviewed a book. Not that I've been reading a lot lately, but yeah, though minimal, reading is always there. All the credit goes to my new found hobbies - playing guitar, being one. Thank goodness my reading isn't going as bad as reviewing. Though I haven't been reviewing books lately, I am reading some very good books now and then. This book is my attempt at getting back at reading and, especially, reviewing little more.

The author had contacted me for reviewing this book. After reading the blurb, I knew this was my chance of getting back at what I wanted. I readily accepted the book and thanks to the author for such a book, I might as well get back to reading and reviewing full-fledged.

The title, the cover design and the blurb couldn't have been more apt to the story.

To Leadstart Publishing, I need to really appreciate the quality of the raw materials they are using. The paper was very light and quality so good. Keep it going, Leadstart.

One unmistakable charm ever since the very start of the book is the humour. The author had his way with it and the funny witticism gravely keeps the reader going.

There was this one trait, actually, in the writing style of the author, which I would point out to the author rather as a suggestion than as a drawback to the book. There were instances in the narration when the author goes off the track explaining an incident from the past or describing a scene taken place off the timeline of the story. This is not unusual with books, but when it happens the narrator could get back on track with the change of the paragraph, but it is not necessary to every time inset a line like - "Getting back to ... " or "Back to ... " More than bringing back, these lines kinda distracted me.

Another drawback is the too many unnecessary characters involved into the story. There were times when I had lost track of characters. This plays a very important role pissing off the reader.

There was a little struggle, but believe me the author's never-ending witticism and belly-tickling humour got me going through the book.

Overall, it was a very interesting read. Too much corporate terms - might be familiar for a chartered accountant, but a pain for me. With all the demonetisation and other political stuff going on, this is a very entertaining and relatable read.


Title: The Three Wise Monkeys

Author: Jeet Gian

ISBN (edition I've read): 9789352016181


Read between: 28-11-2016 to 04-12-2016

Reviewed for: Jeet Gian

Publisher: Frog Books

Pages: 400

MRP: ₹ 400

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