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Demons In My Mind by Aashish Gupta – Book review

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Demons In My Mind Book Cover Demons In My Mind
Aashish Gupta
Psychological thriller
Notion Press
February 20th 2017
Paperback
330
Review copy

Are crimes and mental illness related?
Is your mind under your control?
Is your life an illusion created by you?

Dakshesh, an old man in Sirubari village suffering from cancer, wishes to be released from excruciating pain. His journey takes him to the three monks, known for miraculous healing and life transformation. He discovers they are no saints, but hardened criminals. The three monks - Rizwan, Murli, Joseph - narrate stories of unprecedented savagery that would make even the most cold-hearted criminals look down with shame.

The dark stories of the three monks leave Dakshesh gasping, but there is something about their dishonorable lives that relieves Dakshesh from his pain.

Introduction:

It has been a long time since I finished a book at great speed. I always look forward reading a psychological thriller and when I was proposed to read and review this book, I guessed that it must be a great read. And after reading this book, I can proudly say that this book stayed on my expectation. So let’s dwell more on this book.

Plot summary:

The book opens up in Sirubari Village, Nepal where an old man Dakshesh is suffering from cancer. He is a noble soul who always did well with the others but constant pain makes him weaker and now his only wish is to be get away from pain. He decided to meet three monks. There are end numbers of stories about three monks, but there is no concrete proof.  So the villagers left him near Pashupatinath Temple, in hope that if three monks really exist then they will take him.

After opening the eyes, Dakshesh meets the three monks. After telling his wish, the monks start narrating him the story of a human mind, which is the darkest element.

The three monks then told him their journey of enlightenment. They said that they were once dacoits which left Dakshesh in dilemma. Each of them then started sharing their story.

Each of them was a normal human but their perception and mind enslaved them slowly. At last, they become the victim of ultimate horror which leads them to become the prisoners.

I don’t want to put the crust of the stories here because that will burst the bubbles. However, in each story, the main culprit was the mind.

Who are these three monks? How they become a monk after having such a horrible past? How they enlighten themselves? What connects them all? Read this book to know the dark side of human mind.

Writing style:

This book is fast paced and you hardly need three sittings to finish this book. The language is very easy and the narration is totally captivating.

My perception:

This book is very cleverly written. The author has taken a subject and kept intact throughout the book. The stories of three monks are totally interesting and show different aspects of human mind. You can’t guess where the story is moving until you finished the book and that makes this book totally amazing. This book also raises some questions like does every culprit has a sick mind? What makes them culprit? What makes a common man do murder or rape? Should we try to treat the mind of the culprit? Should we let our mind loitering? Where should we control our mind? Overall, this book is a great read, which entertains and sometimes send chills to your spine. A great work by debut author and I strongly recommend this book to every thriller lover.

Grab a copy of this book from here, 

Until next time, Keep reading 🙂 

Sheetal Maurya

Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. She is a die-hard bookworm and has read more books than she can count. She believes in the art of storytelling and reviews books so that the world can choose the best ones and embark on an adventurous virtual reading journey.

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