Review of DEMONS IN MY MIND by Aashish Gupta

Title : Demons in my Mind

Author : Aashish Gupta

No. Of pages : 330

Price : Rs. 349/-

Publishers : Notion Press

Format : Paperback and Kindle edition

Blurb :

Is your mind under your control?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 dishonourable lives that relieves Dakshesh from his pain.

Review :

The book opens up with the life of Dakshesh, an old man living in Nepal. He becomes feeble and was also ready to die but he was afraid of death. So as a last wish, he wishes to meet the Three monks. But none knows where they reside hence they left Dakshesh in the middle of the forest. As time passed, the three monks appeared and tool Dakshesh under their care. When Dakshesh spoke out about his pain to live, the three monks convince him saying that his pain is nothing compared to others in the world. Then they all narrate their life and also explains him how they all became monks. The first monk, Rizwan who killed his own family as he was controlled by his mind than his heart. The next is Murli, a great artist. But his mind took over his heart which eventually changed his fate. And the third monk is Joseph who became a victim of his own mind as he was captivated by love. And finally they all realise the sins they committed when they meet Alia, a girl who strives to live. And the book speaks about how we become a victim to our mind without even giving it a thought.

The author has very well narrated the consequences which happen if we are controlled by our brain. The past of the monks makes Dakshesh realise that his pain is nothing compared to their struggles. Every story of the monks made the readers to think over and over to check whether they have also been captivated by their minds. This book leaves us in surprise and also in confusion of whether we are also being controlled by our mind. Every characters are portrayed with utmost care and so they have the capability to imbibe their characters in the readers heart. The whole story is divided into chapters and it makes the reading more comfortable. And the final chapters hooked up the readers to the book, to know how they became monks and also the chapters of Alia almost brought tears on reading the struggles she underwent to live. The story she tells about hunger and the real definition of hungry digs our hearts deep. And the author has very well concluded the book with three questions to the readers. The usage of simple and elegant words helped the coherence of the book and the author maintained suspense with Mr.Roy which was revealed at the end. And the author has knotted every characters of the book at the end. Some chapters require boldness to read. Apart from that, the author has very well conveyed what he tried to.

My view on the book :

What if everything happening around you is just your imagination??

What if the world betrays you even if you have immersed yourself for their betterment??

Do you think the pain you are enduring is the most painful??

Find answers for these questions in the book and your confusions will not be cleared with answers but with questions. The success of the book lies in those 3 questions which the author asks to the readers. Our whole life is summed up in those three questions. Read the book to find them. And sure, it will have a life changing impact in you.

Ratings :

Cover : 3 / 5

Plot : 4 / 5

Narration : 4 / 5

Story : 4.5 / 5

Overall rating : 4 / 5

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The above review is just what I thought and felt by heart. Your views may vary from mine.


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