August 01, 2016

Book Review: The Seventh Cup by Nitesh Kumar Jain

The Seventh Cup

Author: Nitesh Kumar Jain
Rating: 3.5/5

‘The spiritual path is not a solo endeavor. In fact, the very notion of a self who is trying to free him/ herself is a delusion.’ ~ Tara Brach

A wholesome package of thrill, suspense and nerve-wrecking climax, is what ‘The Seventh Cup’ offers the reader. The story revolves around Avinash, the protagonist, who is head over heels in love with Verona, the Swiss student. But getting love in return is not a piece of cake. Avinash is exposed to the harsh truth- the truth that breaks his heart. Verona’s boyfriend, Kevin, is the one who turns the tables. But then Verona goes missing. Amidst the search operation, many secrets are revealed and the labyrinth of life is solved. Will the mystery be solved? If yes, how? If no, why not?

Grab this book to tie all the loose ends together!

My opinion
With the advancement in the field of technology, the techniques are also evolving. With this book, the author introduces us to a new term- ‘Mind Transportation’. The narration is lucid; the dialogs are short but precise. There are no major syntactical errors.

The blurb is interesting. In fact, the language and the vocabulary used for the same is exemplary. The use of idioms caught my attention! The cover could have been better. The title is catchy. It gives an impression of a fantasy tale. But the plot might turn out to be a bolt from the blue because the genre is not fantasy.

However, the whole approach of mind transportation and has been dealt with intelligence. This is not a clichéd love story. But this story has a lot to cater to the greedy minds of the readers. Right from chapter 0 till the last page, every chapter ends on a cliffhanger.

However, I wished the narration was more powerful. For an instance, the first few chapters lacked the use of pronouns. The repeated use of names sounded mind-numbing. Secondly, there are grammatical errors- specifically tenses and punctuation. Other than this, the layout, font (style, size) and the print quality are fine.

Nonetheless, good effort by the author. Best wishes!

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1 comment:

  1. Can anyone explain...whether the title of the story was appropriate or not??