“Every form of addiction is bad, no
matter whether the narcotic is alcohol or morphine or idealism.”
presence of nootropic drugs in the market and their right utilization has been
a bone of contention for quite many years. Nootropics (better known as the
smart drugs) are cognitive enhancers that help augment the powers related to
the mind. 4-5% of the students in almost every country use these drugs as a
means to improve their cognitive functions. But these do have an adverse
effect. ‘The Perfect Drug’ is a novella that presents a hypothetical concept of
inventing a drug (a chemical mix) that can help achieve enlightenment. The idea
is speculative yet the strong narrative and robust framework scaffold it so
well that it appears admissible.
Perfect Drug’ is a story of Ananya who is retrospective as well as conscious of
his well-being. Assiduous and always on the ball, Ananya is well groomed and
mature in his conduct. He does extremely well in school and when it is time for
him to be enrolled in the college; his ability and merit pass the muster. Like
a magic dust, his persona starts affecting the people around him.
story describes the emotional turmoil within Ananya’s progressive mind when he
discovers that his love interest is succumbing to the after-effects of drugs.
That is when he decides to invent something that is unheard of- the perfect
drug that can propel the mind towards enlightenment.
For the ones who think this plot is very new, I would advise you all to watch
‘Limitless’ or read ‘The Dark Fields’ by Alan Glynn. It is also based on the
same concept. There are two drawbacks in the book: incorrect use of
prepositions at certain places and presence of so many characters.
the book is intriguing yet the superfluous descriptions and lack of dialogues
make the reading monotonous at times.
wishes to the author!