Saturday, 5 November 2016

Book Review: The Three Wise Monkeys by Jeet Gian

The Three Wise Monkeys - Book Cover

Book Name: The Three Wise Monkeys 

Author: Jeet Gian 

Publisher: Frog Books 

Price: Rs. 299 


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 mystfying 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? 

Story in a nutshell: 

'The Three Wise Monkeys' is the story about three chartered accountants - Amar, Akbar and Anthony who happen to be best friends. The three friends finish their studies together and plan to open their firm. Initial days at their business seem difficult for they do not find any good client. They attend various parties and corporate events with no success. The award function of the Swiss Bank turns out to be a turning point of their lives. They found the love of their lives and a big business break. What is this break all about? Are they successful at it or do they screw it? 


I read the blurb of this book and the song from the movie 'Amar Akbar Anthony' played in my mind. I have read 'The 3-U Turns of My Life' by Jeet Gian and know his storytelling style. This book proved to be a read way much better than his debut book. 

The story primarily revolves around Amar, Akbar, and Anthony and their lives. The friendship they share is worth mentioning and I envy them. How can one share a friendship like them? Friendships now-a-days lasts maximum for three to four years. It is 'no contact' which kills the friendship. Coming back to the story, it is being narrated in third person narrative. The language is lucid and easily comprehensible. The story seems to be written from heart. The humor and the witty dialogues will make you a fan of 'The Three Wise Monkeys'. There is a kind of innocence in the characters which will make you have a soft corner for them. Spread across 400 pages, this novel mentions all the happenings in the lives of the protagonists in such a humorously that you'll end up laughing. 

The Three Wise Monkeys reminded me of Priyadarshan Sir's movies - humorous and engaging. 

  • The humor in the story. 
  • The friendship among Amar, Akbar and Anthony. 
  • Their never-give-up attitude. 

I rate: 

Cover: 3/5 
Characters: 4/5 
Story: 4/5 

I rate 'The Three Wise Monkeys' with 4/5 stars.

You can buy this book on Amazon.

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