An amazing book. A must read!
Book Name: Psycon
Author: Varun T
Publisher: Notion Press
A new regime is manning the reins of governance in India, having arrived on the scene with an anti-corruption agenda. With the IT Department chasing down tax evaders to curb the menace of black money, party funds begin to dry up, a year before Uttar Pradesh goes to polls.
Enter Prateek Subramaniam and Yashwardhan Sharma, through their brainchild, PSYCON.
Set in the heart of UP, the duo works to assist the ruling party’s agenda of conquering the Hindi heartland. Their mission: amassing the funds the task would need. The two have their job cut out for them.
Between harassing businessmen to shell out money and making money in the process, they make quite a bit in the initial windfall. And yet, a can of worms is opened when the CBI enters the picture.
Do the two con their way out of the CBI’s grasp? Will truth prevail in the land of Satyamev Jayate?
Or will they find reality too bizarre to handle?
There are novels out there which make you emotional. There are novels out there that make you laugh. There are novels out there which make you cringe. There are novels out there which make you angry. But there are very few novels that make you feel all emotions at once. Psycon is one such novel that will make you feel all the emotions at once. You will feel sad for Prateek and at the same time feel angry. You will be surprised to see how low a businessman can steep for the success of his business. The escapades of corruption mentioned in this story will leave you shocked. Psycon will leave a deep impact on you.
The blurb of the story is simple one which will make you think that the story too might be a usual story of corruption. You can very well compare Psycon to an iceberg. It's much bigger than it appears. The plot is a simple one but the manner in which it is developed is worth all the praises. Every chapter surprises you. I appreciate the efforts the author has put in for all the research. I myself was unaware of many practices that are mentioned in this novel. The first word which comes to your mind when you read corruption and black money is bribe. But there are many faces to this black money conundrum which are revealed as chapters in this book.
The story is narrated excellently. There is no room for any confusion inspite of having so many characters. You get to know about each character as you read the story. It is like you discover a thing or two about the characters and you feel you know him better. The characters feel real. The language is lucid. I loved the presentation of this story. The twists and turns of this book will keep you on the edge. You will be hooked onto this book.
I would love to see Psycon as a movie on big screen. The book has every element that is required to make an excellent movie.
I rate Psycon with 5/5 stars.
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