Books

The Three Wise Monkeys: Book Review

Author: Jeet Gian

Book Blurb:

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 mystifying 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?
Or
Will Lady Luck change their fortunes forever?

My Review:

A book that deals with complex situations, quite simply.

On the plus side, the title of the book is bang on! Especially when we come to know the reason for this. Since this is a book that was about Charted Accountants, and growing up in a household full of them, I could quite relate to a lot of situations.

The pace of the story was not consistent. Sometimes author went on about some situations that could have been narrated in a slightly condensed manner. There were quite a few editing errors as well.

The female characters were all too same for me. There was an overwhelming usage of words like “All women are like this..” ” We women do this..”..to a point that it got exhausting. The funny thing is if a man has a quirk..than the author points this fact in relation to the man in question…if he wants to point a quality of a female character…it would be “All women have this quality”. Even with the size of the book, and that it deals with business….the women are all associated to the men in question. They are either secretaries to men, their wives, their girlfriends or their love interest!

Initially the story is interesting, but then at the end it just fizzles out. The end is too Bollywood-y and it felt like the author was trying a bit too hard.

Overall rating: 2.5/5

 

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