Book Review : The Three Wise Monkeys by Jeet Gian

Published on : 2016

Publisher : Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd.

Pages : 400

Source : Review copy received from Author’s Paradise

Format : Paperback

Rating : 2.8 / 5

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Synopsis : 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 fortune forever?

My view : This interesting piece of comedy is being translated into a Hindi movie by Sajid Khan. The book is characterised by its funny caricatures of people we generally meet in daily life. Constant jibs are made at the famous controversial characters of recent times. The book is a contemporary satire on the current society. 

The author has in-depth knowledge of the accounts and financial jargon and it was evidently portrayed throughout the book. Honestly the book the informed me a lot about the financial fiasco that we are not aware of.

However, I personally didn’t enjoy the book much. I would rather watch a movie on this plot than read the book because many a times the dialogues seemed immature and incomplete. There were too many oversimplified similes used throughout the book. The humour was a little tight and forced. 

The characters of the two alike brothers were so monotonous. I was sort of bored by the middle of the book. The end did pick up the pace of the book and it became a little more enjoyable. This book makes a better script for a Bollywood movie than as a standalone book. 

*I would like to thank Author’s Paradise for sending me the review copy of this book. The opinions expressed are my own.*


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