TITLE: A PERFECT DRUG
PUBLISHER: Pakshi Publication
GENRE: Spiritual fiction
SOURCE: Review Copy in Exchange of an Honest review
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Buddha meditated for six years, and Shiva had his mountain. Could there be a drug that might induce enlightenment? A substance that could cause us to attain a heightened state of consciousness, the gaining of a perspective that perforates this veil of maya, revealing the divine in us and others a well? One that makes us perceive that the biggest problem of the world isn’t global warming, air pollution, or overpopulation, but is a global demented state of consciousness, the demon of ignorance that has ingested this whole wide world? Ananya synthesizes such a divine drink with immense difficulty, and tends it with great care—but the attainment of power often brings its abuse. It an attempt to beat the demon outside, he mutes all the voices contrary to his ambition including his much-revered intuition. He fails miserably but his torture endures. Does his indulgence keep Ananya entangled in the web of illusion, or will he emerge a true, conscious being, devoid of all attachments? Is the answer he has to discover for himself.
Phew… Finally, I finished the book. It took me long, really long to finish this one. But once done, I can say that you should not hurry up to finish this one.
A PERFECT DRUG by CHAITANYA SAINI is a blend of spirituality and sci-fi It’s more of a self help kind of book. The story revolves around Ananya, who had a scientific bent of mind. He wanted to study physics at prestigious St Stephen College Delhi but by twist of fate got to study chemistry. Ananya’s life was like any other boy of his age till his girlfriend Anushree left him. He was devastated and took refuge in drugs. That is when he thought of inventing a drug, a perfect drug, that could enhance mental ability and spiritual energy. It helped him see which normal human eyes can’t. He could manipulate people by studying their chakras and auras. But did this give him the peace and made him happy?
The cover of the book, a blend of colours, indicates spiritual energy and is eye catching. The title THE PERFECT DRUG seems perfect and is in sync with the story.
The book has too many characters. Author has done a good job weaving these characters in the story, immaculately. Protagonist Ananya’s character has a great appeal.
The plot is fresh and different. It is a blend of many genres.
The only problem, I found, with the book is its length. Some of the events, characters and philosophies are explained in more detail than needed. This makes the book draggy at times.
But leaving aside that the book is a great piece of work and author deserves an applause for such a unique plot.