Book : The Seventh Cup
Author : Nitesh Kumar Jain
ISBN : 978-81-8253-448-3
Type : Fiction
Publisher : cyberwit.net
Published : First edition 2013, second edition 2014
Number of pages : Ebook, 312
Price : ₹300/-
About the book :
A student of history in Switzerland goes missing.
A man drinks exactly seven cups of coffee everyday in the same restaurant and believes in Mind Transportation. Two newly married Swiss detective agents arrive and begin a shocking tale of love, friendship, betrayal and death. From the colourful coasts of Goa, India to the enchanting backdrop of Zurich,Switzerland, the mystery of Verona Schmidt baffles everyone. With shocking twists and turns in every chapter, The Seventh Cup might just have the addictive flavour to stir the readers mind…may be forever !!!
My Review :
The plot of the story is well-developed and I really liked the way the characters and incidences are interrelated. The concept of “mind transportation” was quite intriguing and I really loved it. May be in real life also we practice this mind transportation but never realize it. It was quite a fun to read about Verona and Avinash’s mind transportation sessions. The intelligent words of Prof. Shantanu sometimes tinkled the mind and sometimes confused me.
Another character which grabbed good attention was that of Sussane Wanner. A woman of substance who was very confident and also did her investigation job diligently. The story had a smooth flow but the end part was to some extent quite predictable. The language is easy flowing and there are not many characters to confuse you. The climax could have been more interesting. Apart from this one flaw, the story keeps you attracted to itself.
Few interesting lines from the book
“It made me wonder which aspect was closer to human aspirations – finding happiness in achieving success or finding success in achieving happiness”.
“Love makes you do wonderful things, sometimes things that you think you were not even capable of doing”.
“Sometimes I wonder, had the East India company belonged to the French or the Germans, we would all have been conversing in another language”.
My Rating : 4/5
My Verdict :
Quite an interesting fiction which gives the reader an ample dose of suspense, mystery and thrill. If you like reading suspense and mystery books, then go for it.
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About the author :
Nitesh Kumar Jain (1987) spent his childhood days in the beautiful state of Assam in India and pursued his schooling at Carmel School, Jorhat. Later he went to BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus. He graduated as a Chemical Engineer in the year 2010 and worked as a trainee at Aditya Birla Chemicals in Thailand for six months. He did his post-graduate work in Chemical and Bioengineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and later (2012) worked as an intern at BASF AG, Basel. During his two-year stay in Switzerland, he conceptualized his debut novel, The Seventh Cup.
Apart from writing he loves photography and travelling to new countries to explore different cultures. He believes in the saying by Paulo Coelho:
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”!!!
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