Author: Varun T.
About Author: Hailing from the small town of Satna with humble beginnings, Varun has come a long way by establishing a prominent name for himself in the FMCG space. Varun’s professional stints are replete with awards of recognition but his heart has always been in the literary space since his association with Guts & Glory, a book published by SIBM Pune in association with Rupa Publication. Now, he longs to write about the complex interplay of societal norms and self-interest, redefining the demarcations between good and evil, in a world driven by propaganda, where truth is never absolute and public perception is the king. A die-hard fan of the honourable Prime Minister of India and a keen observer of the evolving political environment in the country, he has dared to challenge the existing notions of the society with his endeavor: PSYCON. The book does not merely scratch the surface of societal evils like black money and corruption but also rips apart the draconian system, under which such evils prospered and became the accepted norm.
The royalty earned by the author from this book will be donated to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.Blurb: 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?
The royalty earned by the author from this book will be donated to the Prime Minister’sNational Relief Fund.
My Review: Thrillers are those which can keep you at the edge of your seat and PSYCON is one of them.
REVIEW: It is a political thriller which is well written and narrated by Varun tejwani. While reading I really felt like I was watching a political thriller movie like those of prakash jha. Dialogues are so awesome which kept me turning pages.
Cover and blurb may look simple but there is lot more to explore inside as this is a novel which cannot be judged by cover. I really loved both the protagonist of the story Prateek and Yash and plot is crispy too the way in which they both gets trapped into the dirty game of politics and corruption and how they overcome it is worth to read it do find it out by reading it.
Most of thriller gets confusing but this one is simply represented with some good language and there is no sort of confusion in plot or characters.
Final verdict: story is thrilling and exciting as it also relates to real life that how politics and corruption takes place. I would suggest it to every person who wishes to read thrillers and is being bored of love stories.
“Hats off to Varun Tejwani for such a commendable novel”. Best wishes for future ones I will surely like to read them.