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Book Review: 'Psycon' by Varun T

Psycon! When I first heard this name I was wondering what it meant but when I read the book all my doubts evaded. The word is a combination of two words psychology and convict. I think the author has very artistically devised this title to match the story behind it all.

The story is a political thriller and a must read for every Indian who is engrossed in politics day in day out. To top it all, not just politics the corruption that goes with it. It deals with themes like black money, corruption, politics, illegal supply of goods, and very relevant triple talak etc. The novel thus is a relevant package of information as well as entertainment. The author has beautifully done his job of narration through his solid characters. And that is truly appreciable.

When one reads this novel one gets a picture as it is perhaps written with an intention to later be converted into a movie. Psycon gives you that pleasure of sitting in a theatre and enjoying every bit of the scenes. The most attractive part of the whole novel is the investigations. They keep you alert till the end and the surprise factor going.

What else can we ask from an author? I truly believe that this was one such novel that gave me satisfaction for having read it. Ofcourse Varun has excelled in this genre, let us hope for much more in the near future.

Book 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’s National Relief Fund.

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