Month: November 2016

The Three Wise Monkeys by Jeet Gian – Book Review

Hello all!

Been long since my last book review. So here I am today with a book which I finally got to read. This one it titled The Three Wise Monkeys by Jeet Gian.


Book blurb
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 fortunes forever?

About the author: 

Meet Gian is a Chartered Accountant and the founding partner of JCA Consulting Group based in Dubai (U.A.E.). At present he lives in Dubai with his family. To know more about Meet, visit http://www.jeetgian.com or write to him at info@jeetgian.

Review:

The cover is quite an intriguing feature about the book. It kind of creates interest as to what the storyline could be. It has the comedy/humorous aspect visible on the cover itself. So when you pick it up you know what genre you’d be dealing with.

The characters are well crafted, their descriptions are clear and the storyline is different. But as an avid reader, I wasn’t able to keep my interest intact in the book. It really has the Bollywood kind of feel to it. The comedy and the dialogues are something we’d really enjoy watching on the screen. And that may just be more fun than reading the book.

The number of characters and the way they cross each other’s paths really give you a tinge of Comedy of Errors. The story has a lot of pun (seemingly intended) and lines that strike just at the point. The book also provided an insight view of the CAs and their ways of functioning. It shows the kind of corruption and the ways we try to twist things to escape. The friendship of the three men and their tryst with destiny is really a unique one.

Overall a good read, yet I’d say you may enjoy it if you really like reading a story on the Bollywood lines. I’d give this one a 3 star!

Till I pick up and read something else. Here’s wishing you all, on the occasion of the festivities around. Stay happy and blessed!

Lots of love and best wishes.

Syeda

Shall we dance!

Let our fingers entwine
And sparks fly around

Fuelling the blazing fire 

Of passion within the flesh.
Let those eyes mesmerize me

As I drown in your soul

And swallow the elixir 

Of your beauty and love.


Let my fingertips caress 

Your soft and burning skin

To soothe the wounds

And make you alive again.
Let the breathing get heavy

And our hearts skip beats

Heaving and sweating, I’d ask you,

‘O my love, shall we dance, again!’

💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

P.S. *deeeeep breath* *sighing* Just fell in love again with the feeling of love! I really loved watching this movie sometime earlier and last night was telecast on a channel here! How lovely it is!! For those who aren’t aware, the still is from a dance by Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez from the movie SHALL WE DANCE? 

Have you watched it? Do share if you have!

Lots of love and best wishes for all!

©Syeda FR

With smiles!

The raindrops fell

    From the water laden clouds

Showers that brought ecstasy

    To the swaying thirsty flowers

Under the canopy of the sky

    They swirl and dance in delight

The cool breeze blowing along

     Like music enthralling all

Brightly washed and rejuvenated

     They show how little things matter

When a few drops of rain

     Fill the air with petrichor and joy

Face your turmoils and struggles

    With a slight upward curve of lips

Those difficult times will pass

    With smiles drizzled along the way

© Syeda F R

Sealed Lips

Suppressed and violated

Tied in shackles of honour 

Nipped  in the nascence

Abandoned when I rebelled.
Roped in the name of relationships

Enveloped in the darkness 

Adorned with the crown of thorns

Lips stitched, words left to die within.
That’s my existence as a woman

In this patriarchal world

Where the Creator didn’t do any injustice

While His creation does it in His name!

©Syeda F.R.