Monday, April 3, 2017

Jim Morgan and The Seven Sins - Book Review

Jim Morgan and The Seven Sins
By Bharat Madan
Review By Ila Garg

Jim Morgan and The Seven Sins, a novel by Bharat Madan, is published by Notion Press. The cover is intriguing, quite mysterious. An eye directly looking at the readers. A hooded man means something spooky, hush-hush, a lot of thrill. With such an interesting cover, I was sure it would not disappoint me.

Read the author interview here: Bharat Madan
Bharat Madan is an author, motivational speaker and a personality developer. He has been a meritorious student through his time at college and holds an MBA from Amity University. He received the prestigious Shree Baljit Shastri Award and Best All Round Student Award, the highest awards at his university. His journey as a writer began after he finished his education. His first piece of fiction, the story of a college boy over three years, was set aside in favour of his decision to make a debut with a more mature and conceptually unique novel.

As a motivational speaker, he has inspired thousands of students in reputed schools in Jaipur. Through his writing and speaking skills, Bharat endeavours to add value to the lives of students and make their personalities forces to be reckoned with. After pressing demands from his listeners, Bharat started a Youtube Channel called “Bharat Madan” to share his ideas through the digital platform. He derives inspiration from his mother who raised him single-handedly after he lost his father at a young age.

The blurb reads as, “A quest to identify seven deadly sins 
A mystery behind seven keys that were passed to seven men 
A deadly race against time to seek atonement 
On the outskirts of New York City, Jim Morgan, an international bestselling author learns through God that he had committed seven sins in his previous life. Clues lie in the six novels he has written, that would lead him to the mystery. But the novels won't reveal everything to him. With seven days on hand, he must walk in the direction that faith leads him in, to reach the lost chamber of Seven Planets. Unless Morgan understands the secret behind his past life and the sins he committed, his chance to live will be lost forever...”

Rom-coms are filled up in the market, but a mystery thriller is something new and intriguing. Coming from an Indian writer, it was much more surprising. So I was eager to see how Bharat Madan has managed to weave the plot for this book.

An ambitious bestselling author who doesn’t have time for anything other than himself named Jim Morgan is the protagonist of this novel. He even neglects his wife, Katherine as a result of which they both go separate ways. They aren’t divorced though.

Jim Morgan is then visited by God who reveals to him about the seven sins that he had committed in his previous birth. God also warns him that if he fails to figure out what those sins were, he will die and banished to hell. Intriguing, right? There’s more! God also tells him that the clue to those sins lie in the six books that he has written. But it isn’t that easy. In order to continue living his life, he has to travel to his deadly past.

The language is kept moderate but fairly easy to comprehend. Though the execution could have been way better and the narrative could have been a little less confusing. Further this 308-page book did brought to the fore a new fresh story, which was quite thrilling. However, since it’s a complex story, the narrative should have been kept simpler and more relatable.

So what were those seven sins, will Jim Morgan be able to find them, will he be able to avoid the doomsday, will he be able to live his normal life again or will he be banished in hell forever are some of the many reasons why you will keep turning the pages to find out what happens in Jim Morgan and The Seven Sins.

Ratings: 4/5

Buying Link: Amazon

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