Demons in My Mind: When Mind Becomes Your Biggest Enemy by Aashish Gupta – Book Review

Demons in My Mind: When Mind Becomes Your Biggest Enemy

BY: AASHISH GUPTA

Synopsis:

Is your mind under your control?Dakshesh, an old man in Sirubari village suffering from cancer, wishes to be released from excruciating pain. His journey takes him to the three monks, known for miraculous healing and life transformation. He discovers they are no saints, but hardened criminals. The three monks – Rizwan, Murli, Joseph – narrate stories of unprecedented savagery that would make even the most cold-hearted criminals look down with shame.

The dark stories of the three monks leave Dakshesh gasping, but there is something about their dishonourable lives that relieves Dakshesh from his pain.

Book Review:

[The book is provided by Arudha Club in exchange for a genuine review.]

Demons in My Mind: When Mind Becomes Your Biggest Enemy is a dark psychological thriller that makes the grey cells of your brain to think deeply about the crimes that people commit when they undergo some kind of psychological turmoil or are psychologically unwell. It dwells into the mind of human beings and talks about the turmoil that such illness causes to the mind of the sufferer. The book makes the reader think and analyse the condition that these people go through. This dark deep story raises a question, “Are the so called criminals evil or just a victim of their own uncontrolled mind?” The story deeply touches upon mental illnesses and how they affect the society. It is the power of human brain that can either raise you on the pedestal of mankind and the same brain has the potential to control each and every action of him who become slaves to their disruptive minds.

There is one more very important issue raised by the author. When any one of us go through any mental agony and stress, he/she becomes very vulnerable psychologically. And when they are unable to cope with any such situation seek the help of spiritual or religious Gurus. But are all the Gurus qualified enough to handle such situations? Is every one of them is worth visiting and capable enough to answer such deep questions. The pain makes us so anxious that we forget to differentiate between the good and the bad, the write and the wrong. As a result most of the time people land at wrong places when they seek shelter of a wrong Guru. It is very important for us to differentiate the write and the wrong and have an inner eye and a logical brain to see through the reality of such Gurus.

In this story also, Dakshesh goes to the shelter of 3 such so called Gurus who are actually hardcore criminals. Though they are criminals in the eye of society and law, but are they actually criminals or are mentally sick? In fact they are under the control of their demonous minds when they are committing heinous crime. The author has dealt with criminal psychology very well. And kudos for choosing such a theme.

The book is very captivating though the stories are quite depressing and dark and make you feel sad. The characters are well developed the description is simple but intriguing.

The title is absolutely apt which states ‘no one knows what goes on in a person’s mind’ and the story does full justice to it. Though I did not like the cover of the book.

All in all Demons in My Mind: When Mind Becomes Your Biggest Enemy, though dark and depressing but good. If you want to have a different kind of read dealing with human psychology, I highly recommend the book to you. Though not recommended for those who are only for happy and breezy tales.

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