A young man is about to commit suicide. But death seems to elude him. Instead, it beckons to him in
some other form. Death not of self but someone else. Yes, he becomes a mute witness to a murder.
Is it a spur of the moment murder or is it some deep conspiracy? Who is the mastermind behind it?
As such thoughts swirl his mind and he tries to unravel the mystery behind the murder, he begins a chase. This chase, unexpectedly, unites him with the woman of his dreams and as fortune would have it, leaves him with loads of unexpected wealth too.
So, what he is he going to do now, start a new life with his lady love and new-found riches and abandon the chase and thoughts of suicide?
Or, renounce all this wealth and worldly pleasures and become a new-age Buddha? Is all this going to be so easy?
To know all this, flip through the pages of the book 21st century Buddha.
“You can’t die when death is not around”
I picked this book by seeing its title. And firstly I thought it will be a spiritual genre book. But the story is beyond my expectations. It’s the story about Gautam the main protagonist of the story. His pathetic childhood memories impact his mind alot. And he used to stay silent through out college days and unable to express his feelings to the love of his life. Once he saw a murder. And all this circumstances direct him towards the different journey of life. It’s a thriller story. The blurb is apt which I read at last. Story tells that we need a reason to live. We can’t die when death is not around us. How true it is.
“I know people who do shitty crimes and yet are happy and enjoying themselves. They have money and all the luxury in the world. And those who are doing good and helping others are just poor. They don’t receive goodness for being good. It’s a fucked-up system.”Some excerpts I liked from the book.
What I like about this book.
+1 This story is narrated in first person. His thoughts, perceptions, ideology and how he relate everything to karma and more specifically his thoughts of becoming 21st century Gautam Buddha, all these things described so well.
+1 for the eye catching cover.
+1 for the catchy title as well.
+1 for the simple yet interesting language which kept me glued to it.