Title: ENGINES of the MIND
By: M.K Kirti
About the Author (From the book):
M.K Kirti is a Bangalorean working in a leading IT company. He took to story writing as a pleasurable activity recently, though he had a passion for it since his college days. He enjoys reading, travelling, cricket and watching movies. He has considerable experience in the Healthcare space, which constitutes the backdrop for this novel.
Cover Price: Rs. 299.00
Something about the book (from the Book’s cover):
The year is 2016, a period of intense global recession. Glomind Corp, the market leader in providing cutting-edge medical technology solutions for mental disorders has recently shut down its R&D operations. The clinical arm of Glomind opens a treatment center in Mumbai, and soon thereafter, a celebrated Bollywood actress apparently attempts suicide shortly after visiting the clinic for the treatment of her severely depressed condition. Hari, an avid fan of the actress, and an employee of the same clinic, gets unavoidably involved when he notices that the treatment had gone awry.
A similar mishap occurs in the Netherlands a week later which then escalates into a major crisis…leaving Hari and his friend Arthi to overcome the enemy lurking in the shadows.
Now for my View:
In a time when romantic novels are being published with the propensity of shoddy pavement food ENGINES of the MIND is a refreshing new change. Don’t get me wrong, I love romantic novels but the recent ones that are being written and published in India are just blatant insults to the genre. So when I put my hands on the ENGINES of the MINDS and read the synopsis on the cover; I was happy to see a novel set on the backdrop of neuroscience and technology. Ofcourse, it would have been easier to start reading it if it didn’t remind me of my Engineering Machines book from College! So yes the cover of the book could be the first hurdle to make a reader pick the book. But again we must all remember to not judge a book by its cover; mustn't we? Once past the initial hiccup, you would realize just as I did that it is indeed going to be a pleasurable read!
A good book needs good characters, pace and a plot that holds you, enthralls you and keeps you hooked till you flip through to the last page. Ofcourse, needless to say it should be written well in terms of the nuances of language as well. M.K Kirti has succeeded in quite a few of the requisites. The plot is gripping and moves along with an excellent pace. Infact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the plot is the main protagonist of M.K Kirti’s ENGINES of the MIND.
I wouldn’t want to reveal anything about the plot as the synopsis would have already given you an idea. It is indeed a good book, a different book, a book which reverberates in a new milieu! So read it and enjoy something distinct, something new.
So if you are willing to get past the initial mundane vibe of the book by only looking at the cover like I did. If you are willing to pick up something other than vexing college based romantic potboilers; then you would surely love this book.
So what are you waiting for? Read it and let me know if you enjoyed it just as I did!