Book Review- The Seventh Cup by Nitesh Jain

Book Name- The Seventh Cup
Author- Nitesh Kumar Jain
Genre- Mystery Thriller
Pages- 322
Price- ₹225

The Seventh Cup by Nitesh Kumar Jain is a well-crafted mystery novel that contains just enough elements of a Shakesperean tragedy to make the reader sympathetic to the sociopathic protagonist, Avinash, a drama student from Goa, India. Enter Verona Schmidt, an unsuspecting Swiss exchange student, to upstage everyone in the college Dramatics Club and to become front and center in Avinash’s peculiar frame of mind.

Over coffee at the local Nescafe, Avinash introduces Verona to the concept of mind transportation, which she perceives as nothing more than a fun game she is playing with a young man who seems to be flirting with her. The exchange student enjoys Avinash’s company and co-stars with him in his play put on by the Dramatics Club of their college. She eventually allows herself (despite her claim to having a so-called boyfriend named Kevin) to enjoy champaign and a kiss with Avinash. Dismissing the romantic moment as a drunken mistake, Verona flees back to Switzerland with the obsessed Avinash in hot pursuit across the globe.

Against the backdrop of beautiful Zurich, Switzerland, Avinash frequents his favorite Saturday evening spot, the Restaurant Schiff, with his constant companions—a laptop, a notebook, a tightly gripped pen, and, supposedly, Verona. Over exactly seven cups of coffee per visit, Avinash feverishly attempts to complete the last chapter of a play script entitled In Search of Truth, an allegory whose central characters—Man, Science, and Religion—debate the age-old issues of their own place in the universe and their relationship to one another.


REVIEW- The Seventh Cup is contemporary thriller written by Nitesh Jain. This book is combination of unique plot and new concept. Kudos to the author for writing such difficult genre so beautifully.

Book Title is interesting and appropriate with the content of the book. Book covers raises question about the story which forces readers to pick the book. Overall first impression of book catches attention of readers.

Language of the book is simple, even naive readers will find this book easy to read. Narration of the book is decent and fruitful. One liners in the book are catchy. Characters are perfectly described as per need of book.

Storyline is different and serves something new with the concept of Mind Transportation. This concept is new to most of readers which keeps readers glued with the story. Throughout the book story takes many twists and turns and ends with totally unexpected climax.

All in all a very good attempt by Mr. Jain to entertain his readers and i am sure most of you will enjoy your time reading this book.
I recommend this book to all the thriller lovers.

I can rate book with 4/5…

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