The Seventh Cup is an absolutely enthralling piece of modern fiction. Capturing the reader with its exciting and suspenseful story, the book has a lot more to offer than just a 'well-crafted' mystery. In a crisp and beautiful way, the author has crafted the story to help the readers understand the connection between the Human Mind and Science and Religion.
The Seventh Cup has a fine and striking amalgamation of emotions as well as sensible arrangement of incidents that lure the reader to believe that everything in the universe happens because of a reason. By this simplistic story, the author has made the readers understand the fact that when a person desires something, the entire universe conspires to help that person realise his dream. Interlinking of the Universe with Human Mind, the physical realisation of the law of Universe, and the unfolding of transient world’s knowledge stirring in the cosmos, is what forms the basis of the plot of the Seventh Cup. The book’s excellent narration lures the reader into the fascinating world comprised of believers and non-believers.
This book is inspired by Rhonda Byrne’s famous book, The Secret and is a delightful yet knowledgeable piece of literature that forms the so called section of ‘serious reading’. The story revolves around a sociopathic Avinash, a drama student from Goa who upstages Veronica Schmith in a college dramatics club. Striking the concept of mind transportation over a cup of coffee, Avinash takes Verona into a deeper world full of surprises, but apparently she perceives it as nothing more than a game. The exchange student enjoys Avinash’s company and co-stars with him in his play put up by the Dramatics club. Verona after sharing a Champaign and kiss with Avinash, flees back to Switzerland, where her so-called boyfriend Kevin is waiting for her. Against this backdrop, in Zurich, Switzerland, Avinash tries to give the finishing touches to his story with the aid of his laptop, a notebook, a tightly gripped pen and supposedly Verona. Exactly over the seventh cup of coffee, Avinash attempts to complete the last chapter of a play script entitled In Search of Truth, allegory whose central charachters- Man, Science, Religion-debate the age old issues of their own place in the universe and their relationship to one another.
Another part of the story revolves around a husband-wife team of criminal detectives, Thomas and Sussane who are assigned to investigate a variety of missing person cases, the most interesting one being Avinash’s eventual report of the disappearance of one Verona Schmidt. As Sussane comes to know Avinash and those closest to Verona, the detective, still struggling with the recent death of her own grandfather, finds herself becoming personally engrossed not only in the mysterious theory of mind transportation but also in the clues she perceives in Avinash’s incomplete manuscript. As the detectives move towards the case solution, the readers are transported to a world of gothic guilt and ghastly gloom. The author suddenly, but strategically, removes us from the civilized life of cafes and campus settings to descend the spiral staircase into a creepy cellar, where lie all the hidden secrets.
The book not only offers a good read but also compels the readers to peep deeper into their own selves and the universe, to search their life's answers. The Seventh Cup is a book that if kept on your book rack over the years, will offer you something new, every time you read it.
Tasneem Sara is an Author by heart, mind & soul. Well, we would say if words could have been eaten, she would have been one of the heaviest persons. She is a young and bubbly lady (a girl would be more fitting) in her twenties with 3 novels under her belt already. When most of us, in our twenties, find it hard to focus on an appropriate career path and skim through various options the life presents, here is someone who has paved her path on her own and pushing forward at a tremendous speed.
Tasneem Sara is the author of three page turning novels
The author lives in Ahmedabad. Her area of expertise includes an array of content development. She excels in creative writing and creates master pieces in modern fiction.