Book Review: EVOLV by Ryan Sequeira

A Cosmic Play! 


BOOK: EVOLV
AUTHOR: RYAN SEQUEIRA

PUBLISHER: THE WHITE PLACE
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017

BLURB: EL leaves his mundane life in search of the ultimate truth, where the kid is introduces to mantras, yantras, tantra and sacred herbs. 
Meanwhile, a group of elite scientists have discovered how humans are being systematically dumbed down and manipulated to think only about hoarding material possessions and their desires. 
As their fates confluence in an explosion of epic proportions, these individuals might just be decoding pre-Vedic secrets and a Tantric text that might help evolve humanity into the next cycle of beings. 
Unable to make it in the Kali Yuga, Lord Krishna encrypts codes so that the humans can evoke one of the most ancient Gods.

EVOLV, the first psycho-spiritual novel that uncovers complexities of the mind and decrypts complex Vedic codes that will distort your perception of reality and teleport you into a thrilling psychedelic adventure that will resonate with you throughout your existence.

REVIEW: As my reviews are always spoiler free, I will not say anything more about the plot. I want to go in the review section without any prelude.

So firstly the genre of this novel is something interesting. The author marked it as 'psycho-spiritual' . Sometime you will think it's a pure sci-fi but soon you will be confused thinking that it is 'Mythological fiction'.
As a current trend I wanted to mark it as rare 'New Weird' . It also has some 'Magic Realism' flavour. But after finishing I realized that it is actually a philosophical saga with a veil of meta-physics. 

The book have two parts. One can say that first part is plot building and second is the revelation. 
On the whole the plot is really weird and quite out of the world. The author skillfully recited a magical story full of mystery. There were plenty of theories - yogic, mythological, pauranic, epic, tantric etc. Some time you will be in galactic void, some times in Egyptian pyramids and sometime in the deep sea. 
The detailing and plot creation is mesmerizing and mind-blowing. I can just comment that 'imagination is at its best'.
The characters were also fine. Really loved the characters like SayHul, Nyle and the sage. The mood and progression was also decent. 
But the most interesting part is that the author mixed the Hindu, Muslim, Christian theories together and also made a combination of vedic,Greek, Egyptian mythologies. He simultaneously recited 'Dev Tatta'(theories of God) and Theories of Quantum and cosmos, such a rare combo.
But the problem is that everywhere the Hindu vedic tatta and Hindu God dominates. The author comes to his conclusion with the perspective of Maya, Leela which is actually property of 'Charbak Philosophy' . So the combination is little controversial and against the known. 
And the Stephen Hawking part was unnecessary. I just didn't like that part. Also the novel appeared as little hard to digest for non Indian readers.
And the finishing could be more prominent as the author didn't join all the loops together at the end.

HIGHLIGHTS:

• INTERESTING PLOT
• IMAGINATION AT ITS BEST
• SOME ASTONISHING THEORIES AND PERSPECTIVE
• INTERESTING COMBINATION OF HUMANITY
• REALLY UNIQUE CONCEPTS

So inspite of some downfalls, the Novel is really enjoyable and entertaining. Some chapters like 'Virus','envolution' were awesome. So overall a decent read to experience something unique.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5/5


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[2018 Read:9, Reviewed: 8]


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