Book Review: Monkeys, Motorcycles, and Misadventures: Harsha

Monkeys, Motorcycles, and Misadventures by Harsha is an unique travel experience, where you get reacquainted with the people on a journey that will take you through parts of India and Sri Lanka, which will begin with a mystical journey in time and space that will bring us closer to love, forgiveness and the courage to overcome all obstacles that life inevitably presents.

Subsequent to having persistent dreams, a man considers retracing Lord Hanuman's heroic voyage from India to Sri Lanka and he sets out with two friends on a 1200 kilometre walk across South India, and encounters along the way with evil cans of pepper spray, wise men, pimps, hellhounds, and agitated elephants. At one of their lowest moments, weighed down by qualms, they all lose hope and that's when they experience a signal, the first of many, which renews their mood and helps them set in motion forward.

The protagonists of this novel after facing a deep crisis of faith look for a way to help themselves in their spiritual rebirth and the only real option was to start all over again. This novel is another stage of the spiritual journey of the protagonists and a couple of apparent strangers with whom they make new friends to improve their karma.

Through the book you can see the soul of the universe filled with people, animals, words, gestures, alive, dead, love, hate and everything that takes a few moments, but it's an enough time to understand the past, the present and the future. It is a book that mixes faith and magic.

The writing style is fluid and inviting that takes us on a mystical path between the love, drama and courage of forgiveness in the places where you are not confused, seen from every angle. In the novel the existential reflections of the protagonists is most sincere and forthright, and can be caught in the immediacy of reading.

It follows then that man is a prisoner of time. We need a great effort to get rid of the memory, but when you succeed, you discover you have qualities superior to what you imagined. It’s a book where through time changes size and frequency, as the protagonists live a fulfilling intimate and personal spiritual journey that cannot and should not be judged.

It’s a book which addresses in its own way, the protagonists own existential crisis who decides to experiment and make a long trip perhaps to realise the meaning of suffering, because only two things can reveal great secrets of life, the suffering and love. And those who want to see the rainbow must first learn to love the rain.

Wonderful and enlightening, in this novel, the author brings with a wonderful journey of self-discovery and invites us to reflect on the meaning of our personal journey for are we really what we want to be, and do what we want to do. The novel talks about how to face our fears and believe in our own instincts and open our mind to the endless roads that connect all of us as we face together the journey of life, while following different paths.

A wonderful book that transports us to another dimension, in search of an answer and recounts a journey in search of ourselves that teaches us to look at reality from a different perspective, and is not a journey of faith in the religious sense of the word, but getting a broader mind through travel.

Format: Paperback ♥ Publisher: Leadstart ♥ Pages: 230 ♥ Published: October 2015 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9352013777

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