Genre: Contemporary Fiction
About the book:
Three Thrilling Stories, One Gripping Novel. In the first tale, a naked man is trapped inside a white box. His only company: ‘DE22912’. How long can he survive? The second story, ‘Patient Number 9’, is about a hospitalized patient who must save Earth from an alien attack by blue pig-like creatures. The countdown has just begun. In the third narrative, an angry sixteen-year-old gets hold of a loaded revolver and is determined to make use of all ‘Six Bullets’. And no, it’s not a toy. The three psychos are part of a connected universe, set in a novel with innovative storytelling, witty narration and an entertaining mix of thrill, humour and drama.
The three Psychos is not about psychopaths going on random murder sprees. Well, not till the end. The book deals with three people suffering from different psychotic illnesses.
It has an interesting storyline and is such a short book that you can easily finish it in one sitting. I particularly enjoyed the story of Number 9 more than anyone else. Alex had been too cruel and the sixteen-year old was too distant for me to enjoy their stories as much.
It was intriguing and gripping. I read this book with unwavering attention and that’s a mark of a good storyteller.