The old man wondered: Aren’t all men each other’s predator and prey?
Published by Leadstart, Predator & Prey by Mallikarjun B. Mulimani is a terrific novel with philosophy on life as one of its undercurrent themes. The book follows up the story of a red-haired old man with emerald green eyes, who goes to a mountain and begins preparing himself for death. To his company are three invisible creatures: moth, chameleon, and eagle. He talks to them about his life’s observation.
The old man was a well-traveled soul, a globe trotter. All his experiences in life were reckoned as black and white, he believed in contrast as strong as Yin and Yang. The predator and prey approach ossified in his thoughts. Whatever was written on his diary had been pointed through the same approach. He tried to understand life and came with his own philosophy about emotions, relations, circumstances, and much more. He excelled to that extent that now he wants to embrace the death with open arms. He saw life in a complimentary contrast, predator and prey, black and white. Was he preparing all his life only to be humble at the time of death? Will the old man die? Why does he want to die on that mountain?
Stories in his diary are of great importance, for instance story of that king and woman and flower– the vicious circle of predator becoming prey and vice versa. It’s all about circumstance; one never knows which side the clock rotates. Second story of that boy losing life in England was explained brilliantly with reference to well frog.
“Man, who had preyed upon woman, now upon being preyed upon by her, jumped back into the water and preyed upon the flower which had initially preyed upon woman. He plucked the flower and woman became his, circle of predator and prey.”
His take on men and women with desires is way transcendental than the conventional rules. The below excerpt sums up the exactly:
“Man and woman are predators, preying on each other because of lust and desire for gold. Both become prey to their desires, a predator.”
It is not only impressive but also a tremendous book on life’s most crucial aspects, the philosophy is weighted with predator and prey approach. Well, reading this book, which discloses various aspects of life, is nothing less than a vista-changing experience. This novel presents philosophy in a fictional manner like Paulo Coelho books.
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About the Author:
Mallikarjun B. Mulimani is a versatile writer. He writes novellas, novels, long and short poems including haikus. His books and style of writing, where brevity is the hallmark, influenced by his engineering background, are unique and highly acclaimed. His writings are crisp, carrying a theme and a message making them highly readable. So far, he has twenty-one books to his credit. They revolve around diverse themes: psychology of humans and their milieu, God, love, sex, religion, realisation of self, life, and death. They often touch the metaphysical domain.