Friday, December 25, 2015

Book Review ~ The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramanian

Who amongst us writes and bloggers, who doesn’t want to be a published author and a bestseller at that!! But what happens when an aspiring author dreams and desires to excel takes over her sensibilities.


ISBN: 978-93-85152-38-2
Genre: Romance / Drama / Thriller
Publishers: Westland Books
Price: Rs. 295/- (I got the book from Blogadda for review)

 About the Author

Ravi Subramanian, an alumnus of IIM Bengaluru, has spent two decades working his way up the ladder of power in the amazingly exciting and adrenaline-pumping world of global banks in India. Four of Ravi’s seven bestselling titles have been award winners. If God Was a Banker won the Golden Quill Readers’ Choice Award. He won the Economist Crossword Book Award in 2012 for The Incredible Banker, The Crossword Book Award in 2013 for The Bankster and more recently in 2014 for his thriller Bankerupt. For Ravi, The Bestseller She Wrote marks the beginning of a new chapter in his writing. A significant departure from his usual fare, this is Ravi’s first book on romantic intrigue.
He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Dharini, and daughter, Anusha.


Paperback king, Aditya Kapoor’s life is straight out of a modern man’s fantasy. His literary stardom is perfectly balanced by a loving wife and a spectacular career. With everything he touches turning to gold, Aditya is on a winning streak.
Shreya Kaushik is a student with a heart full of ambition. Young, beautiful, and reckless, Shreya speaks her mind and obsessively chases after what she wants. And what she wants is to be a bestselling author.
What happens when their worlds collide? Is it possible to love two people at the same time? Can real ambition come in the way of blind passion? Can trust once broken, be regained?
Master storyteller Ravi Subramanian, delves into the glitzy world of bestsellers and uncovers a risky dalliance between a superstar novelist and his alluring protégé.
The Bestseller She Wrote is a combustible cocktail of love, betrayal and redemption.
My Thoughts
Having read is other book about banking and the finesse with which the intricacies of the banking world are explained by him therein I was not really very sure what to expect in this one. But he has with equal aplomb drawn out the murkiness in the literary industry and the undercurrents of wannabe authors who want to make it big in the industry but don’t really know how.
For me his books have always been free flowing and simple writing so easy to connect. This is a story where everything from the characters, plot to the climax is well fleshed out. Not once do you think that it has been dragged, barring a few places where the change of scenes and abrupt end to a part leaves an incomplete feeling.
Once a few initial chapters are done you just don’t feel like keeping it down. It just doesn’t let you. I completed it in one night straight - not to mention it would have been done in 4 to 5 hours had the night not started at 1 AM.
Several dialogues will remain etched in your memory for a long time to come and also it will instinctively leave you wondering whether it is a real person that you are reading about. The story the plot is so reality driven that you just stop a step from naming a person’s name you think the character is. It is that relative.
The climax may not have been predictable but can’t say it was not an expected one except for the culprits. You may not actually think the turn of events will let you to them eventually.
I would surely recommend this book for it takes you on a behind the stage life of authors and undercurrents of the literary industry. One can embark upon the journey of being an author through this book. So the aspirants should grab a copy immediately, while others will have fun knowing the nuances.
 Fruit Verdict
It has various traits of love, hatred, betrayal, lust, desire all wrapped, just like a bowl of mix berries.


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