Getting author-signed books delivered at my doorstep is one of the best things blogging has bestowed me with. Read on, my review of the book, ‘The Bestseller She Wrote’ by Ravi Subramanian –
Back Blurb from the book-
The story revolves around the life of a successful Indian Author and Banker, Aditya Kapoor and his number one fan, Shreya Kaushik, a young ambitious management trainee from IIM Bengaluru which is apparently Aditya's alma mater as well.
After a bitter start, Shreya enters Aditya's perfect life and his world spins, for a moment or so.
Aditya is bewitched by Shreya and her, not so much. Shreya is adamant on getting her book published with Aditya backing her and pulls several antics, like sleeping with him, to make her dream come true.
Adultery causes chaos in Aditya's household while Shreya is busy finalising her manuscript. It is when Maya, Aditya's devoted wife is on the deathbed that Aditya realises that he has wronged her by indulging with Shreya, and seeks her forgiveness while deciding that sleeping with Shreya hasn't, in any way, hampered the love for her almost dead wife.
As Aditya puts an end to his adulterous relationship with Shreya, she doesn't take it very well and poses a threat to his writing career as well.
A turn of events brings up Aditya's closest friend and colleague, Sanjay in a situation that might lead to the end of their friendship.
Will Aditya succumb to the threats or manage a way out? Will Shreya's book be a bestseller?
Get a copy and find out for yourself!
- Fast paced.
- Short chapters.
- Disappointing Characters.
- Cheap Romance.
- Another Bollywood Script.
About the Author:
Ravi Subramanian, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, 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. It is but natural that his stories are set against the backdrop of the financial services industry. In 2008, his debut novel, If God Was a Banker, won the Golden Quill Reader's Choice Award. He won the Economist Crossword Book Award in 2012 for The Incredible Banker and the Crossword Book Award in 2013 for The Bankster. His most recent novel is Bankerupt. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Dharini and daughter, Anusha.
I didn't enjoy Ravi's arid attempt at romance. This book was totally PUTDOWNABLE, so much that I put it down after reading every chapter.
This book was another of those Bollywood scripts 'soon to be a motion picture'. *Big Facepalm Moment*
After the bestsellers he wrote, this book can be called as Ravi's attempt to test if anything written in his name sells. The book features several writers from the bestselling clan, including himself.
The only thing I enjoyed reading about was the way Publishing Houses work and how marketing for a book is done. Other than that, this book has nothing for me to enjoy it. The ending was predictable, the male lead is a characterless snub and the female lead is a bad bitch, as she calls herself in the book.
Overall, if you want to read a book for a long long time, this is the one. It is plainly impossible to read this book in one sitting, let alone 10. To aspiring authors, you must take a look at this book. It has proper masala
for how to make your book a bestseller as well as how to approach the publishers.
Other than that, pick it up at your own risk.
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