Thursday, December 24, 2015

Review: The Bestseller She Wrote

Book Name: The Bestseller She Wrote
Author: Ravi Subramanian
Publisher: Westland
ISBN: 978-9385152382
Pages: 391
Price: INR 295

About the author:
Ravi Subramanian is an Indian author. He is a banker by profession and has written popular thrillers about banking and bankers, including award winning trilogy The Incredible BankerThe Bankster and Bankerupt. He is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, he spent close to two decades in the financial services industry. His works include :
2007 If God Was a Banker
2008 I Bought the Monk’s Ferrari
2010 Devil in Pinstripes
2011 The Incredible Banker
2012 The Bankster
2013 Bankerupt
2014 God is a Gamer
2015 The Bestseller she wrote

Book Review: Ravi Subramanian, the author of The Bestseller She Wrote is famous and popularly known for his bank thriller books. Coming to talk of the current title published by him, i.e THE BESTSELLER SHE WROTE, this is his first attempt at romance genre – keeping the large audience in perspective. There are elements of his other books in this latest one as well – the world that Aditya inhabits is the banking one, and some characters are based on real life ones and are easily identifiable. If you are familiar with Indian authors you may be able to second guess who the inspiration for this book was!
Aditya is the main protagonist in the book. He is a successful author and have converted many of his works into some of the great movies. Living a good life with family and wife, a life of fame and good friends by his side, with a good job at hand, when one fine day he visits IIM-B and happens to meet Shreya there who aspires to be a best seller author and there-by tries to take the support of Aditya who is already a marvel in the field. In the process, Aditya being married finds himself attracted to the woman, Shreya, giving birth to an extramarital affair. They both carry it forward till one fine day when Maya, wife of Aditya recovers and finds out about the affair her husband has been in. The wife forgives him, the douchebag. 
The bestseller she wrote is about betrayal, attraction, love, rejection, dejection, and redemption. The romance in the story is cliched. The story revolves across several aspects giving the readers opportunity to turn around into the pages to discover what happens next till the end, though largely predictable. The book does not take too long to land up to the last.
The idea of the author to turn into a best selling author and gain fame after making herself to the low standards is nothing but unappreciable. This can be argued upon largely, but that is how I see it. Also, the language and phrases in the book are from the best seller, Ravi Subramanian, as it has been seen in his earlier books. 
There was a lot more and interesting that the readers expected from the author of the book. The earlier ones for instance "God is a Gamer" had been a good read. This one puts me down. The book as described by Shreya as unputdownable is not meeting the standards this time and instead is putdownable  to a lot extent, as more of quality work is expected for the standards that he has put up for himself.
Rating: 3/5

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