Monday, 21 December 2015

Book Review - The Bestseller She Wrote


Name of Book : The Bestseller She Wrote
The Author: Shri. Ravi Subramanian
Year of release : 2015
Publishers : Westland
No. of Pages: 392
Genre: Thriller & Romance
Book Price: Rs. 295
Binding : Paperback


 About the Author

Shri. Ravi Subramanian is described as the ‘John Grisham of banking’, by the Wall Street Journal. The author is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and is currently the head of a leading financial institution. Till date the author has five bestselling commercial novels to his credit.  Shri. Ravi Subramanian  has won the Crossword book award for The BANKSTER in 2012. Being a banker the author has a unique insight into the industry he writes about and a flair for spinning intricate plots that keep readers on the edge of their seats  The authors first novel - If God was a Banker has won the 2008 Golden Quill Readers Choice Award and  recently, ‘The Incredible Banker’ has won the 2011 Economist-Crossword Book Award in the ‘Popular’ category. Having been a banker himself, he has a unique insight into the industry he writes about and a flair for spinning intricate plots that keep readers on the edge of their seats.

About the Book
A middle-aged thrilling romance – a rare genre in Indian Writing – a romantic intrigue – a study of human nature and relationships is what defines storyteller Ravi Subramanian’s latest release. Humans are social and the norms to each one are different. A story of love, betrayal and redemption.

About the Story

Aditya Kapoor is a banker turned author. He is a literary gem and is living a balanced yet a starry personal and a professional life. Anything and everything he touches turns into gold. He has everything a man can dream of. Shreya Kaushik is a student who is beautiful, young and ambitious. She is instantly expressive about the ramblings of her mind and loves to chase her dreams. Currently she wants to be a bestselling author. She is one of the top authors but now she wants to be the bestselling one.

One fine day, their worlds come together. Shreya wants Aditya to make her the best selling author. What happens next is for you to find out. Can one person love two people at a given point in time? Can one wisely make a choice between blind passion and ambition? Is it possible to trust someone again after betrayal?

Author Ravi Subramanian writes a thrilling piece. He delves into glitzy world of best sellers and uncovers the risky dalliance between a superstar novelist and his alluring protege. The Bestseller She Wrote is a combustible cocktail of love, betrayal and redemption.

A banker by profession, Ravi Subramaniam is usually known for writing popular thrillers about banking and bankers. So, divulging into the romance section of modern fiction is a concept alien to the author. However, most of the part of this is a romance novel with some elements of a thriller dropped in right at the end.

The references to real-life authors like Ashwin Sanghi, James patterson, Wendy Doniger and Ravi Subramanian himself along with celebrity personalities like Nita Ambani and Nirav Sanghavi of blogadda incidents gives a reality touch while reading.

The negative side is at many points the story becomes highly predictable. This may be due to the reason that when you read an author many a times, you start thinking on the same lines. However, the author has maintained the thrill and the pace at which the story moves ahead.

Another thing which the author could have avoided is a long drawn drama with Ebola. The serious nature of the disease does give any valueaddition to the story.
Salute to the author who has given another blockbuster with this book and the same is also going to be made a Motion Picture soon. All the best to Mr. Subramanian.

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