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December 25, 2015 / subramanyam

A BestSeller Indeed


When I knew that this book was up for reviews in BlogAdda, I was in a dilemma, it seemed to me that t he name of the book and the name of the author did not seem to be in sync.

I read almost all the books of Ravi Subramanian and I knew him as a man who writes thrillers based on stories in banking.   Now, the title of the book is “The Best Seller She Wrote” and the author is Ravi Subramanian,  the title does not seem to link this to banking :-).  I knew he was trying his hand in a new genre  and was in two minds, however, the Ravi Subramanian fan in me won the battle  and I signed up for the book review.

Before I tell you what I feel about the book, here is the blurb of the book.

He was a bestseller… She wanted him to make her one.

Paperback king, Aditya Kapoor’s life is straight out of a modern man’s fantasy.41OMsGXJHML._SX338_BO1,204,203,200_ 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.

Since the blurb gives the reader a fair understanding about the backdrop in which the book is narrated I am jumping straight to my thoughts on the book.

What did I like ?

  1. The pace of the story. Ravi is marvelous when it comes to writing books that do not let the reader put the book down.  Same is the case with this book, the pace at which the story moves is superb.
  2.  The characters: Ravi’s books normally have very very strong and ambitious people, this one is no exception.  We see that Aditya the protagonist evolves as the book progresses. It is as if the man starts taking an inward journey.  We also see that the author took enough precaution to show the difference in the maturity levels as he has got characters across generations.
  3.  I loved some of the one-liners in the book.  In a place the author speaks about adultery as a choice, it was awesome. Then he also speaks about the conscience and the way it makes its presence felt 28ndmpRavi_G477_28_1667157ewhen an error happens/is about to happen for the first time.  I am not giving the exact lines, but the book is worth reading for those ones.
  4.  As such the subject is about ambition, the paths we take to realize it, the families and the ethics.  The way the author brought all of them together was really good.  Almost in every novel of his, he says crime never pays and drives home the message very well. In this one, he takes us a little further and shows the world the pain one undergoes when a mistake is committed by a person.  Success and Ambition have it in them to blind even the best of the minds make people do mind less acts.  The consequences of these acts weigh down on the people forever.  I loved the way this message was sent out by Ravi in this book .
  5. I also liked the part where he spoke about the book stores.  I realized that I had been ordering stuff from Amazon  and did not visit a book store in long time.  So made it a point to visit a bookstore after reading the book.

What I did not like ?

  1. I felt that the author could have cut down on the steamy content in the book.  I felt that there was a little overdose of that in this book.
  2. The protagonist delves deep into his person and comes out wiser in the end, agreed, but then why were the other characters not doing it at all.  That was something that was nagging me as I moved towards the end of the book.

Conclusion

All in all a book that would keep you at the end of the seat.  Nice plot and well narrated.  Ravi Subramanian does a great job in this genre too.  Do read the book.  The time you spend reading this is really worth it.  Happy reading.

I am reviewing â€˜The Bestseller She Wrote’ by Ravi Subramanian as a part of the biggest Book Review Program for Indian Bloggers. Participate now to get free books!

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