Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Book Review - 'The Bestseller She Wrote' by Ravi Subramanian

Here you go with my typical review for this book.... unlike other reviews with stereotype content and format .... this time I want to write it in very straight forward way "What I liked" ...."Why to read" and "What not to expect".


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.


What I liked :

So the uncrowned King of corporate thriller is back with another nail biting novel "The Bestseller She Wrote"

I have read all the books of this author and as they say and I believe, he is one of the finest Indian English author and when it comes to corporate thrillers he is the only one. One more time books revolves around main character "Aditya" ... (just like his most of the previous novel ). The moment I read that name in his novel one fiction character with strong presence, attitude portraits into my mind. 

Simple language....short chapters and pacy story holds you through out the book. I felt that at some point author has made it like a script which can directly adopted into movie. But what I believe is no screen play can be better than imagination of human mind. When I read something I actually see it like a movie...and that's why I able to finish most of the book in 3-4 hours at one go :p .

What else I like is the quotes....catchy one liners..... that's what people remembers just like "Thapped se dar nahi lagta ....saheb pyar se lagta hey " this novel has so many one liners which gives the punch to story....few examples...

"Cheating is never a mistake. It is a choice..."
"Life is all about choices you make…"

"Relationships with the right people always pay in life..."

"If instead of malls we built libraries, the future generations would be a lot smarter."

"A lottery gives you a better chance at success than getting a book published.""

"Without these bookstores, there will be no books, and without books, there will be no culture"

"Nothing in life is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of his guilt."

"The problem with trust is that if it is broken, then all acts committed by the perpetrator come under the purview of suspicion."

"Life is binary in many ways. There is no way that we can move away from each other slowly and painlessly. There has to be a complete exit"

And the last one...which I liked the most.....

"Books make sense of life...the only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people's lives....never your own...."  - Julian Barnes

Why to read :

You will like the book if you are frustrate from blast of Indian English author's romantic novel. Just like rest of the his novels by Ravi this one also revolves around corporate world of India....tussle of egos...raise of hero....betrayal.....old friendships.....I mean it has everything that one wants to read into entertaining novel.

If you want to read something different than ordinary Indian English author (excepts Ashwin Sanghi and Amish Tripathi) than you can read this.  Not typical love story ....but this time he has tried to get diverted little bit in that direction.

If you have read his other books ..... "Bankrupt","God is Gamer", "If god was banker", "Devil's pinstripe", "Incredible Banker" than you won't be able to stop your self from going through this. 

Go for it....there are very few Indian author who has reached at the stage which he is right now.

What Not to expect from book :

Unlike other books of this author this book has so many co-relation with one of the other author..so many points in the starting were similar that I was scared that this book is written for that author it self or what :P

Please find funny points and co-relations as below...

Spoiler alerts..... 

Story is about banker turned author Aditya (Just like Chetan Bhagat )  is the reigning 'paperback king' (Just like Chetan Bhagat of 2007-8).... he is from prestigious institute of India for management study IIM ( again like CB ...).... he move back to India after successful career at Hong Kong (CB also has same story)  at one point of time in novel Aditya also get offer to judge the dance reality show ( Just wanted to make a point that CB has recently judge "Nachh Baliye" ) .

See how many co-relation with real life... :p

But rest of the story is not similar to his life so please don't abandon reading in between :p.

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