Book Journey: The Bestseller She Wrote

EtherealJinxed|Book Review | The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramanian

Genre: Romance, Thriller
Book Name: The Bestseller She Wrote
Author: Ravi Subramanian
Pages: 391
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Westland Ltd

So now Ravi Subramanian also attempts to dig into the chick-flick genre which is easy to read. Not bad! However, the book becomes part of a mass crowd, with nothing to set it apart. Having read previous books of Ravi set in more intense backgrounds, this seemed to be lacking of a character built up.

Written in racy style, the romantic thriller indulges one looking for a simple read and pass time. I, for that matter, picked up this book at 10pm in the night and finished it in flat 4 hours by 2am. The mention of people one already knows – Chetan Bhagat, Anurag Kashyap, Nirav Sanghavi, etc. makes it more relatable to backdrop set in present times. And you could actually giggle when Shreya, the female protagonist tells her publisher, “I don’t want a Chetan Bhagat quote. He might have seen today’s newspaper article and jumped onto the bankdwagon for some quick publicity.

However, with movies like Page 3, Fashion, Heroine, etc. setting the trend and giving viewers the camera-shot of what goes behind the screen, this book is an eye-opener at publishing industry with Bollywood touch and ample tips thrown in between for a new aspiring author. Will it work or not in real life? Try and let me know as well!

Oh yes, forgot to mention, unless you, my dear reader would not have noticed already in the book cover, it’s written “Soon to be a Motion Picture”. Have I read the plot before? Some parts, definitely. Have I seen the plot before? Oh yes, again as part of different movies put together.

I will consider my review of this book comparatively harsh since I have always had high expectations from Ravi’s books. It is not for nothing that he is called John Grisham of Banking industry, or “was”? Let’s wait and see. Hope to see a better book soon!

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
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.

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. Four of Ravi’s seven bestselling titles have been award winners. With this book, he has taken a significant departure from his usual fare, this is Ravi’s first book on romantic intrigue.

Rating: 8/10

About Alka

Trying to just make some sense out of things and put some sense into me!! :) :) :)

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