Book Journey: The Bestseller She Wrote
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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:
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.
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Posted on November 5, 2015, in Book Reviews and tagged Adultery, Book, Book Review, Fiction, Indian Fiction, Ravi Subramanian, Relationship, Review, The Bestseller She Wrote, Thriller. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.