You must be wondering if I’ve started doing book reviews on ABugInMyMind… Well, the answer is no. But I had to make an exception for two reasons, one, it was about time I post something good and two, my original book review blog is kind of taken down temporarily… well, mostly the latter. 😀
Coming to the review, Ravi Subramaniyan, also called the John Grisham of India, decided to bring a change and deviated a little from his usual style of writing gripping thrillers based on a banker’s life. This time it’s a story of love, fame, betrayal and deceit, based on a banker’s life. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ravi’s style of writing, in fact “Bankster” is one book that I’ve recommended to almost all of my reader friends, but this change in form of “The bestseller she wrote”, didn’t really appeal to me in a way his other books did. Although, as a standalone book it’s still great, but that’s a cost you have to bear when you’re an author everybody looks up to.
Here are a few details about the book:
Title: The bestseller she wrote.
Author: Ravi Subramaniyan
Paperback: 392 pages
MRP: INR 295/-.
Publisher: Westland (19 October 2015)
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.
The back cover blurb does intrigue one to read the book, I’ve got to give it to the author for that. The story begins with Aditya, who is married man with a son, is a successful author and a successful banker. He goes to IIM Bangalore to deliver a talk where he meets Shreya, and thus begins a story, at first with an argument which later turns Shreya into a big fan of Aditya.
Ravi has tried to be a lot different from his style, especially in the first half with all the love bits. But he very much compensates for it in the next half with the signature thrilling style and twists and turns that will not let you put the book down.
If I go too much into the story, I might give away some spoilers which I don’t want to. So I’ll say this, if you’re a fan of Ravi’s work or want a light read for the weekend, this book is definitely a good pick. But I’d rather you not have too many expectations from it. Normally this book would be a 3.5/5 for me, but having read other books by Ravi, I’d give this a 3/5.
I’m pretty sure that most of you already know where to buy this book. In case you don’t, here you go: Amazon.
You can also know more about the book and the author through these links:
- Ravi Subramanian’s Website: www.Authorravis.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorravisubramanian
- Twitter: @subramanianravi
- Instagram: Ravi Subramanian on Instagram
- Blog: www.Authorravi.com
- Video 1: https://youtu.be/w2MiP8D6Bbw
- Video 2: https://youtu.be/WS-jPOiqYhU