Friday, December 25, 2015

Book Review - The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramanian

The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramanian

Seems like it’s a book review week for me. I have completed 3 novels this week. :)

The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramanian. The author who is known for his thriller novel tries out a completely different genre - romance genre. 
Its usual tendency to get settled with a specific genre when an author has given a massive hits in that genre. Ravi Subramanian is good at writing thriller stories based on banking domain. His novels are known for the way he deals suspense and bring the banking industry inside the novel. Not even a moment, a reader would feel bored or confused with the way he describes about the banking industry. That’s the plus of him. All of his earlier novels made sure the readers do not keep the book down.

This time, he tries out a complete different genre. "Love and Romance" Did he succeed in the journey? Did he really grip the reader and fulfill the expectation of his readers?

"The Bestseller She Wrote - “Love, Betrayal and Redemption” If this novel was written by some new author whom I never come across, I am damn sure that I would have not chosen this book for reading. Because the title is not that catchy. But the book cover is attractive.

The title is different, and on reading the blurb one could easily guess that the protagonist is going to write a novel with the help of Aditya - the lead character and her book is gonna hit the book store and hit the top selling list. Aditya is a successful author and a successful professional. He has a great family, lovable son, trust able friends and huge fans. His life is cool and lives a life one would long for. But the roads are not smooth till the end of the journey right? He meets Shreya at one of the talks at Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru. She is from a small town and wanted to prove that people from Small town background can achieve big too. Their relationship starts with a quarrel, ego hurt. But as the story goes on, Aditya was impressed with Shreya. Shreya on the other hand wish to write a best selling author. I loved the chemistry between Aditya and Sanjay. The climax is unexpected.The first half of the book is literally very boring with mediocre and usual scenes. There is nothing new in it. No twists and a plain story.

Ravi Subramanian has mentioned in one of his interview that it took 9 months(longer than any of his other novels) to complete this novel. For nine months effort, I am little disappointed with this story.

Who will enjoy reading this book?
All the bloggers and the writers aspiring to publish a novel will enjoy reading the book.

What is good in this book and why should one read the book?
  • Few dialog or the writing are impressive 
  • For the beautiful friendship between Aditya and Sanjay (I meant the first half of the novel)
  • To get inspiration from Aditya’s character. It inspires to be ambitious in both the fields. Either being a successful professional banking career or the writing career. His role is impressive. 
Book Details
Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: Westland (19 October 2015)

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1 comment:

  1. Ravi Subramanian is really great writer, i would love to read romance genre from him. Your review is really helpful. Thanks for sharing have a great 2016.