Author: Ravi Subramanian
Genre: Romance / Drama / Mystery
Publisher: Westland Book
No. Of pages: 390
Ravi Subramanian writing a book of different genre was a surprise element for most of his fans. For people who are used to reading his thriller, this was a different thing. Imagine the Numero Uno Thriller writer writing a book on Love, Betrayal and Redemption. Well, Well! That's the by line of this book names - The Bestseller she wrote. Another fascinating text that amazed me was the - Soon to be a motion picture written at the bottom of the cover page.
The book is about a famous writer Aditya Kapoor whose books are bestsellers. He had a great fan following His family comprised of a beautiful wife. His life was something that usually people dream for. He had everything, almost everything that anyone would ask for. The first encounter of the writer and the rebel, defiant Shreya Kaushik, an ambitious student happens at a packed auditorium at the IIM where the writer was invited as a chief guest. An argument between both of them annoys Aditya but later reading his books Shreya turns out to be a big fan of his. Aditya falls in love with her and has an extra marital affair with her. Another character that I loved was that of Aditya’s wife Maya.
Many believe that this character of Aditya is loosely based on many writers life. After reading the initial few chapters, I thought that it was Chetan Bhagat's life story. But few more elements don't support it.
The language is simple; it flows well and could be a good read for many. I was actually disappointed a bit. I have been a great fan of Ravi Subramanian's book. The style also resembled me of a so called famous writer whom I don’t want to name. I liked the way Shreya Kaushik’s character is portrayed. She seems to me like a new generation girl, young, smart and headstrong. It is an undoubtedly a good plot and at times it was predictable. The bestseller she wrote is an interesting read. I am a great fan of his Thriller books and admire his writings. God is a gamer is a book of his that impressed me. The book can be read at one go while travelling. I give it 3/5.
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. It is but natural that his stories are set against the backdrop of the financial services industry. In 2008, his debut novel, If God Was a Banker, won the Golden Quill Reader's Choice Award. He won the Economist Crossword Book Award in 2012 for The Incredible Banker and the Crossword Book Award in 2013 for The Bankster. His most recent novel is Bankerupt. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Dharini and daughter, Anusha.
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