Book Review: The Bestseller She Wrote

Till what extent can you go to make your only dream come true?

An author, titled as the “Paperback King”.

A girl who wants to be just like him.

A loving wife, who only felt betrayed.

The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramanian is a story about love, betrayal, and blind ambition, which stops at nothing. A true entertainer in all aspects, The Bestseller She Wrote has made me fallen in love with characters which we can relate to people who we meet and come across in our lives.

The story is about Aditya Kapoor, who is a successful banker and a celebrated author, whose life is perfect. With a loving wife and a child, his life is totally balanced.
The imbalance is caused when he comes across Shreya Kaushik, an aspiring author, who works with Aditya at his bank. Reckless, ambitious and sometimes vicious in her approach, Shreya always gets what she wants. Will Aditya be able to free himself from her charming grasp? How long will he be able to keep a secret from his wife Maya, which can be devastating.
Shreya wanted to write a bestseller just like Aditya, but she ended up being a part of one.

As I mentioned above, The Bestseller She Wrote is a complete entertainer. An engaging storyline with vivid characters straight out of normal lives of people. Corporate culture’s cut throat competition, best friends leaning on each other, trusting wife and that one element which is bound to create a havoc. The book has many important real-life characters and incidents, Chetan Bhagat, Anurag Kashyap, Ebola too! And each of these has been used intelligently to create a narrative which will leave you wanting more. The book gives you a deep insight into the Publishing world as well, how authors and their agents work hard to get the right publicity at the right time. Initially, the book launches were regular events, sometimes even going unnoticed by readers. But nowadays, Publishing houses and authors have gone out of their way to launch a book.

The climax of the book was the best part! The way everything falls into place made me realize that I was so engrossed in the book that just like Aditya, I wasn’t able to catch such little things which could have made me guessed the complete story. But this is what I love about a good book, it makes you ignore such minuscule details which turn out to be a great climax!

My favorite character from The Bestseller She Wrote turned out to be Shreya Kaushik only. Blindly passionate, who doesn’t care about anything or any situation and sets out to get what she wants. Her practicality and insensitivity have left me in an awe. It’s weird to like such a character, but when you read the book, you will definitely understand what I am trying to say. Her character was at it’s best when at Aditya’s lowest point of life, she asks him to review her manuscript. The way she spins a web of lies and deceit, it’s truly amazing!

So, The Bestseller She Wrote is recommended to everyone who wants to take a break from heavy reading. And please don’t compare it to another Chetan Bhagat story! It is different and really entertaining and you will definitely like it.

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