The BestSeller She Wrote – A book which is supposedly a diversion from his usual banking domain. The first few chapters kept me hooked as I found myself drawn to the world of best -selling author Aditya Kapoor. I found the author perspective interesting and informative.
I kept turning the pages in anticipation. But the latter half of the book disappointed me. The book wasn’t lacking in pace and there were enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. But plot slowly turned into a mashup of all of Ravi’s precious books. Aditya and Shreya reminded me of Varun and Tanya.
For a first time reader the book will be a refreshing read but if the reader is familiar with Ravi’s style of narration a tinge of disappointment might linger on after finishing the book. It is a case of squandering a promising start. The E-bola episode was totally uncalled for and could have been chopped off but kudos to the author for maintaining the pace from start to finish.
Perhaps it’s common for best-selling authors to rehash a narrative which made them best-sellers or maybe I expected a little too much from one of my favourite and approachable authors I have ever known.
Ravi Subramanian you have a loyal fan base perhaps it’s time to give them something which is radically different from your usual narrative style. It’s not my product it’s yours and you know what sells. But as a fan seeing you in a different avatar is a tiny wish from my side.
My Verdict – Pick it up if it’s your first glimpse of Ravi Subramanian’s work or if you have aspirations to become an author.
My Rating – 3 stars.
PS : If God was a banker is still my favourite Ravi Subramanian book.