Salesh Dipak Fernando





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.








It’s time for my pen to speak up yet again.  It’s a fresh start after a month in wilderness and I begin with my first ever book review – Ravi Subramanian’s God is a gamer.

I bumped into his If God was a Banker by accident and I was glad I did. Here was an Indian author who understood the sensibilities of his target audience. The end though left me a touch disappointed. I felt it could have been a lot more than what it was. Little did I know that a sequel was in store.

There are three things I look for when I pick up a book – A good plot, grammar and a good edit. God is a gamer scores on all three counts.  Right from page one the intention is very clear – To keep the reader engaged till the very end. It’s a cleverly paced and cleverly placed revenge drama. It begins in US giving it the much needed international feel. He gives us the characters that we all loved and frankly it took me by surprise.

The author deftly places bitcoins as the centre of attraction. The novel has ample doses of drama, human emotions and romance. Another clinching factor for me was the author’s attention to details. Having been in the financial services industry for almost 5 years now I could relate to all the drama within the industry. I won’t reveal the plot or the characters here. Grab a copy of the book to find out.Trust me it will be worth every penny spent.

Rating –  5/5

PS: Can’t wait to see how it unfolds on the big screen.



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