Author : ” Best seller she wrote ” is written by Ravi Subramanian an alumnus of IIMB. A best selling author who won a lot of awards and is a banker too.
The book sets off awaiting the guest at IIMB packed auditorium , this has set the image high up for the guest in question already. The entry of the main character Mr Aditya Kapoor has set off marvellously. He then goes on to talk about being a writer and a best selling author when he gets interrupted by a girl. An intense exchange of words go on and will be later settled by the girl. With a lovely doting wife and the pretty fan girl who aspires to be an author, what would happen further? I wouldn’t be revealing that .
Things to notice are that the actual professional life of a best selling author is very well portrayed. The hurdles faced by the author on how to market a book once its written , create the plot, publicize it etc. The work-life balance is very well indicated by describing the happy family life and the work life which is moving at an amazing pace. It also shows how a famous , rock star writer has his normal life moments .
The subtle friendship fights and the bond of friendship which goes through various hits is very well portrayed. Though, the only thing that seemed like a set-back or which made my interest levels go low suddenly is the similarity between a current best selling author and the Aditya regarding an event. Though I didn’t feel quite good when such a doting wife is getting side-tracked. It is quite engaging and takes you into the shoes of the author later making everything seem quite understandable.
The character of the girl who aspires to be an author is very well portrayed , though it seemed a lil off at first as to why is she doing it , eventually as the story drains in any such q’s slowly disappear. A strong girl with a lot of confidence in herself, the fan-girl as I call her is impressive in chasing her dream of becoming an author also clearly stating to have a safe job side by side.This clearly explained the though process of a lot of writers who fear to have it as the only job . They would rather have it as a passion and leave the actual stability and money machine coming from another job.
It’s good for a light read with coffee in the mornings on weekends .. enjoying cool breeze and with a film enacting in your head as you read it over. I started it out with a dilemma as to if it will turn out to be any regular book and might lose out interest, instead I actually had fun reading it. The story line might not be so different and expected but it is engaging . Have fun reading 🙂