Bhumika Desai Shah

Book Review- The Bestseller She Wrote By Ravi Subramanian

In Blogadda, Book Review, commuter's rage.., Learning Horizones, Uncategorized on January 19, 2016 at 4:49 am

What will happen if someday Abbas Mastan starts making Romantic movies? What will happen if someday Akshay Kumar decides to do only Art Movies? What will happen if Sunidhi Chauhan for a change decides to Act in place of singing? What will happen if Sachin Tendulkar enters positive politics?

– Taking on positive node, These possibilities may create wonders-magic or spark! Changing field of expertise or genre is what all can not do! It needs guts and lots of courage to enter a new area and try to establish self!

Ravi Subramanian has succeeded the same! Yes, we are talking about “The Ravi Subramanian”.  Wikipedia introdeces him as-

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Ravi Subramanian is an Indian author. A banker by profession, Subramanian has written popular thrillers about banking and bankers, including award winning trilogy The Incredible Banker, The Bankster and Bankerupt. An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, batch of 1993, Subramanian spent close to two decades in the financial services industry. After having worked with companies such as Citibank, HSBC and ANZ Grindlays, Subramanian is now the CEO of a listed Non-banking financial company.

Subramanian writes popular columns for well-known magazines and has his own personal weekly column in the career and business life page of The Economic Times. Subramanian says “I will be satisfied if people remember me as the Grisham of banking,” referring to the American author best known for his legal thrillers.”


“The Best Seller She Wrote” is not just great read but also perfectly fit for Bollywood too. The book is all-spicy, fast paced, contemporary and unputdownable. Apart from banking as well as thrillers, Ravi Subramanian has conquered the forte of Romance genre too (of course Chetan Bhagat and Durjoy Dutta are going to have a tough competitor) !

So What is the story about?

Aditya Kapoor(I wonder why all Kapoors always have everything non-Kapoors are dreaming from centuries!) is a successful banker with a perfect life, beautiful wife, job paying thick. Apart from the usual achievements of roti-kapda or makan, Aditya Kapoor has also achieved fulfilling his passion-dream of being successful author. Aditya Kapoor and his wife Maya are portrayed as perfect couple(and where the bell rings about the story turns!) living happy perfect life.

Tell me one thing that can screw and turn happy-go-lucky life total mess?

Yes, you got it right! – Ishq/Mahobbat/Pyar ❤

One fine morning when there is no guitar playing in background, neither sunflowers are dancing in nearby farm, Aditya meets a young and zealous management trainee from IIMB- Shreya. While working together, Aditya climbs steps of- friendzone-likezone-lovezone and enters in a new mess called “Extra Marital Affair”. on the other side ofthe story, Shreya is very focused on her motive of being successful-best selling author using Aditya as stepping stone. Story travels through many twists and turns touching lives of Aditya, Maya and Shreya.

What happens with lives of Aditya. Maya and Shreya?- you have to read the book and find out on own!

The Best Seller She wrote is about clandestine love, deceit, betrayal, loss, sleeze, rejection and dejection.


On a lighter note, The Best Seller She Wrote – opens up life of writers to the world!

Ravi Subramanian provides fascinating insight into the lives of writers. The book might be fiction, but truth abounds on every page.

1)  Its not at all easy top be a Writers’ spouse. – Yes, Its not easy to live with someone who spends almost all time alone in own imaginary world, thinking about plots-stories-characters and living many illusionary stories all together.

2) Writing will not earn bread and butter- Yes, One can not think of writing as full time job. Though these days writers can shine out in multiple dimensions from writing books, columns, talk-shows, reality shows and many more, yet – writing dont pay as much as to live a lavish life. One has to do a secure job and count on writing as passion fulfilled in part time!

3) Editors are frustrated writers who can’t even “write a line for nuts.” – Lets not comment, as I will too need an editor someday! 😉



Those familiar with Subramanian’s books expect twists. He does not disappoint. The twists tie the readers into knots until we resemble hot jalebis. Eventually, all the pieces are laid out and untwisted nicely. For those who worry this romance novel deviates from Subramanian’s expertise in banking, fear not. The banking world plays a critical role. But, rather than the plot revolving around numbers and complex banking transactions, this story offers more insight than any of his other books into the personal side of corporate banking politics.


Shreya’s characterization lacks depth and complexity in places. For example, we don’t learn about Shreya’s relationship with her parents from Shreya herself. Instead, Shreya’s best friend Suniana communicates these critical character details to us. At one point, Reader feels frustrated with Shreya’s role as the corrupt woman out to manipulate Aditya through sex. gradually, we learn the truth about Shreya. Although it doesn’t absolve her of her guilt, it does paint a more lethal picture of her motivation. Little unjustifiable as per the pretext characterization of Shreya.


Author Connect:

Ravi Subramanian’s Website:


Twitter: @subramanianravi

Instagram: Ravi Subramanian on Instagram


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“The Best Seller she Wrote” is Strongly recommended to readers looking for a change from the usual Love-sex-dhoka kind of romances (read: high school crushes, college love stories, IIT/IIM romcoms, blah-blah-blah … ) flooding the Indian market. This book is sure to leave Ravi’s fans mesmerised and engrossed.



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  1. Nice review, Bhumika. Honest and crisp. I like the author – have read his ‘Devil in Pinstripes’. Looks like I am going to lay my hands on this one too after this review…


  2. Awesome review. Seems like an interesting book to read as soon as I finish my exams. Thanks!


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