The Best Seller She Wrote — Book Review

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A romantic thriller by  Ravi Subramaniam portrays seduction, imbalance and a restitution.

Ravi Subramaniam’s characterization is with insight and the characteristic features which exceed the limitation are subtly depicted, that of  Shreya’s  devastating obsession to always win, Aditya’s  Achilles heel being his vulnerability.

Each character stands out though one of Shreya Kausik holds  the reader in awe. The extent she goes to fulfil her passion renders a toothless wonder as the jaws fall apart not knowing what gets inside. How could she?  How would she ?  the reader exclaims at her behaviour tantalising.   Terrific as a shiver travels down the spine.She has a conviction”relationships with the right people always pay in life”.

The women in her comes with an aplomb as she aggressively manipulates men with her bodily fascination. being her supple body, her flawless skin, her shapely private parts which are exposed in phases to attract men, seduce them as they go behind her like a dog that follows the bitch. They are Melvin, Aditya, Sanjay whom we know and there would be many more whom we do not come across. I quote my own lines to illustrate her idiosyncrasy

Zeal turns into passion

passion into ambition

while ambition overwhelms

there is a wish to rule the realm

the aspiration  takes over

transforms into an obsession all over

while there deep into the center

the  appetite  becomes ravenous   in genre

it takes over in a massive usurp

justifies  itself in a strange   deserve

the means is not important  as found

the end  surfaces in an abound.zeal-for-life-presentation-final-1-638


Aditya Kapoor comes with a bang. The foremost writer, who enjoys a film star status is entrapped by Shreya.His strand of white hair as seen in the mirror cautions him then and there but lust overtakes reason. He succumbs to her tricks not knowing she is extending her body to him for the sake of becoming a celebrated writer. During their conversations, while in the midst of their escapades, author  and when Aditya loses his manliness to her coax and cajoles she talks of her manuscript and dies to know the way he would help her in promoting the publishing of her book. author and a senior banker is  taken for a ride literally and  metaphorically by the novice banker and a first time writer.

The other characters support the plot as we find Maya,Aditya’s wife  a lovely lady, a great educationists and a paragon of virtue loses herself once by turning foul mouthed being due to her disappointment  The contraction Of Ebola virus by her is so sudden and before the reader could realize what happens, she is in her deathbed. It gives way to a suspicion that this part is purposefully brought into by Ravi Subramaniam to kindle the  pathos and create a space for Aditya to repent.

Ebola and  as such, there is a lot of references to the contemporary. writers like Chetan Bhagat, Nirav Sanghavi along with Vaishali Mathur of a publishing company are topical allusions They are brought in for various reasons. Ravi Subramaniam delves into publishing process too. It is technically sound and happens to be a lesson to writers.

Sanjay, on the other hand, is a silent villain. He discreetly plays the evil man by having two faces, one of a good friend and the other of a jealous person. As often, envy outlasts  and wins over the righteous  that face which  had been carefully masked is torn in the end and lies tattered

The narration is in an easy flow. The indulgence in the sensual description of the relationship of Shreya and Aditya could be there for the commercial part of the book. As is evident the erotic becomes a requirement for a book to sell for that matter even to get published. Ravi Subramaniam has played on the skill splendidly exploiting the snare of voluptuousness. His book would become a real hit, no doubt. But it is repulsive to those who value the story element and the language potential. So saying, I have to bring the word “fuck”, used almost in every page would make a serious reader lift the eyebrows in disgust.

The title of the book “The Best Seller She  Wrote” and the picture  on the cover tell us about the cynical perversion that Shreya inherits and exposes and the   weakness of  foremost author Aditya  that lands him in partial ignominy

It is a beautiful read except for these few shortcomings.

I would grant A+ to “The Best Seller She Wrote”


I am reviewing ‘The Bestseller She Wrote’ by Ravi Subramanian as a part of the biggest Book Review Program for Indian Blogger.




Dolly —She Was Called.

“Dolly” was how she was called

being chubby, fair and tall

while she was in her  kindergarten.


The nuns used to carry her

toss her and pamper her

whenever they caught sight of her.


She was a doll not dumb

very active though plump

the cynosure of all eyes.


She went to the elementary

where again she was primary

now a little slim than before.


Off she reached the middle

her quality did not dwindle

became slim and slender.


Got she into the High School

became the  leader  but remained cool

stylish and elegant she looked.


Into the portals of the university dolly.jpg

she was a student of great diversity

an orator, a rank holder and a gold medalist.


The dolly is a granny  now

remains  straight but has turned slow

age has withered her to an extent

yet she charms all with her presence.







Far East

Far eastern in a sense

could be one of tradition

might  be a term dense

as east seems to have reason

aligned to  orthodoxy

family values range high

never could  locate a proxy

one could decipher a sigh

all the same in a  peripherafar east..pngl way

where one detect simplicity in play

bereft of ostentation  and  deceit

modesty overwhelms conceit

east sees the sun  at the earliest

the west outsmarts the east in the test.





A Foretell

The crow is cawing

incessantly cawing

the belief goes

the crow knows

a little ahead of time

anything that happens and chimes

being its way to indicate the significance

a prediction well in advance .





The Saturation

The saturation being reached

the fluctuation being regulated

the results are on the anvil

the efforts do reveal

a fulfillment of great solace

an enchantment on the release

could this be aligned to all others

being to the worldly deals rather

one of terrorism that shatters the world

having had enough of it in words

being torn between kills and runs

wherein to gain shelter becomes not  a fun

the angst felt has attained a  colossal point

where none could forego any more in the joint

as the saturation in most others brings joy  and peace

the more than the contain in cruelty  has pieced

the world lies in blood and tears all too much to espy.saturation