Book Review: Bestseller by Ahmed Faiyaz

Bestseller
Author: Ahmed Faiyaz
Publisher: Rupa Publishers
Rating: 3.5/5

Knowing that authoring a book is a tedious task, it would be logical to say that getting it published is easier. But that will also be judging the book by its cover. Author, Ahmed Faiyaz, uncovers the real struggle and the pain involved in getting a book in print and helping it reach the shelves. ‘Bestseller’ is witty, light and humorous. Intricate and tight plot, lucid narration and quirky dialogues help make it an entertaining read!

Akshay Mathur is a fish out of water who has to take the reins of an ailing publishing house in his hands and help it remain afloat in the sea of competition. The procedures, the staff and the hidden agendas throw him off his rockers. To add fuel to the fire, his heart refuses to lend support and he falls for Zohra and Aanya, unable to identify the one who is his soulmate. This story is about Akshay’s quest to discover his true potential and rise up to every occasion with courage. Layer by layer as he unravels the perils associated with the Indian publishing industry, he learns a lesson for life. Change begins with one person. But does this really happen? Can one person change the entire scenario of the world of literature? That’s for Akshay to find out.

The author successfully draws a fine balance between content and context. Although the introduction might be dreary as linking the loose threads might not seem feasible, the latter part of the book builds the interest and promises to blow away the cobwebs. The plot has been woven finely and exposes the readers to frequent bouts of laughter and absolute sarcasm.

This book is definitely a good read for the ones who like satire and humour.

Buying Link: Amazon

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