Book Review: Bestseller by Ahmed Faiyaz

Title: Bestseller
Author: Ahmed Faiyaz
Genre: Fiction
No. of pages: 190
Price: 295 INR Paperback

A perfect potboiler
This book is an refreshing change from the usual. It is fast and  really interesting. The story is a take on the publishing world, something that we normal people are absolutely unaware of. It's not just corporate offices that are homes of dirty politics and all. It exists in all spheres of work.
Akshay Mathur is an out of job editor from London who is given the charge of a sinking publishing house on Mumbai. His life is already a mess: he is divorced and bankrupt so he doesn't have much option but to relocate to Mumbai. But his woes don't end here. He is given a challenge to publish 5 bestsellers in a tight period of 365 days from the sinking publishing house Kalim in order to survive. With such a tight time schedule and everything against success, it's a very stressful goal. On top of that the owner Kalim, dies on his first day of joining. After that Kalim's daughter Zorah comes to the picture.
Kalim publishing house is an amalgamation of obsolete technology, jinxed relationships and a series of unsuccessful titles in the past. In short it's a complete mess.
Now the question is would Akshay be able to accomplish this challenging target? Or will Kalim become history?
This book unravels the lesser known politics and struggles in the world of writing. I totally recommend this book.

What I loved about this book? Everything!


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