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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 tha