Akshay Mathur, an out of work editor of a defunct literary magazine in the UK, is told to move to India for a year to help shore up the value of Kalim, an ailing Indian publisher. He needs to work with books he would never publish or would never even read. To complicate things further, he has to contend with motley crew of has-beens and misfits working for the publishing house as well as wannabe writers, dealing with their follies and derisive tactics, and battle his own affections for Zorah Kalim, the impulsive daughter of his former boss.Will he succeed in bringing out that one ‘bestseller’ from his publishing house? And what about his own life and love in office?
Bestseller is a comic satire based on the Indian publishing industry. Its cover is interesting and makes you want to pick it up. The plot is fast paced with a lot of twists, that keep you guessing. The language is beautiful and the sentences are well structured. The character development is excellent and emotions of the characters are portrayed clearly. Overall a witty, well written book. One of my best reads of the year! I would recommend it to everyone.