Author: Ahmed Faiyaz
Published by: Rupa Publications
Number of pages: 190 pages
My Rating: 4/5
MY REVIEW: I was kindly provided with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
The story is about Akshay who is sent to India from England in order to attempt to revive Kalim Publishing, a company that was once at the top but is now in deep trouble.
Akshay is given a year to turn around Kalim’s fortunes but he has his own problems to contend with as he is divorced and in debt. Aided by Zorah and hindered by Tarun, Akshay tries to publish more books on Kalim’s behalf.
The author has vividly depicted the way things work in the publishing industry by way of Akshay’s struggles. Akshay encounters an array of amusing characters ranging from the film star Roshan Khan to the politician Suryakant Joshi. Akshay unwittingly becomes a Page 3 personality and is thrust in the limelight in the course of his struggle.
Can Akshay succeed in getting Kalim Publications to start earning a profit or will he have to return to England in disgrace? The reader needs to read the book to find out.
The story is well written and extremely interesting. If you are looking for a brisk paced and entertaining read, I will certainly recommend this book to you.