Friday, November 9, 2012


This is the first time that I have read any book by Ravi Subramanian and I must say I loved it. I had read John Grisham's Rainmaker a few years ago. It was intriguing and was interesting after the first half....but boring at times... Ya ya.... I know... People admire Grisham... But this is my opinion.... Anyway, when I read the cover "meet the John Grisham of banking" I thought it to be a similar thing. But I must say all the characters in this book were interesting.... Never did I feel bored or uninterested. I thought that a bankers life is very mundane and I have to read through the boring financial aspects about banking....but I was wrong. And there are so many Indian characters ,their habits, the places they live and other daily stuff ..... You feel more interested as you read on...

The way Ravi has taken characters from different places, put them through different situations and intervened their lives, their stories.... it is soo interesing book. Being a banker's daughter, it was difficult for me to think that banking , especially corporate banking was so complicated and filled with crimes and stuff.  Like the book says , banking is based on mutual trust , and murders in the bank ... Whoa!

Also the other fact I liked about this book is the little little details thrown here and there...... Like this one character who owns an I-Pad but have no idea about I-Cloud and its uses. The character uses the IPad  just for reading books and taking pics.... Humour is thrown just here and there and not in your face.

You got to read this book.... You don't get to read about guys like Vikram, nor the reporter cum ex-banker Karan nor Tanuja nor Krishna Menon nor Indrani in all the books....... Ravi Subramanian is a master story teller of financial crime. He has received Golden Quill Readers'Choice Award for his book If God was a Banker. His other books are Devil in Pinstripes and The Incredible Banker and I bought the Monk's Ferrari. I am planning to read all these books as soon as possible.

This is the first time I am writing a review... All opinions are my own and please feel free to write your comments back to me.

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