Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Bankster - Book Review

Yes , I know I am probably the last one to put up the review and I should be banned and never be sent more books from Blogadda and they should probably spam me with junk emails and throw dirt at my car. I get it I have been bad and Santa is not sending me gifts this year. But give me a break, I was really caught up with work :( So apologies to Blogadda (Oh you wonderful people :P) and the very talented Ravi Subramanian (in case you are reading this)

Author: Ravi Subramaniam
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 358
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis (Back cover)
Bankers build their careers on trust, or so everyone thinks, till a series of murders threaten to destroy the reputation that the Greater Boston Global Bank (GB2) has built over the years. Who is behind these killings, and what is their motive? Is the banker at GB2 fast turning into a bankster? Or was he always one?
When Karan Panjabi, press reporter and ex-banker, digs deeper, he realizes that he has stumbled upon a global conspiracy with far-reaching ramifications - a secret that could not only destroy the bank, but also cast a shadow on the entire nation.

With only thirty-six hours at his disposal, he must fight the clock and trust no one if he is to stay alive and uncover the truth.

 About the Author
Ravi Subramanian is a household name in the league of financial books and fiction. With bestsellers like 'If God was a Banker" and "Devil in Pinstripes" , Ravi has managed to make a niche in the mind of many readers for himself. He was an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and has spent two decades working his way up the corporate ladder at various global banks in India. He is a Mumbaikar (Win) and lives with his wife Dharini and daughter Anusha. In 2008, he won the Golden Quill Readers Choice award for his debut novel  "If God was a Banker". You can follow him on twitter  @subramanianravi.

So this is my first book by Ravi Subramanian, somehow I never end up reading serious thrillers and plots with a lot of financial backdrops, cause I sort of read for a break more than anything else. An leaving a corporate office to go home and read about a corporate office somehow doesn't excite me. But I just signed up for this book on Blogadda and I thought why not ? And to put it mildly I was pleasantly surprised at as to how much I really liked the book.

I personally love intertwined plots and parallel stories that eventually converge at some point almost like a puzzle finally finding the missing piece, its exciting and also keeps my attention longer. Joseph Braganza the epic Hollywoodish Bad Man , Vikram the corporate boss at Greater Boston Bank in Mumbai and Krishna Menon in Devikulam, it takes you more than half the book to find the link between these three men and a murder mystery that connects them. The book is definitely a read. Remember the problems I had with "The Krishna Key" about poor writing, well no complaints about the writing in this one, and the plot is unique and thrilling as well. Except a little too descriptive and a slow in the beginning ( Which is also why it took me so long to read..Honest) But the pace picks up, as is the case with most books. I usually prefer books that don't beat around bushes too long. 

All in all a nice read but again, if you are looking to read a light happy, chirpy and romantic book you always have Twilight :) 

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