Publisher : Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Author : Abhay Nagarajan
Things are interesting right at the start when author of the book concentrates on the central protagonist ambitions seeing another successful author cracking cheap jokes and garner publicity on a book launch. But as the story unfolds, there are long portions which have little significance to the narrative and just adds to the length of the book. There are dream sequences inserted which are genuinely funny and are the best bits in the book.
I am going with 2.5/5 for Abhay Nagarajan's 'The Paperback Badshah'. It could have been a great satire, unfortunately it squanders the potential by concentrating too much on smaller details and in turn, missing out the big picture. A one time read to be quickly consumed and forgotten in its present form.