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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Title: Surrogate Author 
Authors: Santosh Avvannavar and Shilpa Patil
Publisher: Hoffen
ISBN: 9383701153
Number of Pages: 66
Price: 175 [INR]

My Review:

       In other countries, if you want to be an author, you will be one. But in India, you will forced to pursue engineering/medical first and then you will be an author, that too if luck allows. This book is a humorous take on the Authdas of India. Writing a book, that too the first one, is always a special feeling to every author. The uncertainties, the difficulties and the pitfalls are many that makes the author give up on the idea. But the desire lives on. Join Authdas on his journey to write Paro, his first book. 

       Authdas is an engineer who has returned from London after his studies. He is expected to join the family business and contribute to the society but Authdas has his own fantasies. He wants to pen a book. It has been his dream from a long time. While his parents never understand this passion of his and try to divert his mind, there are a few people who actually help him in his journey, like our Chandramukhi.

       Overall, it was a funny story. I liked the introduction where the author says There is no writer out there who gets up one morning and says, 'Let me write a bad novel' This is a short and quick read. The book, while humorous, contains many truths that only us, authors will understand. The writing style is simple. Many can connect with the story line easily. I liked the devdas theme and how it is connected with authors here. Also, I loved the cover page, which is what made me pick this book first among the other titles.

       Beyond the main plot, there is a brief guide to aid the newbie authors which consists of manuscript ideas, manuscript keywords and sample manuscript writing tool, which will be helpful for aspiring authors. 

      *I received a review copy from the author. (A signed one, yay!) But the review above is my honest opinion*

My Rating: 3/5 Stars

Until the next review,
Keep Reading :)

Swathi :)


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