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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (Oct. 11 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771025920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771025921
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 14.2 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #841,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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Format: Hardcover
This book provides a glimpse inside the current state of the publishing business, but as a novel, it's a dud. The story is uneventful, the pace is leaden and the characters are woefully under-developed.
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Beautiful, insightful, re-readable Oct. 23 2011
By Pranay Gupte - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Indian-born writer and publisher David Davidar, who has a unique voice as a novelist, brings his insider knowledge of the publishing industry to his latest novel. This is a beautifully written book, and the plot is well crafted. The characters are fully formed. I read the book twice, and I hope Davidar writes a sequel in which some of the characters reappear. Should that we all could write like this.
Too dull for words Jan. 11 2013
By Richard McCallum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book provides a glimpse inside the current state of the publishing business, but as a novel, it's a dud. The story is uneventful, the pace is leaden and the characters are woefully under-developed.
Average. July 21 2012
By Anand Shankar Jha - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
There isn't much of a plot here, and for most parts I found the book to be descriptive rather than narrative. The story tell us about a phase in the life of a hot-shot publisher working with a niche publishing company. Due to his efforts the company is able to sign on an author who has been written off as an 'also-ran'. But then the author comes up with a gem of a fantasy series, which ensures that the company manages to sail out of its financial difficulties. however, due to some circumstances, the company is acquired by a larger Top 7 publishing company. In all this, the protagonist travels multiple countries, undergoes emotional upheavals, and finally realises the simple truth- we all just have to live out our lives, and there is precious little that a person can 'plan' for. The journey of life just needs to made.

As I mentioned, there isn't much of a story or a moral to be derived from the story. The only silver lining for this book is that it is informative about the world of publishing, and the ever-changing dynamics of the publishing business. To that extent, the book is satisfying. But, the overly simple plot (or the lack thereof) and the curious style of writing (exceedingly long sentences and frequent and recurring exchange between the past-tense and present-tense) leaves something more to be desired; especially given the fact that the author himself has been a professional publisher, as well as a previously published author of a relatively well-received book. Hence the average rating.

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