Official Flipkart Review
Publishing has come a long way in the country. From only selective authors getting published to everyone being able to write and get published, given the sale value. Paperback Dreams is all about aspiring writers, writers who have been around and writers who are one-book old and struggling with the second book. Having said that, the book is far from a sweet read as you might think of it to be. It begins to get cut-throat and in its own witty manner, speaks of the world throwing some hints here and there.
Rohit has a grudge to hold with his publisher. Jeet has to come up with a second book and doesnt know how. This is after publishing his first, with unfair means. Karun, who is only sixteen and has already written his book and but of course will go to any length to be popular, for the love of his life. These and the secondary characters make for some fast reading. The book of course seems to have been targeted at aspiring writers and yet it is meant for all. A nice refreshing read on the publishing business of India not in entirety of course, but a slice of life nonetheless.How low will you stoop to fulfill your dreams?
Jeet Roy, a college Casanova, has published a book by unfair means. All he wants is to earn loads of money and have hot girls chase after him wherever he goes. Rohit Sehdev, a one book old popular fiction writer is furious when he finds out that his publisher has cheated him out of his royalties. Karun Ahuja is a highly ambitious schoolboy who wants to win the heart his lady love by writing a novel about it and he doesnt mind playing dirty to get to the top. Ruthlessly exploiting these ambitious young men is their unscrupulous publisher. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, Paperback Dreams is the story of a new breed of young writers who will do anything to get famous, fast.
About the Author
Rahul Saini is the bestselling author of three hugely popular novels: Those Small Lil Things, Just Like in the Movies and The Orange Hangover. His books have strong comic tones and present up-beat stories that portray the fun-loving, free-spirited and outgoing character of todays Indian youth. Formerly an architect, he has a keen interest in photography, filmmaking and fine arts. From the small Punjabi town of Jalandhar he is a high-spirited young man who spends much of his time travelling, mostly in parts of Himachal Pradesh. He loves to spend time with his family and friends. Currently he serves as a visiting faculty member for an art and design program at a prestigious university in India. He takes active interest in the wellness of his students.