Don’t Tell the Governor by Ravi Subramanian: Book Review

Title: Don’t Tell the Governor

Author: Ravi Subramanian

Publisher: HarperCollins India

Publishing Date: 6th November 2018

My Rating: 3.5 stars

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Don’t Tell the Governor is fabricated on the correlation and discord between the Indian Government and the Reserve Bank of India which is so evident in real life. It entwines the issues of Demonetisation, use of illicit currency, IPL and match-fixing, Terrorism, Bollywood and politics, which recently happened.

It was good to read the interwoven of these much talked about economic events devised as a financial thriller. The language is straight and fast-paced, thus making the book a page-turner. I loved reading it owing to its narration and flow.

Aditya Kesavan is appointed as the new Governor of the RBI. He is intelligent and smart, but somehow, he failed to impress. The author’s protagonist lacks a strategic mind and so decision-making skills. It was unsettling to identify him as a person easily falling in love and trap, thus performing his governor duties in an impetuous manner. I felt justice was not done by the author of the scholar’s mind who is competent enough to be the Governor of RBI.

The book presents the complete real scenario of economic news of the past few years, thus I could fairly predict the turns coming. It was like, I was reading ‘The Economic Times’ again.

A tinge of fresh thrill and better characterization could have made the book better. I loved it more if a few fictional characters have also been included and thus bringing in the twisted storyline.

Besides, I have my complaints about the cover of the book. It is not attractive enough to induce the readers to grab it. It’s only the blurb and the name of the author that will pique one’s interest in the book.

In spite of everything, the book is an easy read and could be finished in a maximum of two sittings. It is gripping and indeed compelling.



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