Review of Surrogate Author

Title : Surrogate Author


Author : Santosh Avvannavar

Shilpa Patil




Blurb :

A journey of an aspiring author having a penchant for writings through various Bollywood characters to inspire various other authors through this inspiring filmy story based on Devdas. It also consists of writing tool to practice. Get-set-to read a filmy remake of writing! Come fall in love with writings!



My views :


Author has selected a very nice theme which could actually help the newcomers and the one who endeavors to set their career as a writer. The book is framed on the love between an aspiring author and his first book Paro. The title and the blurb of the book are enough to get a clear hint of the book. The cover of the book is nice triggering facets of the protagonist life in eleven clouds. The book showcases the feelings of an author to complete his book Paro and get a bestseller tag.


The story is about an aspiring author named Authdas who went to London ten years ago to complete his education because of his family demands and pressure. After ten years when he came back to his home he makes up his mind to complete the work which he left undone so many years back. But he faces so many hurdles as his book get into another author’s hand. After overburdening the dilemma he finally went to seize his book and at last he was successful in fulfilling his desires.


The story is unfolded symmetrically around the nine months. The book will be helpful for the people who look around to become a successful author. Through a short and simple story the book splashes the state of the authors and struggle which they schlep in the journey of writing and publishing a book. Author had used concept of the Devdas movie and had related the story very well. The book will take less than an hour to get completed.


Now talking about the downfalls of the book. The dialogues in the book are not that much realistic and catchy making the book less interesting. The story is not at all attention holding leaving me unhooked so many times. The book is not well edited.


All in all a nice read. The book will be a good select not only for aspiring authors but also for the ones who loves to pen down their thoughts, stories and poems.



Rating : 3/5


Reviewer : Megha Biloniya

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