Book Review: The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian

the bankster book reviewThere is no need to tag the author as John Grisham of banking industry. Ravi has delivered a truly commendable and page turner financial thriller “The Bankster”, so he really doesn’t need any tag.

The story starts with two different scenes; an undercover CIA agent is finalizing a multibillion dollar secret diamonds for arm & ammunition deal, a Kerala based resort owner get charged for smuggling of a dead Elephant’s Tusk.

Chapter one starts with Greater Boston Global Bank (Gb2). This is the most gripping story; reader will feel as if everything mentioned in story is happening around him or her.

With changing leadership of GB2, everyone is reframing ones equation with brand new Indian CEO. An ambitious & senior banker is playing with bank’s key employees for some specific reason and vice versa. Then one day, sudden consecutive suicides of bank’s employees tended a banker turned journalist to investigate the reasons behind consecutive suicides and collateral damage of Bank. Surprisingly, the result of Keren Mehta’s investigation turned out as a global conspiracy.

Eventually, the way all three stories get connected is unparalleled in nature, especially in Indian Anglo Fiction. You will get surprised on finishing each chapter because however you try to figure out the story, you will fail. The climax and connection between Vienna, Angola, Kerala, and Mumbai will amaze you and fill with pleasure of reading an amazing suspense thriller with familiar Indian characters.

Dialogues I loved: The dialogues of each story are different in tone and resemblance.

“No Loose Talk. Do what you are supposed to do and get out of there”, this dialogue represents the style of British fiction. There is another dialogue of such resemblance, “whenever passion overtook reason, he was uncomfortable”. Dialogues like “Bahut Kamina tu! You are just smart! Very smart” gives an Indian feeling of modern day corporate culture, where English exists formally but with Hindi touch.  There are some other dialogues that add the value to your reading experience.

My Experience As an Avid Reader:

I always try to reserve this section to share my personal experience as a reader. Honestly, I loved the way Ravi visualized GB2 before my eyes. I hope every corporate professional can relate with the banking story. In case of Angola and CIA Agent, It enriches your understanding with the way, such organization works. Personally, I believe now we don’t need to look for foreign literature to read stunning and unpredictable stories. Now, we have an Indian thriller writer with international quality. So I would recommend this book to every reader of this book review because this is really important edition in the journey of Anglo Indian writer’s fraternity.

50 Words Verdict: The Bankster is undoubtedly a must read for all who love financial thrillers, especially with Indian touch. You will enjoy a really fresh and unique story based on banking sector. Considerably, it is a blockbuster Novel not for its selling stats but for its emergence in teen-age love stories dominating Indian literature.

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8 thoughts on “Book Review: The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian

  1. Hi, Anant. Thanks for sharing this book with us; I didn’t even know about it, but now I’ll definitely have to check it out. In the meantime if you have a minute, do check out my book review blog, The Write Edge Bookshelf, at Thanks!

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