Shobhaa De's Superstar India was a marathon read. I enjoyed it, well, I wouldn't read it again and again like I do with fiction, and neither was it a page turner like a thriller, but yes it made me feel proud and protective about India and she has echoed my thoughts and sentiments of having faith in India, never giving up on my country and believing that it's a very good time to be an Indian in India! Yes, she restored my faith, she told me what I wanted to hear about India.
The narration is peppered with anecdotes- personal ones, stuff which are largely unreported, stuff which possibly a common (wo)man like me might blog about but because she is Shobhaa De, she has written about! The way we say- anecdotes that are good enough to fill a book.
Like I said, in my opinion, it is not a page turner- meant to be taken a few pages at a time, absorbed, relished, understood, reflected, relate.... therefore it took me relatively longer to finish.