It is a nice short book and if you are a Sholay fan then it is hard to put down when you start reading. I started it at night, read most of it before sleep and read the remaining few pages as soon as I got up in the morning. It is a must have if you belong to Sholay cult.
Author being the daughter of the director of the Sholay has a Godly admiration of Ramesh Sippy and her grand father G. P Sippy. Due to that, there is some deficit when it comes to giving credit where it is due. For example, as it is evident to who has seen both movies, this movie owes a lot more to an earlier movie "Mera gaon mera desh". That Ramesh Sippy helped Dharmendra by getting Hema malini interested in him, is shown in positive light when in reality, he acted as a house breaker for an already married Dharmendra. It also sounds curious that as director and essentially the producer as well, he did not find it objectionable when Dharmendra was spoiling the shooting by bribing technicians to screw up during shoot so that he can hold Hema malini longer in his arm. I do not think any director will like it if it is done at his own expense and time. There are a few places where the credits are not rightly attributed. For example, the name Gabbar Singh is just a variation of "Jabbar Singh" of mera gaon mera desh which inspired it. Outcome of a flipping of the coin plays a crucial event in both movies. The pivotal characters in both movies (Jayant vs. Sanjiv Kumar) have both lost either one or both arms. The Dharmendra's suicide scenes are lifted right from an old and obscure Kishore Kumar's comedy film (I think "Half ticket").
The book claims that MacMohan had only one dialogue in the entire movie, namely, "poore pachaas hazaar" and became famous because of it. It is inaccurate. The other dialogue attributed to him is "Yeh le chidi ki rani" just before Ahmed (Sachin) is kidnapped.
Despite all these, it is a book you will closely relate to if you are a Sholay fan.