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Turbulence Paperback – 11 Mar 2016
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About the Author
Samit Basu writes books, films and comics and divides his time between Delhi and Mumbai. India’s most beloved writer in the genre of fantasy published his bestselling Game world Trilogy - The Simoqin Prophecies, The Manticore’s Secret and The Unwaba Revelations – in his twenties. Turbulence and its sequel, Resistance, was published in the UK/US to wide fanfare. Basu also writes for younger readers, in series like Morningstar Agency and Adventures of Stoob. His comics range in genre from historical romance to zombie comedy and include diverse collaborators - from X-Men/Felix Castor writer Mike Carey to Terry Gilliam and Duran.
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Turbulence is the latest novel by Samit Basu, Turbulence is fast phased fantasy fiction novel featuring super humans. Super Heroes are always being loved by fantasy fiction fans, Super Heroes like Super Man, Iron Man and Bat Man.
Everyone on BA flight 142 from London to Delhi got off it with a unique superpower. The power they willed, the power they wanted the most, the power they dreamed while on the plane and when they woke up from that dream they all got the power they dreamed of (Interesting, right?).
The story revolves around the few Indian passengers from the flight 142. Vir is an air force pilot who got the power of flying and now he can fly like fighter jet or like superman. Uzma, a British-Pakistani aspiring Bollywood actress, now possesses infinite charisma. Tia, a housewife from the troubled Indian north-east, can now live out all the lives she dreamed of by splitting into herself in multiple bodies. Aman Sen who got the power from which he can manipulate all the communication networks including internet from his mind.
Some one is killing the passengers from BA flight 142 randomly and many passengers from the BA flight 142 are missing and only person knows about this is Aman Sen due to his communication powers.
They are not the only ones on that BA flight 142, there were other people on flight, Criminals, Politicians, Cricketers, Foreigners and many more. Aman Sen Communicate with the persons on BA flight 142 and unite them to fight the super powered villeins or super-villeins who are killing all the other people on that flight. They all must decide what to do with there power and decide quickly because there is no time!
This book has superhuman with super powers, politics, end of world scenarios and limits of human responsibility. So “What would you do if you were given the power to change the world?”, Will you help the world? or Try destroy it? or Make yourself Billionaire with help of your power? How will you use your power?
The plot was definitely unique and interesting. All the characters had some true justification for their deeds. The author uses simple words to narrate and it makes easy to go with the flow of the story.
There are interesting powers for the chatacters. Tia can replicate herself and do multiple tasks and combine later (if that replica survives! ) She goes for fashion designing, attacks an army base,watches multiple TV channels etc. Aman,the guy who can connect to any network in the world has one interesting and unique power. A group of such people is opposed by mighty powered invincible super-villains. The clashes between them and its description was really thrilling and presented in front of my eyes.
Overall, this book is a funny,comical yet serious at places when needed. Heard that it's sequel is going to be launched soon. I'm eagerly waiting for that !
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