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Turbulence Aman Sen Is Smart, Young, Ambitious And Going Nowhere He Thinks This Is Because He Doesn T Have The Right Connections But Then He Gets Off A Plane From London To Delhi And Discovers That He Has Turned Into A Communications Demigod Indeed, Everyone On Aman S Flight Now Has Extraordinary Abilities Corresponding To Their Innermost Desires.Vir, A Pilot, Can Now Fly.Uzma, An Aspiring Bollywood Actress, Now Possesses Infinite Charisma.And Then There S Jai, An Indestructible One Man Army With A Good Old Fashioned Goal To Rule The World Aman Wants To Ensure That Their New Powers Aren T Wasted On Costumed Crime Fighting, Celebrity Endorsements, Or Reality Television He Wants To Heal The Planet But With Each Step He Takes, He Finds Helping Some Means Harming Others Will It All End, As 80 Years Of Superhero Fiction Suggest, In A Meaningless, Explosive Slugfest Turbulence Features The 21st Century Indian Subcontinent In All Its Insane Glory F 16s, Bollywood, Radical Religious Parties, Nuclear Plants, Cricket, Terrorists, Luxury Resorts, Crazy TV Shows But It Is Essentially About Two Very Human Questions How Would You Feel If You Actually Got What You Wanted And What Would You Do If You Could Really Change The World


10 thoughts on “Turbulence

  1. says:

    Absurdly and gleefully enjoyable superhero comedy thriller This might be the greatest beach book of all time The Indian setting gives the author opportunity for a ton of sharp observations and satirical heft as well as making this distinct from the same old US of A superhero roster there s loads of good female characters laugh out loud funny writing as well as huge action scenes I am sick to the back teeth of superhero movies but wow I wish they d do this Just wildly...


  2. says:

    Whether or not you will like this playful novel about Indian superheroes depends largely on how much you like its distinctive voice Here s the opening paragraphs In 1984, Group Captain Balwant Singh of the Indian Air Force s Western Air Command had dangled his then three year old son Vir off the edge of the uppermost tier of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, nearly giving his gentle and hirsute wife, Santosh Kaur, a heart attack in the process With the mixture of casual confidence and lunacy that is the hallmark of every true fighter pilot, Captain Singh had tossed his son up, caught him in midair and held him over the railing for a while, before setting him down safely.His son s future thus secured, Balwant had turned to shut off his wife s uncanny impersonation of a police siren with the wise words, Nonsense, foolish woman See, my tiger is not afraid at all He is born for the sky, just like me Vir, say Nabha Sparsham Deeptam Vir had not been in the mood for the Indian Air Force motto at that point, his exact words had been, MAA All these years later, Vir still remembers that first flight with astonishing clarity the sudden weightlessness, the deafening sound of his own heart beating, the blur of the world tilting around him, the slow motion appearance of first the white dome of Sacr Coeur and then a wispy white cloud shaped like Indira Gandhi s hair behind his flailing red Bata Bubble Gummers shoes His father had said that moment...


  3. says:

    Let me begin by saying I have very mixed feelings about this book.First, the positives There are quite a few of them My favorite part is how Basu s writing cleverly inverts tropes and stereotypes, turning them upside down The language itself is evocative, without trying too hard, and features sly turns of phrases, witty references and jokes, and a very authentic, mature Indian voice that isn t insecure of its identity The characters are mostly well written, choosing what they choose for complex reasons that keep changing as they process their new powers If that sounds interesting to you, do check out Basu s Gameworld Trilogy, which starts with The Simoqin Prophecies It features his signature aversion to tropes, as well as his influence from Indian themes Now for the negatives This book gets quite meandering after the first half or so, and the plot goes around in circles before ending with one of the worst endings I ve ever read in a book that isn t otherwise horrible A lot of the characters barely feature in the story for a few pages, and you wonder what was th...


  4. says:

    I tried I really did Thrice Stopped at the second chapter on the first try Couldn t go past the 25% mark on my third try I give up.The story is about a bunch of people getting superpowers based on their heart s deepest desires, all because they happened to be on a certain British Airways flight There s a villian trying to kill em all of course there is and an undecided character who might be a friend or a foe I stopped reading before this was revealed, perhaps This whole plot sounded very interesting, but once I got reading it just couldn t keep me interested There were a lot of things happening, true, but it was very insipid and bland for want of better words It was dry I wasn t looking forward to turning the pages.So I gave up I loved Simoquin Prophecies, but this one just...


  5. says:

    Of late I seem to be rather adept at finding and reading lacklustre books Here is another one with a terribly disjointed storyline and droll attempts at humor.A review is beyond me for I cannot think up of anyt...


  6. says:

    At the moment superheroes are hip and smart Films such as the rebooted The Amazing Spider Man due any time now as I type , Iron Man the third instalment now being filmed and The Dark Knight also the third incarnation of the Nolanverse Batman due this summer are all current The Avengers is one of the biggest grossing movies of all time TV series such as Heroes and Alphas have raised the awareness although admittedly, in the case of Heroes, crashed and burned in the end In text, George RR Martin s Wild Cards series has had a rebirth, and books such as Michael Chabon s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and Austin Grossman s Soon I Will Be Invincible seem to have tapped into this zeitgeist.In such a fervent atmosphere, I think Samit Basu s novel Turbulence will be enormous.It is, unabashedly, a new style modern superhero novel with a distinctive twist It is also current, smart, energetic and a sparkling read.The story s setup is fairly simple On a plane journey from London to Delhi, Aman Sen and his fellow passengers 403 of them experience something strange and the result is that everyone who disembarks in Delhi has superhuman abilities Each one is different Aman s skill is the ability to access global communication networks without equipment Others on the plane have similar strange power...


  7. says:

    Review originally posted by me on UK Turbulence is a book about super humans Now I m the kind of person who likes his super humans confined to comic books and movies, so from the idea of a superhero novel is foreign to me, as such reviewing one is equally foreign so I ll start from the beginning.As with many books I find that the front cover provides me with no information about what I am about to read It does however contain a quote you ll demand a sequel Ben Aaronovitch I haven t the faintest idea who that man is, but I share the sentiment I hereby demand a sequel So if the cover puts you off, ignore it, you re missing something good.So onto the book This book has an interesting take on superheroes In a set up some may find familiar from the TV show heroes seemingly random people gain seemingly random powers and proceed to do things with them However, UNLIKE the heroes, this book handles the subject well The characters are likable Their reactions to things are believable Their powers make sense.We learn early on that these powers come from whatever the person wanted Specifically, what they dreamed about It was interestin...


  8. says:

    An unlikely combination of engaging humour and a juvenile story.Mr Basu s writing is witty and humorous, and very refreshing to read It is really unique irreverent, sharp, and demonstrates an understanding of the melting pot that is contemporary India I really enjoyed the first few chapters Really did Till the story kicked in.Think of Wodehouse, for instance The story in any of his novels is incidental A mere pretext, a place holder for his writing It is his writing that one really enjoys Mr Basu must sti...


  9. says:

    Will it all end, as eighty years of superhero fiction suggest, in a meaningless, explosive slugfest Yes Yes it will.I like the idea of this book a non US centric take on the superhero myth, challenging the way the world is set up to work, etc And for the first couple of chapters, I hold out hope that it ll be a fun ma...


  10. says:

    Should ve been a graphic novel


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