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on 14 August 2012
Samit Basu's 'Turbulence' follows the story of Aman Sen, who after boarding a flight, has acquired along with the other passengers, super powers (his being the ability to connect to anything with a wireless connection). Sen then forms a band of heroes to stop crazed-villain Jai, an air force colonel with super-powers, in a classic battle of good against evil.

'Turbulence' is a wonderful novel. It's rich detail and clever take on an Indian superhero as opposed to the All-American superhero we've come to know, is incredibly refreshing. In a genre that can get repetitive quite easily, 'Turbulence' is enough to make you rethink your expectations.
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on 5 August 2012
Turbulence is a super hero read based on the Indian sub-continent which attempts to answer the question, what would you do if you were suddenly given super powers? Do you continue life and ignore it or do you save the world? Samit Basu answers these difficult questions in a simple down to earth way with all its characters battling against these questions. Inevitably there is always one who wants to take over the world and people who fear the unknown. Therefore while facing the difficult questions, there is the constant danger of fighting others and keeping yourself and your identity safe.

I enjoyed the accurately descriptive nature of the locations and culture of the different places within the book, which enabled the book to have a realist feel. This is a fast moving book, which gives the characters little time to reflect and react to the changing circumstances surrounding them.

All in all this was a easy going read that kept me hooked, particularly as with all super hero films, TV and books, is how can it end? For these reasons alone, I am looking forward to the next instalment. Fast paced, well written and easy to swallow, do not get put off by the super heroes.
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on 5 August 2012
Buy this book!
I love superhero films, and the origins of superpowers.
I'm not a comic book guy though, I love regular novels/ books. I'm a Lit guy.
And this is a fantastic book.
Great story, great development.
For every concept it touches upon in opens up 5 more questions.
Really looks at how people would actually react to gaining superpowers.
Love the characters, love the plot, love the writing, love the book!
Buy it and enjoy.

Ps India is definately the perfect setting for superheroes, can't wait for more!
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on 3 February 2013
Nothing original and not that well written. Read Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny much better a sf classic and on a similar vein
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on 30 December 2012
Enjoyed the new twist on the superhero storyline and look forward to the sequal. . . . . . .
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on 6 October 2014
Really enjoyed this book , just started the second one . I hope there is a third book
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