I'd have given this book two and half stars instead of three if I could have. The plot didn't seem quite as cohesive. Nothing would ever be the same after that. But with each step he takes, he finds helping some means harming others, playing with lives, making huge, potentially disastrous decisions. The GameWorld trilogy has been widely well reviewed and all three books have reached Indian best-seller lists. I look forward to more from this talented author. How long will the file be downloaded? Just to make things worse for Uzma, it seems somebody has started to hunt down and exterminate the supers.
I found out that it was a sequel to another book Turbulence, which I didn't know. They are laugh-out-loud, brimming with gleeful inventiveness, with terrific characters and a great, utterly ridiculous, explosive plot. In an epic adventure that spans from New York to Tokyo and involves an army of supers, a giant Mech warrior, a billionaire with a vendetta against metahumans, and an 11 year old boy with the powers of God, the fate of the world has never been more dire. Really bonkers enjoyable genre fict I raved about the first of these, , and this is just as much fun. The separateness or not of the Tias, for example.
Also, there was a character in this book, Jason, I had no idea what his superpower was until two-thirds of the way through the book and someone actually said what it was. I expected more than this. Nevertheless, Basu doesn't lose the reader or make us feel betrayed -- the characters have a consistent internal arc in their development, and I appreciate the ways in which they're really thought through. When I wrote Turbulence, I wanted to write something set in the world we live in, the here and now. The underlying question about how to handle life in a world where unpowered humanity is seen as little more than breeding stock for the superpowered to have their way with is not completely answered, but the book is a fun adventure that at least shows people grappling with the problem. Reviewed by Fall 2014 Disclosure: This article is not an endorsement, but a review. Each episode ended with a simple message.
It can be hard to balance this kind of grey-area-morality and depth with the sense of fun, lightness and wonder that makes superhero stories so great, but the author manages it here perfectly. Only look out for falling buildings, animated statues, monsters with poisonous flatulence, and the possibility of at least a third book to come! I never read that book and I feel it did little to hinder my understanding or enjoyment of this novel. This is common in the superhero comics to which Basu is obviously paying hommage, but a little disappointing in novel format, where one tends to be more emotionally engaged. Really bonkers enjoyable genre fiction, giving the reader a thoroughly good time, with huge body count and some fun twists. I think this was largely because so many of the characters from the other book were dropped in favor of the new ones. Powers are often used as jokes, pop culture references, or comments on human behaviour and quirks, as well as ways to add tension and action. Good and bad are still just as mixed up and uncertain, in fact even more so, and what makes things brilliant is that most of the main characters are really trying to do what they think is right.
The pace if fast, you bounce from one corner of the world to the other. The characters are as varied as the super powers personal favorite: Uzma's Voice , you don't have several cookie cutter heroes. I don't understand why they aren't massive. Then something happens in Chapter 11 that changed the make up of the book and things got interesting. This book picks up the story a little down the road from the end of Turbulence, and it's every bit as zinging.
It had some glorious comic-bright battles, larger than life, where I could see the 'Zap! If you can get through the first half of the book, the payoff is phenomenal. The book ends with quite a few loose ends, so let's hope he's writing a fitting end to the trilogy as w The sequel to the magnificent Turbulence doesn't quite hit the highs of that, but is entertaining nevertheless. S Serving as a deconstruction of the superhero genre as much as a celebration of its various tropes, Resistance is a closer examination of the impact superheroes would have on reality. Basu is also a comics writer. However, I found myself both overwhelmed and somewhat bewildered - kaiju and mecha and giant Anime warriors and jetfighters and and and. He is also the author or co-author of several India-themed graphic novels.
After receiving a copy of Resistance from Titan Books, I delved into the story. The underlying question about how to handle life in a world where unpowered humanity is seen as little more than breeding stock for the superpowered to have their way with is not completely answered, but the book is a fun adventure that at least shows people grappling with the problem. The action sequences are great, the political machinations fun. Uzma and Tia were brilliant here and were my favourite characters in the book, and I thought the author did a fantastic job of exploring all the characters in more depth, including some who had felt a bit two dimensional to me in the first book. A supporting character in India is also introduced that is completely fascinating. And how far would you go to stop them destroying it? What is their place in all of this? He declines because he has a big This is a sequel to Turbulence.
Would the book live up to the original. His initial projects with Virgin Comics were 3- 10 and based on the Panchatantra. But in the end, they all must come together to stop a great disaster from destroying London. It's slogging through those pages that makes things rough. I won this on Goodreads Giveaway and it sounded great but it was really hard to get through the majority of the story. Fresh, exciting heroics with a serious spine. You think you know which way the story will go and then it takes you in a completely different direction.