Well, we’re midway through August, so this might be the last round of US/UK reviews – once again, I’ve been incredibly lucky, and thanks everyone for your kindness. I’ll post more of these when there are enough to collect into more posts.
‘Basu manages to characterize many of them very intensely for the amount of space he had to do it. From their powers themselves to their motivations, all the superheroes and super villains were masterfully, and often horrifically or comically crafted.’ – Fortress of Solitude
‘I’m bummed that I’m just now hearing about Samit Basu and that he doesn’t already have TV shows, movie deals and graphic novels based on Turbulence and Resistance .This is a story I could return to over and over and still get the same amount of enjoyment out of it. I was especially here for the interesting women created. I would love a Tia spin-off.’ – Paper Droids
‘We knew we were going to enjoy this book immediately after reading the very first sentence: “A giant lobster rises slowly out of Tokyo Bay.”’ – Superhero Novels
‘The characters, whether human, hero, and villain, are strong and well-developed. The world they live in is clearly vast, without the details of it seeming too general or too numerous. The tone of the story is the perfect balance of witty, action-packed, self-referential, and strangely real given the premise. If there is a better series out there about post-modern superheroics, I have yet to see it.’ – Playback:stl
And now for something completely different. A few days ago, I was called in to NDTV for a panel to discuss Chetan Bhagat’s full-page TOI ad for his next bestseller. Fun was had:
And then this piece in India Today happened, when they wanted me to explain why Chetan Bhagat was Salman Khan