Author: Nishant Joshi
No. of Pages: 170
The blurb of the book says:
Will they be able to finally return to their own time?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
“I am a final year engineering student of Electronics and Telecommunication at Mumbai University. I was born in Lucknow, U.P and since my father had a transferrable job, we migrated to various cities. From Lucknow to Bhubneshwar, then to Kanpur, then Delhi, then again Lucknow and then, finally to the city of dreams Mumbai. I have grown in an era that was full of science fiction elements be it television cartoons like Shaktiman and Dragon Ball Z, films like Spiderman and Star Wars or the never ending list of science fiction computer games. Seeing this, I was greatly inspired by them but was unhappy about not finding anything as such in my own country except a handful of such things but which were completely restricted only to epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. Would you call them Science fiction!?! Therefore, I set out on my journey to pen down sci-fi novels since our country is literally void of it. Even if you see other countries, the biggest business comes out of science fiction be it novels, films or computer games as compared to India where love and romance is the only thing. Lame isn’t it!!! The taste of especially the youth of our country is very different and the wise will see that it’s bending towards science fiction. Thus, I feel impelled to contribute as much as possible to science fiction which is going to be the landmark and milestone of the present and the coming future.”
Writing: Plain and ordinary.
Plot: Three loser friends travel back in time and recreates history.
Reading the book, I felt as if the author had some story-idea in his mind and he just vomited out his thoughts on paper. Not one character was properly thought out or introduced. The three friends were construction workers earning ninety rupees a day, ate only vada-pavs but had android cellphones. It was never really explained why they had to leave home. As the story began, immediately they traveled back in time through a portal. The threesome did a lot of irritating crying and hugging. They could execute their plans immediately and very easily; “I somehow did it” but never explained how. The book was like movie with a really bad script, anything and everything was happening.