Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Book Review - The Newtonian Quest - By Deepak Vidyarthi

Just after "The Left Roof", "The Newtonian Quest" by Deepak Vidyarthi is my second sci-fi fantasy this month. I am a big fan of sci-fi movies but I have read fewer books in this genre. I am glad that Indian authors are entering into this genre with something new. Talking about the first impression, I thought the book is on some nonfiction topic. It was due to cover design. I suggest readers not to ignore this book by the cover. Deepak try to work on cover design ASAP.

Book blurb
Ever wondered how were the great laws of physics discovered? Well, not all of them originated inside a four-walled lab. Some of them had more to it, a fight, a war, an epic tale of adventure behind it.

Yes! Newton, a genius scientist, must travel in time to discover the most important laws of physics and while doing so he must also learn how to fight an army of villains-hellbent on the destruction of the universe. Befriend some other legendary scientists, encounter strange life forms which he considered just a figment of his imagination and meet God- which would totally change his take on life and spirituality. 
This is an untold story of how a mere human transformed into a legend that he was. Find out how Newton unravels not only the most famous laws of physics but also some thought provoking truths of life, the mysticism of death and paradoxes of humanity.
Talking about the story, our main protagonist is Newton. Yes, you heard it right. It is time traveling fantasy of Newton. A fine day one guy came to Newton's door and asked him to accompany him to the future. Being a scientist Newton always asked for scientific explanations. Higgs explained him few things and took him to the year 2026. There he met Master Gulshafa who told him Newton is the Muksal savior. Gulshafa trained him in martial arts and meditation. Newton's journey was not easy from that point onwards. His stay with Gulshafa was very short. Soon he was sent to the year 2020 where he met another master and learned more things. The book has 4 timelines where Newton traveled and did his job.

Well, the book gave me mixed feelings. I liked many things. The concept was different (not talking about time travel) but talking about Newton as the protagonist. It is like "Lincoln a Vampire Hunter". Deepak has explained action sequences quite nicely. Newtons training may give you nostalgic feeling of watching Neo's training from Matrix movie or Goku/Gohan's training from Dragon Ball Z. While time traveling and space journey will remind you other sci-fi movies and books. In marketing, they say give a perfect bundle to the customer which they cannot refuse. The book is written for YA and sci-fi genre and the author has done quite a good job. 

Things I liked
  • Newton and other historical figures as main characters
  • Good pace. Not a single para extra. To the point. At the same time not expressed pace.
  • Action sequences
Things that could have been better
  • Cover - No doubt. Very confusing. 
  • Climax - I found it too much imaginary for sci-fi.
Over all a recommendable book to genre lover. Talking about rating
  1. Cover - 3 / 5
  2. Content - 4 / 5
  3. Characters - 3.5 / 5
  4. Storyline - 4 / 5
  5. Overall - 4 / 5
Book can be found at - Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads


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