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The Basis: A story of Parallel universes flavored with Buddhist cosmology

The Basis is indeed a rear masterpiece. Mathematics, quantum physics,  Buddhism, fiction it has got it all. The story takes you through an exciting experience from the very beginning to the end. That is what I love the most in this book. It never gets boring.

The basis is simply an amazing story that oscillates between fantasy and reality.

Tarantinoland, the city in which the story happens is almost like a modern Sri Lanka. A dystopian society in the middle of a war in which law and social ethics deteriorate and people are unexpectedly murdered. One day a person comes to meet Mr.Lankathilaka who lives in this city, asking him to be a ghostwriter. To write a story about a parliament bombing. But he warns him that what he writes will exactly happen in the real world. Lankathilaka is terrified by this proposal but yet doesn’t ready to let go of the 4 million dollars he is offered to complete the book…

And meanwhile, a parallel story goes around another writer Mr Ghananatha. A woman comes to his house and threatens him saying he has written her real-life story in a book without her permission, Which is a lie according to ghananatha who swears he has never seen this lady before. And this lady claims she had to die in the exact way the character in the book dies while she is standing in front of Ghananatha alive! This leads to a theory of parallel universes explained by string theory. 

 

string theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. String theory describes how these strings propagate through space and interact with each other. And Dawson Preethi cleverly uses the Buddhist theory of 31 planes of existance including Ruupa loka, Sura Asura Loka, Deva Loka … etc to match with the string theory. The full story is divided into three main parts as Kama Loka, Rupa Loka and Arupa Loka.  

 

This book is one of the best sci-fi books I have read and it is really surprising to know that the writer is a Sri Lankan. The “inception” kind of flow makes it even better and still hasn’t failed to make it comprehensible. And the plot is mind-blowing! I think anyone who is interested in sci-fi stories would love this intellectual masterpiece.

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