The novel Advent tells about events in Ukraine. The plot of the action is the current political situation, and the characters are, among others, quite recognizable President of Ukraine, President of Russia and opposition leader Olha Volodymirivna, a prisoner of Lukianovskaia prison. But the resonance is added by the author of the novel - one of the real leaders of the real opposition Oleksandr Turchynov!
On Wednesday, December 26, at 4.00 p.m., Turchynov will present his new book at the Siaivo bookstore on Velyka Vasylkivska.
Turchynov's previous two novels Illusion of Fear and The Last Supper were not easy read - they were rather parables where the plot was secondary, and the first place was given to the author's philosophy regarding life and God. But when you open the Advent, it's hard to stop until you turn the last page, because it is the story that keeps you on the edge and thrills you. Here you will find suspense and shock, outplaying and interpretation of the most informational and cultural symbols of the era. I find it difficult to judge whether the book will become a best seller, but it is obvious that it is hard to find something so up-to-date and relevant in the contemporary Ukrainian literature not so rich in producing novels.
So, a few details. Present day. All over the world, and in Ukraine in particular, there is a growing wave of social and natural disasters. The scientists soon discover the cause: our galaxy is being absorbed by a black hole of the cosmos. End of the world is real, it is not a rumor. And according to all calculations of astronomers, the world will end in the nearest future. And everyone reacts differently to this message. Unknown sect commits the most violent and terrible crimes. The ordinary people businessmen think about making some money on the next crisis. The righteous pray for the salvation of souls. And Ukrainian opposition leaders think that Ukraine can be saved from the police dictatorship and complete marginalization of the opposition parties solely by terror. The West has seized supporting Ukrainian democracy, the protests are attended by a pitiful bunch of enthusiasts, society is indifferent, and opposition leader Olha Veronina is in Lukianovskaia prison with no chance to be released.
Therefore, the opposition is preparing assassination of the Ukrainian President. His image does contain some familiar details... And against the Doomsday, the lawlessness in the country and in the world is increasing. The catalyst of the turmoil is a new strain of flu which is a deadly and rapidly spreading infection causing certain death.
Ukrainian bureaucratic regime collapses, unable to cope with the epidemic, which is rummaging throughout the world.
And on X day the President is assassinated - his car is shot up with a grenade launcher. The President is wounded ... But here it turns out that the opposition leaders gravely miscalculated in trying to stop lawlessness with lawlessness. Power in the country is seized by a secret organization. Those unhappy are destroyed. The President, still alive is finish off right in the hospital bed by his closest associates! The opposition's attempt to bring democratic values to Ukraine through murder fails. Evil begets more evil. The opposition is banned, and using the turmoil, a powerful organization Children of Lucifer comes into power. These Children in nature and are a world government. End of the world is approaching. The Children of Lucifer seize control of the world. And anyone who wants to survive in the system is implanted a biometric mark replacing the passport and wallet directly into the body ...
This twisted plot is not rotund. It is in no way a literary trash. Yes, the dialogues are straight but the logic of presentation justifies this style. It could only be written by a man deeply familiar with the current Ukrainian realities. In addition, there was a clear communication of the Advent's philosophical lines with Turchynov's previous novels.
It seems Turchynov, who is known to be active preacher of the Protestant church, decided to find a form of preaching about the present and the future, which would be of interest not only to intellectuals but also to ordinary people far from the philosophy, mysticism and unfamiliar with politics. To sum up - I recommend reading it.
The Advent is printed in 7,770 copies. This novel has a lot of ideas that will go viral on social networks.