Thursday, 6 April 2017

BOMBER BOY: RISE OF THE UNDERWEAR BOMBER






ONE READER SAID “I WISH MORE OF MY COMPATRIOT AFRICANS WOULD READ THIS!”
WE WOULD LIKE MORE OF OUR READERS AND REVIEWERS TO SEE THIS BOOK AS MORE THAN JUST A STORY.

WE WOULD LIKE THEM TO TAKE A MOMENT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SERIOUS ISSUES BROUGHT UP IN THIS BOOK, PARTICULARLY THE ISSUE OF FORCEFUL ISLAMIZATION OF AFRICA THROUGH TERRORISM.

WITH TIME, WE WILL GET THERE.

BUT FOR NOW, WE ARE QUITE HAPPY TO SHARE THE FOLLOWING REVIEWS!


JASEY JADE, A READER FROM THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS HAS THIS TO SAY:
I have never read a book about terrorism before so I gave this one a try. I read it in one day as it's a very short story about a boy named Omar Farouk, a terrorist that isn't really 100% behind a mission he has to complete and the situations that he has to face because of that mission. I didn't get bored of it as I wanted to know how his journey will proceed especially being part of The Brothers, the terrorism team.

The story-line was good although the ending was a disappointing. It didn't flow with the vibe that the book gave me as a reader. The book is very "calmly" written. So the intensity of the story can be felt, but very lightly because of writing style- in a good way.
So I didn't like the ending, which was like a sudden happy sentence at the end after a sad news was revealed. The ending could've been so much better. Something that could keep the intensity going.

SHE DOESN’T HAVE ONLY NICE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT BOMBER BOY, TO READ THE FULL REVIEW YOU SHOULD CLICK HERE. http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1566799171?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1

NEXT WE HAVE DAVID BAIRD, A READER FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND HE HAS THIS TO SAY:

First let me tell you terrorism isn’t something to take lightly.. and I feel the author did well to do the subject justice. The book is from the potential bombers perspective which I thought gave a twist on other tales I’ve read on a similar topic.

The main character is Farouk, as you read the book I felt he’s a man being torn up inside.. not knowing which side is right or wrong.

Overall it was an interesting read and it does make you think about the motives behind events such as this.. things aren’t always as straight forward as they seem
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NEXT WE HAVE CHERYL M.M, ALSO FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM. SHE HAS THIS TO SAY:

In light of recent terrorist attacks in the last few months and indeed in the last few decades the premise may seem a little forward thinking. However the reality is even the terrorist has a voice, and this story is looking at it from a perspective other than that of the victims.

Farouk is planning to kill a plane load of innocent people. Why? Because they are infidels of course. Does it matter whether he has his reasons for doing so?

Pius starts out strong, but tapers off towards the end. I would have liked to have seen him explore the thoughts, mindset and interactions of the terrorist. How one minute Farouk is the friendly compassionate conversationalist to the people around him and then in his head Farouk the murderer-to-be is having an entirely different conversation.

Bomber Boy starts off as an ambitious idea, but it seems a little rushed. The difficulty with a novella is that it needs to draw you in and keep you there without having the advantage of the full length novel to do so.
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NEXT IS A VERY WELL ARTICULATED REVIEW FROM NEATS, A READER FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM. THIS REVIEW IS SO GOOD I PERSONALLY THINK THE REVIEWER WAS ONCE WITH THE DAILYMAIL. ANYWAY, HERE ARE HER THOUGHTS ON THE SUBJECT:

Bomber Boy is a novella which was initially intended to be a short magazine or radio feature and broken down into episodes it's a quick read.
Farouk Omar Muttab is a terrorist and when we first meet him he's just pressed the switch to trigger his bomb whilst travelling on Northwestern Airlines Flight 253. Fortunately for the other passengers onboard, the bomb fails to detonate and the flight lands safely but unfortunately for Farouk, it means he won't be going to heaven but he will be in serious trouble with the people who hired him.

This is a satirical, current story about the War Against Terror from the point of view of a would be terrorist and is quite humorous in places. The plot moves quickly enough to hold your interest and it's an interesting read that will leave you with several topics to contemplate.

With kind thanks to author Ike Pius for the review copy.

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AND TO WRAP UP THIS POST, LET US TAKE A REVIEW BY POPULAR AND INFLUENCIAL BLOGGER SARAH HARDY. THIS WOMAN IS INFLUENCIAL THAT IT WAS HER REVIEW THAT BROUGHT IN INTEREST FROM MANY OF THE OTHER REVIEWERS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM.

SHE HAS THIS TO SAY:

I was actually approached by the author himself through my blog to see if I would be interested in reading a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.

I don't mind admitting I was a bit sceptical to whether or not it would be something I would be interested in reading but after reading the description and some other reviews I thought I would give it a go.

Bomber Boy is a short story which was originally intended for a magazine. I have read many books where terrorism features as the main storyline but I have never read a book which has been from the prospective of a terrorist. Saying this though I don't think the main character, Farouk is fully committed to the idea either. There are parts of the book which I found to be quite humorous and later on ironic. Even though terrorism is something certainly not meant to be taken lightly I think the author is trying to give a slightly different approach to the subject.

Overall it is an enthralling read though slightly let down by the ending but I certainly would recommend this book to fellow readers and I would certainly read more by the author.

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Friday, 1 November 2013

                                                   The Book Of Freedom

The Book of Freedom

You are fortunate who would read this. This is exactly what they don't want you to know. The moment you read this your eyes are bound to be opened and you are bound to become like God; knowing good and bad.

1. Religion- the bane of the world. The reason for the inquisitions, a cause of the holocaust, and of constant wars.

2. Oh religion! Who invented thee?! A sick mind surely had he who who brought war between the followers of Allah and Yahweh!

3. Blessed is he that hath not the burden of religion. How clear his mind would be! Without hate. Without bias. Without a reason to want to kill.

4. Oh religion! You whore!! You gladly bed the nation's rulers. You fill their ears with hateful bile. You fill men's hands with blood, and their hearts with all that's vile.

5. In the East you are a prophet, in the West you are a pope. Yet your trademarks are never different: sorrow, tears and smoke.

6. Oh religion! Oh religion!! Who will save the world from thee?! Who will save the men and women who you force to slave for thee?

7. Come quickly oh promised Messiah, sent by God to make us whole. You who will rid us of this monster and make us live in peace again.

Amen!














 Author-Ike Pius

Publication date-25th April 2013

Genre- Thriller

Book description- 300 passengers. One plane. One bomb. One switch. Welcome to the fast moving world of advanced terrorism where Jihadists in Oman or Afghanistan can blow up buses, trains, and planes in New York, Madrid, or London-without even going there. This is not the world of the future; it is our world as it is! A world unpredictable, unforgiving, and deadly. Despite what we may want to think, there are many Farouks all around us. Every moment is a potential news story or paper article. All it takes is the snap of a man's fingers, and .....BOOM!!

"Hello, is that the police? I would like to report that there is a bomb
on Flight 253. I put it there."


Hold on to your hat! What you have just read is an excerpt from my new

super thriller
Bomber Boy: Rise of The Underwear Bomber.

Have you ever wondered why terrorists do what they do?


Then why don't you check Bomber Boy? Prepare to be blown away!


reviews

Want to know what people have been saying?

 Stephanie Underwood says: Bomber Boy was sent to me by Ike Pius himself, its different to what I have ever read, firstly its only short story, which is a first for me since I always get too attached to a book and hate for them to finish so suddenly. Secondly the genre is not something I would normally read, but I actually did enjoy it and would read more thrillers after this one.

Normally with short stories I find that I get into them and by the time i’m really enjoying it, the book has ended! Bomber Boy could have been a bit longer and continued with the story more, I would have loved for it to be longer and have more character development with Farouk. This book was really interesting and intense as it relates to similar events that happen today with terrorism. I have always found this topic very interesting  in the sense of how a terrorist actually thinks and feels about the things they are doing, Bomber Boy explains this a little which is really interesting. As David Bright said it is written like a true terrorist and it actually is! So even though Bomber boy is only a short story Ike Pius has done a really good job the only thing that could have been different is the more background knowledge on the characters and if the story was longer that would have been awesome!
I will defiantly be reading more of Ike Pius’s stories and hopefully some more reviews of his books! Im going to give Bomber Boy 4/5 for the reasons i’ve mentioned above. I think this story is great for anyone who loves thrillers or has a general interest in terrorism and war, it really is interesting to read a story based on this.


Queen Of Spades says: Hi, No Labels here, to give my thoughts on Bomber Boy!
Have you ever had an instance when you were given something to do and things don’t go exactly as planned? This is exactly what happened to the main character, Farouk Omar Muttab, in “Bomber Boy.” The mission he was given on a flight headed towards the United States goes horribly wrong. This story is a journey about how he copes with the aftermath of this fluke.
I liked how much detail the writer went into in regards to Farouk’s thought processes, especially when the event that was supposed to take place fell through. The reality of having no back up plan and the uncertainty of what to do next.
The character also seemed very prepared in regards to the things he would say to blend in on American soil, claiming to be a writer in search of a story. It was as if the writer studied the framework of how someone would think if he were truly doing something this dangerous in nature.
Some extra eyes could have been used on the work for proofreading (detail of this is pointed out in Mr. Controversy’s review), but the way the story was broken down made for a very easy read. The action spiked in just the right parts, and I found myself greatly anticipating what was to happen next.
The ending was not fully what I anticipated, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I believe Farouk ultimately got his wish and his family was able to live without worrying backlash based on the mission failure.
Despite touching on sensitive matters, Bomber Boy is a very exciting read that gives an interesting perspective and some things to think about. I could envision this being a conversation piece not just with those close to you but others in reference to world affairs.
The Verdict

8stars


Graeme Roberts says: Bomber Boy: The Rise of The Underwear Bomber deals with the controversial subject of terrorism in a mature and sensitive manner.  The tale is a spin-off from Ike Pius’ novel The Paradise That Was (which I haven’t read but intend to soon) but it stands alone as an impressive short story.

In the post-9/11 world, few narratives have dared to explore the perspective of a terrorist, but Bomber Boy breaks that mould.  At times it reminds of the acclaimed movie Zero Dark Thirty, but comes from a drastically different angle.  Where the western view is presented, it is in the form of news reports - faceless, robotic, biased and eager to ignore the individuality of those outside its societal ideals.  This is subtle satirical tactic is both clever and effective.

Particularly profound are the descriptions of Nigerian culture, which continue the project of Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie of reclaiming a culture too often misconstrued by western discourse.  The direct and frank comparison of American and Nigerian food illustrates this excellently.

The writing is not always polished; the dialogue varies in quality and the descriptions - especially of actions - are often plain and repetitive.  But there is potential in abundance, as evidenced by Pius’ delicate approach to the intriguing subject matter and his ability to chronicle the small but telling details. 
My Rating: ★★★★ 4/5 Stars

Full Review At:  http://thegraemerobertsblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/friday-fiction-bomber-boy-by-ike-pius.html


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