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. 

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.





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 traveling on Northwestern Airlines Flight 253. Fortunately for the other passengers on-board, 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.











AND TO WRAP UP THIS POST, LET US TAKE A REVIEW BY POPULAR AND INFLUENTIAL BLOGGER SARAH HARDY. THIS WOMAN IS INFLUENTIAL 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 skeptical 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 story line 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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