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.
Publication date-25th April 2013
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
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!
Want to know what people have been saying?
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.
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.
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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