Having read a review of ‘Bomber Boy: Rise of the Underwear Bomber’ by Ike Pius on another blogger’s site (Sarah Hardy’s https://bytheletterbookreviews.wordpress.com/) I commented that I didn’t think this was a book for me. As a result, Ike Pius contacted me and suggested I read it and then decide. I was happy to do so.
Farouk Omar Muttab is on a suicide bombing mission to destroy North-Western Airlines Flight 253. When his bomb fails to detonate, he finds he has some serious choices to make.
The story is a quick read as it was initially intended as a magazine or radio feature and so the prose is quite sparse which adds to the effect of speed in events. This means that it feels more like a screen play than a narrative and I would have liked more development of the prose, but the story is interesting and engaging.
There are some serious themes that are obviously very close the the author’s heart and Ike Pius is not afraid to explore how we give our loyalties and our lives to a variety of causes. As a result of ‘Bomber Boy: Rise of the Underwear Bomber’ the reader is challenged to question their own attitudes and beliefs.
I felt ‘Bomber Boy: Rise of the Underwear Bomber’ has real potential and think it could be developed into a very successful full length thriller.