Today I’m delighted to welcome Ike Pius to Me, My Books and I:
Ike Pius loves to write. But he believes that writing should not be grim and serious all the time. No matter how serious an issue is, Ike Pius finds an angle to laugh about it.
To find out more:
Where did the idea for Bomber Boy come from?
At first I was just looking to write a short series with which to promote my first novel The Paradise That Was. I wanted something I could put in a magazine, or adapt for radio. When I read about a spoilt rich kid of my age who had decided to be a terrorist, I just could not understand it. I mean he had everything I could ever ask for, and he just kind of threw it all away! I meditated over it, and the idea hit me like a punch!
How did you come up with the title?
Intuition, I think. I like to think that I am a spiritual person.
If you had to write it all over again, would you change anything?
Perhaps I would make it a bit longer. I did not realize how readers hate for a good story to end quickly.
Are there any occupational hazards to being an author?
Well, a few weeks after I published Bomber Boy I googled my name and was very suprised to see that I was being called a terrorist in some forums! And then, I sometimes worry about what the real Muslim fundamentalists would think. But I have not received any death threats, if thats what you are asking.
Paperback or eBook?
Both. Ebooks have come to stay. They are the future!
Morning or night?
Morning, definitely. Particularly early mornings when you can listen to your higher self.
Talker or Listener?
I am a listener. But I prefer to be left alone most times.
Thank you so much for being here today Ike, it was a pleasure to have you on my blog.
Now check out the book:
“The book is a satire of the life of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (also known as Omar Farouk Al Nigeri and The Underwear Bomber) In the book Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is parodied as Farouk Muttab, a Muslim youth from an extremely poor background, who out of frustration, joins “The Brothers,” a Nigerian Jihadist movement with links to “Al Khadia” (a reference to Al Qaeda).
After receiving a substantial amount of money from “The Brothers,” and lodging it into a bank with his mother as beneficiary, Farouk Muttab proceeds on a suicide mission. Farouk Muttab boards Northwest Airlines Flight 253 with the intention of detonating a bomb concealed in his underwear. The bomb, however, fails to explode, (as in real life) causing Farouk Muttab to declare that he “is screwed.”
Farouk Muttab, afraid that his family is in danger, calls the police, giving himself up. He is held and interrogated by FBI agents to whom he declares a willingness to help them bring “The Brothers” to justice.”
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