Gerry Canavan

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Bad Timing

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And I thought I was Zeitgeist Man:

The bookselling giant Waterstone’s yesterday pulled advertising for a new novel about suicide bombers creating mayhem in London.

The book, called Incendiary, was published on Thursday, the day all-too real bombs hit London.

The book’s author, Chris Cleave, 32, a first-time novelist, said the timing was “macabre and a horrible coincidence”.

The premise of the novel, set a few years in the future, is a suicide bomber attack on Arsenal’s new stadium, a couple of miles from King’s Cross.

But maybe it’s for the best:

The novel is formed as an open letter from the woman to Osama bin Laden. “It’s really a book about love in a time of terror. Her theory is that she can make Osama stop if she can make him understand for one second what it is to love…”

Uh, yeah. Right.

Written by gerrycanavan

July 12, 2005 at 1:27 am

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