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Incendiary: A Novel

2 Ratings: 2.5
A book by Chris Cleave

An al-Qaeda bomb attack on a London soccer match provides the tragicomic donnée of formerDaily Telegraphjournalist Cleave's impressive multilayered debut: a novel-length letter from an enraged mother to Osama bin Laden. Living hand to mouth … see full wiki

Author: Chris Cleave
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
2 reviews about Incendiary: A Novel
review by . March 10, 2010
I loved Chris Cleave's Little Bee, so when my husband learned that I was meeting a friend in a bookstore, he told me I should look for Cleave's first book Indendiary and see if I'd like that too. So I looked.      Pages of compliments to the author at the start of a book do tend to have a bad effect on me. By the time I'd found the first page of writing, my bookstore coffee was cold. I almost wrote the novel off as artsy and not my style but then I stopped and …
review by . October 21, 2005
Pros: Fun language, interesting narrator      Cons: Abrupt focus shift, ending too tidy      The Bottom Line: Incendiary takes a different look at the effects of terrorism than any other novel I have read. It is readable, but has some failures common of first novels.      Incendiary is what I would call a therapy letter. The nameless narrator writes a 200+ page letter to Osama bin Laden following a terrorist attack in London that leaves …
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