Practically Speaking

I just finished reading “The Incendiary,” a devastating novel by Chris Cleave, a columnist for the Guardian. It said in the book that they’d made a movie of it, and so I looked it up.

In the book, the lead character finds out that the government knew about a massive London terror bombing two hours before it happened – LIHOP (Let It Happen On Purpose), as some of us would call it.

In the movie, the lead character finds the son of the Islamic bomber. See the difference? That first movie couldn’t have gotten made, so they made the second one instead. And since only the people who read (a small percentage of the population no one pays any attention to, anyway) were exposed to the original story, no real harm done!

5 thoughts on “Practically Speaking

  1. Why do you say that the movie couldn’t be made like the book? There have been quite a number of movies made about conspiracies by governments, including the British and our own, haven’t there?

  2. This book was released the day of the London subway bombing. And while there have certainly been a lot of conspiracy movies, can you think of one big one released after 9/11? With the exception of Farenheit 911, which was a documenary.

  3. Did you typo first name, should it be Chris?

    (I noticed only after library system said no Clive Cleave as author of Incendiary or The Incendiary — double checked Amazon page – I’ve requested it, looking forward to reading it.)

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