Seun Odukoya’s BOOOOOM Novel: What I Think.
Let me start with this: do not judge BOOOOOM by its cover. Neither should you judge it by the word of the writer, Seun Odukoya (of Saving Dapo).
Contrary to what I suspect most people would think BOOOOOM is about, namely: an explosion and the unravelling of the mystery behind it, the book is not that. BOOOOOM is a story primarily focused on the lives of people caught in a bomb explosion that occurred at Sunshine Bus Stop in Lagos State.
It begins with a newspaper report of the explosion which insinuated that the primary suspect was a woman in hijab clothing ‘carrying a parcel’.
That set the tone for a story one would expect to be investigative in nature, but save for a couple of eyewitnesses interviews with a photographer, a park restaurant operator (mama put), an okada man and one of the victims’ friend, the rest of the…
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