Amazing Ayyub, an Iranian Shi'ite skinhead, and Rabeya, a burqa-wearing punk, have kidnapped Matt Damon and are holding him hostage. They demand that Hollywood depict Muslims in a positive lightaajust one movie where we're not these two-dimensional al Qaeda stereotypes.a But Damon's concerned they're playing into that same terrorist paradigm, thereby furthering the neoconservative perception of Islam. Meanwhile, Ayyub embarks on a mission to rid the taqwacore scene of a Muslim pop-punk band called Shah 79. Along the way, he makes himself invisible, escapes punk-eating zombies in a mosque off the desert highway, and runs into some psychobilly jinns. Things turn existential when Ayyub finds himself face-to-face with his creatorano, not Allah, but the author. This riotous journey of enlightenment reads like a religious service for teenagers on Halloween. But it isn't all raucous fun; written into his own novel, the author finds he is at the mercy of his creation.... him gets your head caught up in the ropes and your ear ripped offaand onea#39;s Terry Gordy, power-bombing you onto thumbtacks. ... barbed-wire King of Death match; and, of course, onea#39;s the Rock, who cuffs your hands behind your back, then brains you seventeen ... Thata#39;d make a compelling dichotomy for some casual browser of Barnes aamp; Noble, I imagined: She wears that 146 ac OSAMA VAN HALEN.
|Title||:||Osama Van Halen|
|Publisher||:||Soft Skull Press - 2009-05-12|