Father of 9/11 victim reviews Locus Amoenus

Robert McIlvaine, father of Bobby McIlvaine who was killed in the lobby of the World Trade Center North Tower on September 11, posted a review of Locus Amoenus on Amazon.

Compare Mr. McIlvaine’s reaction to the book to that of another reviewer, Cal Cleary a librarian in Ohio. Mr. Cleary says that if 9/11 were an “inside job” (his words, not mine) then all the victims murdered that day “died for nothing.” In his review, summarizing the plot, Cleary writes:

“Horatio, comes to [Hamlet] with dire news: 9/11 was an inside job, and Hamlet’s father died for nothing.”  See review.

I wonder what Mr. Cleary thinks Bobby McIlvaine died for, if we believe the official narrative–if in the words of James Corbett, “19 hijackers, devout religious fundamentalists who liked to drink alcohol, snort cocaine, and live with pink-haired strippers,” orchestrated the attack without any help from the royal House of Saud, Frank Carlucci, the Carlyle Group, PTech or Donald and Dick.

Bobby’s death was a tragedy, and maybe if we take the time to listen to Bobby’s father, take the time to look into Bobby’s death, then perhaps future tragedies can be avoided. One thing is certain: Bobby did not die in order to inspire U.S. forces to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.


2 thoughts on “Father of 9/11 victim reviews Locus Amoenus

  1. Vera Pereskokova

    I’m the owner of LuxuryReading.com. Please quote reviews correctly if you’re going to do so…Mr. Cleary did not imply that 9/11 was an inside job. Mr. Cleary noted that Horatio, a character in the book, came to Hamlet (another character) to say that 9/11 was an inside job.

    1. VN Alexander Post author

      I have added the quote in question to the post above. The term “inside job” is not used by Horatio, who tells Hamlet that Claudius and the NIST team did not test for explosives at ground zero, did not provide an analysis of the actual collapse sequence, and failed to report that independent investigations did find evidence of incendiary material at ground zero. Horatio does not rule out the possibility that the incendiary material could have been placed in the building by outside agencies. In no way does Horatio imply that if 9/11 was an “inside job” then Hamlet’s father “died for nothing.” This is Mr. Cleary’s interpretation.
      I hope this clears things up.


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