Roger Hargreaves: Book would not be published now

Funny story written by John_L

Monday, 17 September 2012

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A Ghost, not thought to be Mr Hargreaves

Speaking through a medium 'Mr. Men' creator Roger Hargreaves said that his 1988 book 'Mr. Islamist' would not be published today.

At the time of it's first printing the book which deals with a radical Islamist drew harsh criticism from around the world. With many countries banning it even today it is still banned in India and in 'Mr. Men' box sets is replaced by the rejected 1985 story 'Mr. Nobody'.

In the wake of the publication a Fatwa was placed on Hargreaves however he died a few weeks later. Some people claim that he faked his own death to escape the threats however his planned follow up book 'Mr Ayatollah' was never published.

Hargreaves spoke to the celebrity medium Mystic Meg and started by confirming that he was indeed dead: "The rumors that I faked my death are false unfortunately. I have passed over to the other side. I can also confirm that Andy Kaufman and Lord Lucan are here. It may however surprise many that Elvis only died in 2008. He spent the last part of his life running a small hotel in Scotland."

"I am very saddened to see the continuing controversy of the book 'Mr. Islamist'. I doubt that any publisher would be able to publish a book like that today. Just last month Channel Four had to pull a documentary on Islam and poor old Salman Rushdie has been living under a fatwa for years. I actually tried to read 'The Satanic Verses' once. It sent me to sleep for a week."

Asked what he thought of the new 'Mr Men' books Hargreaves was not forthcoming. The interview was filmed as the first in a series of interviews to be conducted by Mystic Meg as part of the 'Sun's' new web TV channel. An initiative insiders are calling "A desperate measure to make people forget about Hillsborough.'

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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