Demons in my Mind – Review

Book: Demons in my Mind Author: Aashish Gupta Year: 2017 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ We took a long break from our regular reviewing and, after a year, we think it's time to get back to business.   I would like to begin the year of with one of the three Indian writers we read this year.... Continue Reading →

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Book List 2017

Psychoanalyst Adam Philips, in his book 'In Praise of Missing Out' writes at length about what we, in our times, call the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). A pithy yet acutely diagnosed uneasiness of our times exacerbated by the social media and the glorious lives we're all trying to live. Yet we agree that routine... Continue Reading →

Book List 2016

Keeping in with tradition here's the list of books read the Bookhad admins this year. It was a conscious effort to read books by various countries because there's so much more to literature than the Western canon. Therefore, this year's Bookhad book list is arranged by country. We've also thrown in a couple of short stories... Continue Reading →

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared – Review

Book: The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Author: Jonas Jonasson Year: 2009 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ There are only two things I can do better than most people. One of them is to make vodka from goats’ milk, and the other is to put together an atom bomb. The book was suggested,... Continue Reading →

Doctors – Review

Book: Doctors Author: Erich Segal Year: 1988 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ A real physician almost never seeks another doctor’s help. For they all are painfully aware of just how little anybody understands about curing the sick. When I read The Class (which is awesome, by the way) a few years ago I was a little shocked that a 500... Continue Reading →

Habibi – In Pictures

Book: Habibi Author: Craig Thompson Year: 2011 Bookhad Rating: -- Departing from the usual review format, this post will not delve into the merits and pitfalls of reading a novel and its larger social context. Instead, we're going to give you a series of reasons to decide for yourself if you want to read this massive... Continue Reading →

The Spice Box Letters – Review

Book: The Spice Box Letters Author: Eve Makis Year: 2015 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  When Eve Makis was writing The Spice Box Letters, her literary agent left her because the agent believed, "No one cares about the Armenian genocide." It's rather ironic the scant storytelling of the Armenian genocide in popular literature given that it is... Continue Reading →

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Review

Book: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Author: Ken Kesey Year: 1962 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ He knows that you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy. I couldn't find a better, more apt, description of Randle Patrick McMurphy, the... Continue Reading →

Brave New World – Review

Book: Brave New World Author: Aldous Huxley Year: 1931 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ "All right then," said the savage defiantly, I'm claiming the right to be unhappy." "Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat, the right to be lousy; the... Continue Reading →

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