Not the End of the World – Review

Book: Not the End of the World Author: Kate Atkinson Year: 2002 Bookhad Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ To think that it has taken me over 12 years to pick this book seems like such an injustice. To me and to the book. Kate Atkinson is the author of the 2013 novel Life After Life which was shortlisted as one... Continue Reading →

The Sniper – Review

Name: The Sniper Author: Liam O'Flaherty Year: 1923 This is going to be rather short post, not unlike the short story that we're reviewing here. The Sniper is another one of those stories that I did in my Grade 10 for my final examination, and it was a pleasant surprise when a friend spoke about it. It gave... Continue Reading →

Of Books and Writers

I'm half way through George Orwell's Down and out in Paris and London (wait for the review) and I was disappointed when I found out that the factual accuracy of the book was under doubt. According to some, Orwell exaggerated his impoverished situation in Paris and that he willingly lived with tramps in London for... Continue Reading →

Motley March

Although this post comes a little late in the day, it has much to offer. In March, we at Bookhad decided to read short stories instead of a full fledged novel. Summer was upon us and we did some great reading. Some of it was famous, some we stumbled upon, and some quietly crept upon us... Continue Reading →

The Lotus Eater – Review

Short Story: The Lotus Eater Author: W. Somerset Maugham Year: 1935 The will needs obstacles in order to exercise its power; when it is never thwarted, when no effort is needed to achieve one's desires, because one has placed one's desires only in the things that can be obtained by stretching out one's hand, the will... Continue Reading →

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