Book Review: Desirable Body by Hubert Haddad, or a modern-day Frankestein

In Desirable Body, Haddad tells us the story of Cédric Erg, an heir to a Big Pharma empire who has left it all behind to fight big corporate interest in his newspaper column. He’s in love with Lorna, a war journalist, but their love affair is interrupted by a terrible accident. To save his life, he must go through an experimental transplant surgery that will leave him battling to still find himself in his new body.

It is hilarious, entertaining and full of action. It is a fun read, with a deeper message about what makes us who we are and body dysmorphia without being preachy, heavy or overtly literary. I totally recommend. I’ll be reading another Haddad very soon, for sure.

Author: Carla Hafez

Reader of mostly literary fiction and own-voices fiction. Latina. Feminist. Amateur reviewer. Opinionated. Unapologetically progressive. Mom. Wife. Believer.

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