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Hitch 22 by Christopher Hitchens
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Feb 12, 2011

really liked it

Owing to a typographical error in a Catalog of the National Portrait Gallery in London, Hitchens had a chance to read of himself referred to as the late Mr. Christopher Hitchens, and to come to the realization that "nothing concentrates the mind more than reading about yourself in the past tense."

It is with that well-focused mind, accompanied by considerable wit and a disarming forthrightness that this memoir has been written. But an undercurrent of personal tragedy punctuates the narrative, and in view of recent events, the numerous allusions to the prospect of his own mortality are disquieting.

Hitchens has a profound appreciation for irony, and so it was somewhat fitting, and strangely apposite that on the first leg of a long flight, while I read this book, the passenger in my adjacent seat incessantly fingered his beads and prayed; passive reading can corrupt too.
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Shilpa Havent read this book, but want to read his 'god is not great'


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