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Hitchens's intellect is very powerful, his writing is unbelievable, and his life is fascinating.
This memoir, though, was a bit dryer than I would like, and while I have always been interested in Hitchens's writings, this book was quite simply, boring.
I'm not saying you'll be convinced, but I'm saying that while you're reading this book, you will at least consider the possibility.
Brilliant writer - warm, witty, erudite - everything you would expect from Christopher Hitchens. He was a politico so if you are not interested in politics it may not be your cup... Read morePublished 1 day ago by jennifer stephan
Christopher Hitchens used to emphasize his love of irony. Reading through the new preface, which was written after his cancer diagnosis, it all feels ironic -- but perhaps a better... Read morePublished 7 days ago by S. Lustgarten
an excellent view into a fascinating personality as he explored his world and the changes that he underwent. Complete with glimpses of well-known authors and world figures.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
I was a great admirer of Hitch's (for the most part), and had much looked forward to reading this memoir. There were many interesting bits, for sure, and much fine writing. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Librum
Christopher Hitchens' memoir is an autobiography that describes post-WWII England in a fascinating way. He studied at Oxford was very involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement.Published 2 months ago by Greg Hall
Words were his trade, and pungent and infuriating was his style. A bit too real for most, he transcends with his story of his Iraqi experience with a real American hero. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patrick
"Hitch22" was the finest memoir I ever read. Hitchens writing is unimpeachable. His political and social ideas amaze me with their depth and decisiveness. Read morePublished 3 months ago by melvingu