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Christopher Hitchens: is an amazing writing.
Thus is was with great delight that I read in this book Hitchens description of the novel as one of the "Good Bad Books" of 20th century fiction.
By the end of the book, I am still not sure why Orwell matters; I guess I will just have to read Orwell to find that out.
I bought the book when it came out many years ago, but I just got around to reading it now. It seems to come from a time in Hitchens' life when he was moving away from socialism,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jimeo722
A series of essays on Orwell,covering Orwell and the Left, Orwell and The Right, Orwell and America and several other topics. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paul Rooney
I can't say that, like Orwell's essays, this was a joy to read; but if there are really people so enslaved to current groupnonthink as to suspect GO of being invalidated by the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by J
Good book on the influence that Orwell had over time. It's no hagiography in that Hitchens is willing to point out Orwell's mistakes. Read morePublished 14 months ago by BronxRev
Orwell is one of the most interesting and important writers of the twentieth century. He fought against poverty, imperialism, communism, and fascism. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Noovella
Everything from the pen of Christopher Hitchens is passionate and prone to overstatement. Why Orwell Matters is no exception. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Laurence R. Bachmann
I have lived my life always being an outsider. I don't mean that I am hated, or unaccepted by people, but never quite fitting in with a particular group of people. Read morePublished 17 months ago by shaun brammer
It's Hitchens. What can I say? Very pithy book which I would recommend accompanying with Hitchens's You Tube video lectures of the same name.Published 17 months ago by Frenchie-phile