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Jeanne Fuchs, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Jeanne Fuchs)
The death of Christopher Hitchins is a great loss to people who think and love to read. This collection of essays remains entertaining, thought provoking,
and immensely engaging on a deep intellectual level. He has the perfect background in the humanities in the most essential way. His comments on the people, the works, and the authors he examines are always new and often disarming. I miss his literary presence and only wish I had known him or had been able to converse with him. The breadth of his understanding of literature, politics, and culture is all but unequaled today. I recommend him to all who love to read.

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Bethany Dotson, November 27, 2012 (view all comments by Bethany Dotson)
I found myself having to alternate between this and Judge Judy just to restore my faith in my own legitimacy as a human being--after all, I cannot quote Orwell off the top of my head, nor say something like "In case you've all forgotten, this is how [insert some "famous" essay here] starts:". Hitchens is obviously impressed with his own intelligence, and nobody's opinions, if they disagree with his own, have any merit--yet despite these annoyances, this collection of essays is undeniably informative & interesting. Make sure you have a smartphone or laptop handy to look up all the references that he's going to throw at you, but also be prepared to reexamine your own assumptions about literature, famous figures, and historical events.

The organization of this collection is superb, and probably the best value collections I've purchased in a long time. Hitchens' writing is unmatched (which, of course, he knows), and although I'd never want to have dinner with the man, he's obviously brilliant. Five stars for writing, content, style, and everything else. The only demerit point I would give is for smugness.
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ISBN:
9781455502783
Subtitle:
Essays
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
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Twelve
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Sociology -- essays.
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Anthologies-Essays
Publication Date:
20120931
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Review" by , "Anyone who occasionally opens one of our more serious periodicals has learned that the byline of Christopher Hitchens is an opportunity to be delighted or maddened — possibly both — but in any case not to be missed....His range is extraordinary, both in breadth and altitude. He is as self-confident on the politics of Lebanon as on the ontology of the Harry Potter books....I still find Hitchens one of the most stimulating thinkers and entertaining we have, even when — perhaps especially when — he provokes."
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