Hitch-22: A Memoir

Hitch-22: A Memoir

by Christopher Hitchens
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Isles More than 1 year ago
First of all, don't be discouraged by the fact that this is a memoir. I know when you mention "memoir" to some people, they immediately think of an inessential fluff piece written by Susan Lucci. Hitch-22 is a memoir in its truest sense, filled with fascinating details and reflections of the author. Christopher Hitchens is without a doubt one of the greatest writers of modern times, and this book reveals the personal details about his life that help to put his work into perspective. Here you will learn about his parents, his youth spent at boarding school and Oxford, and his activities as a young Socialist who traveled to Cuba and took part in various protests and factory-leafletings; all of this without veering down the road of sentimentality. He is basically reporting on his own life, in classic Hitchens style. If you ever wanted to know the details behind some of his biggest controversies, they can be found here also. His reasoning is well laid out for us to evaluate. This is really the most fascinating memoir I have ever read. Hitchens is an incredible person with an incredible story to tell. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lively, honest and as always Christopher Hitchens is passionate and eloquent. Few authors have the ability to make me laugh and send me to the dictionary quite as often as the inestimable Mr. H.
ReaderPlusOH More than 1 year ago
Hitchens usually writes "over my head", but I try to understand most of his writing. Enjoyed this book, if only for the various subjects he covered and what I didn't hear or learn from the general media outlets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in and shoots Chuck i the back of the head blowin your brains out before calmly walking back out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kisses hef
steveiewoolf More than 1 year ago
This is a memoir first published in 2010. My copy is the 2011 edition that includes a forward by Hitchens having earlier that same year been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. He died in December 2011.  Christopher Hitchens was an author, journalist, essayist, pamphleteer and superb orator. His debating skills, honed at Oxford, were sharp, insightful and could leave his opponent feeling like they had undergone ten rounds with Cassius Clay. To my utter shame I didn’t start taking an interest in Christopher Hitchens and his writings until around 2005. My introduction to Hitchens was through my love of the works of George Orwell. I stumbled upon Christopher Hitchens biographical essay ‘Orwell’s Victory ’, (known as ‘Why Orwell Matters’ in the USA), in a second hand bookshop. Not only was ‘Orwell’s Victory’ a superb piece of literature and a cracking read but it had the effect of wanting to know more about Mr. Hitchens. Hitch 22 details his relationship with his parents, loving, beautiful but distant mother and uncommunicative, stoic but heroic father. Names are dropped within the book like so many autumn leaves; Salman Rushdie, James Fenton, Richard Dawkins, Martin Amis etc etc. But, this is not an attempt by Christopher Hitchens to show off or communicate to the outside world about his highly influential friends. Each name is ‘dropped’ to illustrate a point or to help frame a chapter and give it context. There have been many superlatives used to describe Christopher Hitchens, erudite, witty, passionate and rhetorically astute. It is not only hard to think of new ones but it is difficult to disagree with any of them. Hitch 22 is 422 pages of the English language in perfect harmony. His writing style is the language equivalent of the Taj Mahal or the Potala Palace in Tibet: beautifully constructed with no superfluous building materials.
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charlesMinLA More than 1 year ago
The last great writing Christopher Hitchens wrote before he passed away. The man was funny,acerbic and most of all smart. Sometimes you could diaagree with him but he was always an exciting read. A must have.
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