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review 2017-10-05 22:12
Arguably
Arguably: Selected Essays - Christopher Hitchens

I miss Hitch.

 

I may not agree with everything he wrote, but I really miss reading his reviews and articles. There have been few other columnists that made me start lists of other books to look out for while reading the review for a new book release.

 

Hitchens was to the point, but always got there by intelligent discussion which sometimes brought out aspects that may not have been apparent from the start. 

 

Arguably is a well chosen selection of his book reviews and opinion pieces. Some may now seem a bit dated, but I rather enjoyed reading (or, in some cases, re-reading) his thoughts about current affairs of the time.

 

I really miss his columns.

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quote 2017-07-24 22:22
How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape.

—Christopher Hitchens

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text 2017-06-08 12:10
8th June 2017
Animal Farm & 1984 - George Orwell,Christopher Hitchens

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

 

George Orwell

 

June 8, 1949: George Orwell's dystopian classic, Nineteen Eight-Four, was published 68 years ago today. The popularity of the book led to our adoption of the term "Big Brother" as shorthand for a surveillance state.

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review 2017-04-25 02:54
My Favorite Classic
Animal Farm & 1984 - George Orwell,Christopher Hitchens

1984 is my all time favorite book.

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url 2017-04-21 08:51
Open thread: what books do you find most attractive in a potential partner?
Pyramids: A Novel of Discworld - Terry Pratchett
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
Hitch-22: A Memoir - Christopher Hitchens

Interesting. 


Harry Potter's series is a turn-off for men but turn-on for women? 

 

Bible is a turn-off? Sure.

 

There is a list of books that I would say a total turn-off. Twilight, 50 Shades, The Secret, Deepak Chopra, are all on the turn-off list for all gender. 

 

It is harder than I thought to name four favourite books. If I read have to, I would imagine myself stuck in an airport with a delay flight, and which 4 books would help me survive. 

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