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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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text 2017-02-24 23:06
Reading progress update: I've listened to 90 out of 1054 minutes.
Hitch-22: A Memoir - Christopher Hitchens

Decided to dive right into this after enjoying god Is Not Great. Fascinating so far.

 

In fact, I think his reading of this is far better than the previous book. Since this is a more personal piece, he takes his time. He doesn't read nearly as quick, avoiding that "rushed" tone. I really wished god Is Not Great was read in the same manner since I'm sure that I missed a bunch of stuff.

 

Anyway, I'm enjoying Hitch-22 right now. I think that was my point. Did I have a point? What are points? Who are you and why are you eyeing my wine collection?!?!

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review 2017-02-23 21:00
Engaging. Thought provoking.
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything - Christopher Hitchens

I'll be honest, there's not a whole lot I can add to this. And I'm afraid if I go into too much of a lengthy review on this, it might upset people. That is not at all my intent.

 

Full disclosure: I'm not very religious. Wasn't brought up with religious beliefs. I am not anti-religious by any stretch of the imagination. My feeling has always been this: If it works for you and you're not trying to force-feed your beliefs on others or using your beliefs as an excuse to cause harm to others, whether physically or mentally, groovy.

 

That being said, I really enjoyed god Is Not Great by Hitchens. I can imagine how this book would upset people. The title alone should be a pretty good indicator as if this should be something to add to your TBR pile, or dismiss it outright.

 

All I can tell you is that I enjoyed the book. And I also enjoyed listening to Hitchens read it. He reads very fast, and at times this can prove frustrating as you might end up missing a few things. A few times I found myself drifting, but for the most part I looked forward to it and regret that I finished it so quickly.

 

I cannot tell you if this is something you should read. That's always been my stance. Whether I'm reviewing fiction or not, something that's controversial or not. All I can tell you is my honest experience with the book. I really enjoyed it.

 

4 stars

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