Friday, April 12, 2013

Hitch 22 - Christopher Hitchens

Not really meant for a reader like me.

The autobiography is steeped in mentions of his literary and political contacts, most of which ( yes even the literary ones, since they are the intellectual luminaries) are not familiar to me. It would really be enjoyed only by someone who's familiar with the people and literature mentioned.

There's also a lot of stuff about his political outlook, how it evolved and changed, which might also make more sense to someone with knowledge of politics.

Not much about his family, I daresay some people wouldn't like to write about their spouse and children who are still alive. much easier to write about tracing your ancient historical roots, ( which he does on his mothers side). Not much about the evolution of his atheism either.

Overall, the books still holds your attention in the way its written, notwithstanding the large vocabulary, both in terms of language and contacts.

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