Tag: non-fiction

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens: Book Review

Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this account of his affliction, he describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around

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No One Left to Lie to: The Values of the Worst Family by Christopher Hitchens: Book Review

In No One Left to Lie To, Christopher Hitchens portrays President Bill Clinton as one of the most ideologically skewed and morally negligent politicians of recent times. In a blistering polemic which shows that Clinton was at once philanderer and philistine, crooked and corrupt, Hitchens challenges perceptions – of liberals and conservatives alike – of this

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Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy: And Other Rules to Live By by David Mitchell: Book Review

We’ve gone from UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, from horsemeat in lasagne to Donald Trump in the White House, from Woolworths going under to all the other shops going under. It’s probably socially irresponsible even to attempt to cheer up. But if you’re determined to give it a go, you might enjoy this eclectic collection

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The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice by Christopher Hitchens: Book Review

“It is past time that she [Mother Teresa] was subjected to the rational critique that she has evaded so arrogantly and for so long.” This final statement made in the Afterword of this sharp whip-crack of a book is the reason for both its existence, and the reading of its content. So often, whether we

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Non-Fiction Books TBR

The tbr list is never ending. It’s both a blessing and a curse to have so many books out there! Non-Fiction, however, is a genre I do not put onto my tbr list nearly enough. I recently thought about how I need to incorporate a little factual reading into my reading routine, so here’s a

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