Christopher Hitchens' latest book, and his last unless he evolves into the literary equivalent of Tupac Shakur, concerns his death.
Mortality By Christopher Hitchens Hachette Book Group, 104 pp 473 baht at Kinokuniya
A slim volume of seven chapters plus a collection of unfinished paragraphs and thoughts, Mortality is simultaneously the easiest and hardest to read of Hitchens' books. Easiest because while his wit, insight and intelligence are still obvious, there are few of the tortuous sentences and passages he liked to show off with. Hardest because even though his brash prose, journalistic bravado and magnetic ego can be found on every page, this is clearly the work of a dying man whose powers were waning.
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