Saturday, 16 August 2014

Book Review - Mortality (15/8)

Mortality[I know, this isn't the usual type of  books I review, but thought I might just share some of my thoughts on this book.]

If you had 18 months to live and the world at your feet, what would you say to a ready audience? Within this book Christopher Hitchens share his last thoughts with the world, after he diagnosed with oesophagus cancer.

Each chapter is written very well, although there was not a particular direction as a whole, but it was generally based on his experiences and musings as he journeyed through his battle with cancer. You can still read his attacks against religions, especially Christianity in one or two of the chapters, but generally these are rather mild as compared to his previous writings.

It does bring across a very strong sense of Christopher’s understanding of his own morality, as the title of the book suggests. Christopher writes very honestly (maybe sometimes, a bit too honestly) as you always see this in his writings, and this is no exception. It’s a quick and enjoyable read, every chapter is very readable, some will enjoy it, some might not, but it wouldn't be a waste of your time (even if you don't agree with everything he has said).

Rating: 4/5

If you're interested, you can get it here, and here (free international shipping), Kindle.