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Musing on Mortality

Advantages: Sharp, incisive and insightful words from a man facing death
Disadvantages: May well offend the type of people who hated him whilst he was alive

What does a writer do when he's dying? He writes - of course I am rather ashamed that I didn’t discover Christopher Hitchens until it was in many respects ‘too late’. I had read reviews of some of his books and I knew he was someone I ‘ought’ to read ...

koshkha 27.12.2012 · Read full review
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A Polemist Remembered

Advantages: Not too morbid - some lighter moments
Disadvantages: The sad loss of Hitchens

Publishing House: Twelve Date: Sept 2012 - - - Blair Hitch Project Memoirs are like buses when it comes to Christopher Hitchens - you get three all at once - 'Hitch 22' - 'Arguably' and 'Mortality'. The book 'Mortality' coming more quickly t ...

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The Vaughn Identity!

Advantages: Ok read for cricket fans!!
Disadvantages: Statistics

Most of the time there are only two types of cricket autobiographies in the shops - the boring ones that reel off the player’s stats and triumphs and try not to offend fellow pros by being too opinionated (Monty Panesar), and the ones that let it all hang ...

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Review of Michael Vaughan: Time to Declare - My Autobiography - Michael Vaughan

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Someone Worth Meeting

Advantages: A readable and inspiring story
Disadvantages: Not to most likeable of characters

Stories of violence based around the East End of London and Essex always seem to be popular. Fearing the public don't want too much to do with the harsh realities of a tough life, films like "The Krays" tend to make that world seem more glamorous than it ...

Soho_Black 31.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Meeting the Guv'nor - Alan Mortlock

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