jxp05j’s #CBR5 Review #1: Mortality by Christopher Hitchens

MORTALITY by: Christopher Hitchens

This book represented a departure from my recent book selections (mostly light fiction).  The book is rooted in Hitchens’ fight against cancer.  In a series of essays dispatched from “the land of tumorville”, Hitchens explores what it means to be dying, both to one’s self and externally.  His wit and candor are evident in every entry in the book.  The final chapter of the book, consisting simply of a collection of short notes quickly jotted down shortly before his death, is particularly moving.

I cannot recommend this book enough.  It is a short book that is worth taking time to slowly read and contemplate.

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