Arguably - Christopher Hitchens

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  1. A collection of the great, late polemicist's sharpest, most incisive essays. Keep a dictionary to hand but a perspicacious and often witty insight into books, life and oddities. You can dip in and out, so it's a superb travelling companion. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Just got Dalrymple's Return of a King for my geburtstag and looking forward to that.
     
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  2. He did a creditable job blowing the myth of Mother Teresa.
     
  3. Odd that you should mention blowing. He writes a witty commentary on blow jobs in "Arguably".
     
  4. I will need to re-read 'The Missionary Position'. I was not aware that that was one of her skills.
     
  5. It's a shame that the wrong Hitchens was taken from us. An utterly marvellous writer and a top-notch bon f**king viveur,
     
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  6. Just a pity that "Hitch 22" is a conceit.
     
  7. Hitchens said "The four most overrated things in life are champagne, lobster, **** sex and picnics."

    The above sounds like a damned fun afternoon to me with a young lady.
     
  8. No, Peter has some very good arguments on a lot of issues. He can be as much of a pillock as Christopher was on some things, though, and as much as I admire Christopher's attitudes to religion, I think it would be a grave error to think he spoke the ultimate truth on it.
     
  9. You're right - but one could apply that to everyone (Jesus included). But he did have a splendid knack of putting prelates and zealots on the back foot and exposing their pious mendacity.
     
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