Christopher Hitchens – “Mortality”

MortalityMortality by Christopher Hitchens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“I have decided to take whatever my disease can throw at me, and to stay combative even while taking the measure of my inevitable decline. I repeat, this is no more than what a healthy person has to do in slower motion. It is our common fate.”

An amazing book from Hitchens, well written and easily read, impossible to forget. It’s a short book, yet it benefits from a slow reading. There is plenty of food for thought on the process of dying, I’d strongly recommend this book. Carol, his wife, closes out the book with an incredibly sad final chapter.

Hitchens died before the end.

Don’t we all, I suppose.

“Death has this much to be said for it:
You don’t have to get out of bed for it.
Wherever you happen to be
They bring it to you – free.”
– Kinglsey Amis

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