To say that, during the past three decades, the world would have been poorer, duller and altogether a smaller place without Hitchens and his writings would be to utter a cliché of the kind he despises. It would also be true. --New Statesman
He has no equal in contemporary Anglo American letters. --Financial Times
One of the most stimulating thinkers and entertaining writers we have. --New York Times
Essays on everything... remind us what we've lost in Hitchens someone to provoke assent, outrage, laughter and thought --Sunday Telegraph
Read it you must, partly as a tribute to a great life well lived, but mainly because it is so entertaining --Sunday Times
Hitchens at his most stylish, savage, literate and brilliant --Observer
"Whether on the invasion of Iraq or the merits of Vladimir Nabokov's fiction, master controversialist Hitchens has an informed opinion. . . . Vintage Hitchens. Argumentative and sometimes just barely civil -- another worthy collection from this most inquiring of inquirers." -- "Kirkus Reviews" (starred)
"These 750 pages of bright, witty, nearly always charged reportage and argument are business as usual for one of the most lucid and humane voices of our age. . . . Purposeful and well told. . . . Here are more than 700 pages of a life lived fully through meaningful work." -- Charles Foran, "Globe and Mail"