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The last words ...,
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This review is from: Mortality (Hardcover)
I agree with Red on Black's review in its entirety and though the final thoughts and musings of CH have already been provided in Vanity Fair and in interviews he gave during his last months, Mortality is a dignified, reflective and enriching literary coda to the life of one of the most stimulating writers/columnists/polemicists of the last thirty years and more.
To those drawn to this slender volume, perhaps mainly, as a result of the recent articles/obituaries about CH - and who have not read much of his voluminous output, buy this book; it will whet your appetite for more of his stimulating and enriching works.
Reading Mortality I was again struck by an abiding sense of loss, a sense of bereavement that has endured since his passing in December, last year. Such was his uniqueness and his unfailing courage that, together with his intellect and literary talents, it is doubtful that any other writer or columnist will fill the void.
One last point, for the sake of accuracy, Amazon needs to amend the product details of Mortality. This slim volume is 106 - and not the claimed 240 - pages in length.