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A Betrayal of Confidence

A Review of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens by Larry Taunton

“I HAVE WRITTEN A WICKED BOOK AND feel as spotless as the lamb,” wrote Her-man Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne, upon finishing Moby Dick. Larry Taunton in his memoir The Faith of Christopher Hichens, has written no Moby Dick, but rather a narrow, self-serving, deceptive little book. Yet, Taunton does feel quite spotless, untroubled by the fact that he has betrayed the confidence of a dying man who trusted him and is now aiming to profit by that betrayal. To the audience of Socrates in the City, his parting words were not “RIP, Christopher Hitchens,” but “Go out and buy truckloads of books.”

Thomas Nelson, 2016. 224 pp. $24.99 ISBN-13: 978-0718022174
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