BOOKS

God Is Not Great

Christopher Hitchens

RRP: £6.99

1 March 2008

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843548102

RRP: £20.00

5 October 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491473

RRP: £7.99

1 November 2011

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857897152

God Is Not Great is the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Christopher Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. Above all, Hitchens argues that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, and proposes that the world might be a great deal better off without ‘him’.

REVIEWS

Do yourself a favor and skip the Dawkins and Harris; they're smug, turgid, and boring, with all the human feeling of a tax return. Read Hitchens instead... A tendentious delight, a caustic and even brilliant book... Thank God for Christopher Hitchens.Mark Warren
Esquire

Dazzling... A campaign to put this glittering anti-theist tract on the national curriculum for "religious education" should begin here.Johann Hari
Independent

Hitchens is a grand rhetorician, and his double-barrelled shotgun of a book is high entertainment... As with Voltaire, his scornful laughter is a powerful weapon.Christopher Hart
Sunday Times

The anti-religion case has never been put so well, so comprehensively or so definitively as in this razor-sharp book... Hitchens accumulates a devastating case... Outstanding.A.C. Grayling
Independent on Sunday

Christopher Hitchens is a master craftsman of argument... God is not Great is undoubtedly the most boisterously entertaining contribution to the [atheism] debate.Siobhan Murphy
Metro

God is not Great is easily the most brilliant and fascinating contemplation upon the role of religion in human society in recent times, the Das Kapital of a tolerant, if exasperated, atheism.Kevin Myers
Irish Independent