With a middle of the road rating I think it's fair to say this book is not great. Not bad but not great.While I felt that Hitchens' tone was polite the chapters did seem to repeat themselves. Where the book shone was with specific examples of religions not getting it right. The specifics in the history were new to me. It wasn't someone feeding me opinions I've already heard and sometimes share. It was Hitchens providing new information, and concrete examples to punctuate his points. I would have loved a book by him that was more history lesson and less preaching. It's science and fact that he's so fond of. Focus on that.Other than that rather large hang-up I found the book enjoyable. The author comes across as genuinely well read and well informed. And with something that is essentially a large op-ed that's a pretty big plus.