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As a rather imaginative story dealing with a very familiar yet unwelcome theme, it manages to paint death in a fair and, ironically, impersonal light without being emotional or needlessly sentimental.

His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story.

We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. He speaks directly to you as a reader and he talks at his characters in a very fatherly, loving fashion that lets you see how proud he is of his own creations.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions I would highly recommend this to any Saramago fan, and to anyone new to this Nobel laureate’s works although I think Blindness might be a better starting point. The first part of the novel is more or less Saramago’s imagination exploring all sides of his idea. The following day, no one died.


As his literature Nobel Prize attests, he knows how to write. Upon visiting him, she plans to personally give him the letter; instead, she falls in love with him, and, by doing so, she becomes even more human-like.

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I am on page 70, does this book get any better, or does it keep going on in this vein? It isn’t uninteresting but it isn’t gripping or enjoyable either.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Ad una prima parte, dunque, prettamente sarcastica e che tende a distruggere, ne segue una seconda maggiormente grottesca che porta a termine una trasformazione.

She announces, through a missive sent to the media, that lss experiment has ended, and people will begin dying again. This is an exercise in conjecture, not realism.

It makes us feel like going over and putting a hand on her hard shoulder and whispering a few words of sympathy in her ear, or, rather, in the place where her ear once was, underneath the parietal.

The author leaves no stone unturned, no question unasked, as he takes us on this strange trip. How hard can life get if she, the only with the power to kill when it pleases her, decides she likes humans more than her original form? My wife is fluent in Portuguese so she’s going to read Blindness in its native language while I read an English translation on my Kindle.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Where there are nonsensical contradictions, he is the first to point them out and laugh along with you. Feb 03, Nahed.

Las intermitencias de la muerte

My wife is fluent in Portuguese so she’s going to read Blindness in its native language while I read an English I’ve heard good things about Saramago. So death for example may be lethal but perhaps it is not morbid. Very saramgo but try as I might I am just not a fan of Saramago’s style.

JP Peste Somewhere around the middle it was boring, but then, when death becomes the main character, it became one of my favourite books. This joy is short-lived — it soon becomes apparent that the end of death presents unique demographic and financial challenges. View all 70 comments. However, I must say, death yes, without capital d is a fantastic character. In la unnamed small European country without any explanations people have stopped dying – an eternal dream come true, right?

It’s death, who is surprised at the audacity of a mediocre unremarkable middle-aged musician who refuses to die. We almost expect to see a grin on her face and the illustrator has kindly left her features blank so that we can fill in that smirk for ourselves.