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Death, I learned, is saramaho more fascinating as a person than a concept. I think it’ll be worth the effort. Many of his sentences are written in a style almost akin to stream of consciousness. We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. Should be interesting to share what we glean from it. What a disaster of a world is made in the first pages.

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Amo a Saramago, he sido desde siempre su fiel lectora. View all 9 comments.

Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. One gets the sense of a writer simply exploring a premise with great freedom and a lack of embarrassment. Then about two-thirds into the book, death intermitenciaz takes another entity, from a formerly conceptual standpoint we are gradually introduced to death personified.

The following day, no one died.

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View all 25 comments. Jason I’ve heard good things about Saramago.


When taken away, as in this book, it poses doubts about life, aaramago humanity, trivializes love, destabilizes our economy, and mocks our fear of an integral aspect of our nature. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book is actually divided in three phases.

Unexpectedly human, one would think. 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.

With a macro narrative that detailed events of a nameless monarchial country, more interested in industries than people, it offered an interesting enough chronicle anchored on the premise that death evaded all the inhabitants of a single country at the impetus of a new year.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Every time death sends him his letter, it returns. Mysteriously, at the stroke of midnight of January 1, no one in the country can die any more. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer.

To some degree maybe the parts, the consonantiaas Aquinas would have put it, are better than the integritasor the whole. He is poking around, trying to kick up a worthy subject from under the dust, and it is clear from this haphazard approach that he really has no idea of the direction the novel will take.

There are no characters, or barely, it is all situations. Anyone with an imagination. The book ends, as it began, by stating that no one died the next day. The last third of the novel flashed by me. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. And the strangest love story begins, having nudged the meandering weary satirical narration out of the way.


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The surprising strangeness of the second half of the novel justifies the meanderings of the first. And so I stand by my 5-star rating from a year agoand begin a desperate hunt for more Saramago books.

And his gentle irony accepts the fact that we all lie by inevitable omission every time we utter a sound. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It flows surprisingly well. Update 2 This book is unique. View all 11 comments. Because the guy who wrote this book has received a Nobel Prize in literature for a reason. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. interimtencias

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Eternal life, the eternal dream. Perhaps it too can be embraced in life. I am on page 70, does this book get any better, or does it keep going on in this vein?

I came to steal your heart.