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It is also incoherent, you could make out a few short stories within the book that are really unrelated, even though the author relates them. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The New York Times. What is up with this book?

Write a customer review. For me it’s far from the merit and any more than useless descriptions, and sloppy sentences demanding for interpretations which have nothing. Get to Know Us. Premise was interesting but impossible to focus on the story when really nothing happened for the first pages written sa approximately 6 sentences.

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I’m thinking of some of James Ellroys’s books. The Catholic Church feels threatened by this new turn of events, as the end of death would call into question one of the fundamental foundations of their dogma: This was a highly anticipated intermitencia for me, but unfortunately around 70 pages in, I folded. Conversations were the worst – a big round table discussion betwee I only made it one quarter of the way through this book. Read this under the compulsion of a book club, which goes to show you should never join anything.

Just long sentences with a few commas ending in a period. In Saramago’s world, bloviation in the soul of wit. And I absolutely hated the author’s writing style. The conceptualization is over-ambitious. It’s also about Death personified as a woman who sneers at standardized punctuation and capitalization much the way Saramago himself does and falls in love with the man she cannot kill.


The book might strike you as a short easy read, but it’s definitely not. Paragraphs run on for more than a page. This book sounded like it would be so intriguing, but I found it quite hard to follow. I feel strange giving up at this point, especially because it’s a really interesting story similar vein to a few other books I’ve read recently, but from yet another angle.

Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. 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.

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Conversations were the worst – a big round table discussion between lots of people is made up of one single sentence! But there’s a lot of paddin I loved Saramago’s Blindness, so was keen to read this. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I absolutely hated it. First released in in its original Portuguese, the novel was translated into English by Margaret Jull Costa in What about attempts by the terminally ill to emigrate? This book is an excellent reminder about why the judicious use of punctuation is important to the reading experience.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m on page 21 now and I can barely remember anything about what I’ve read. He even incorporates dialogue into the run-on sentences, using just a comma and a capital letter to distinguish speakers.

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Also, the book seems to start with the ending and work its way back. In the best cases unusual punctuation can create a flow of reading that helps you step into the emotional space of the characters. The story kept dragging on and on and on with so may useless details. Unlike Blindness, which follows the experience of a few characters, this is narrated at a significant distance. The story of a country where people stop dying, they still age, and get injured, and eventually become a lump of nonfunctional meat, but they still don’t die, however that’s supposed to make sense.


The progression of the book was extremely weird, it feels quick and intense and interesting and full of story details in two or tree pages, and then it gets extremely dull with obvious details.

What unique experiments would your nation’s scientists craft to test the phenomenon? Se resume en que un dia la gente deja de morir, despues la muerte se arrepiente y ahora intetmitencias manda cartas para avisarles que van a morir buuuuuuu. But Saramago’s great blunder is not that he takes an intriguing idea and makes a joke out of it; it’s that he takes his joke and bludgeons it with korte, rambling language.

Death With Interruptions is not merely the worst experience I’ve ever had with a novel, it’s the antithesis of my basic literary beliefs.

Many of his sentences are written in a style almost akin to stream of consciousness.

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JP Peste Somewhere around the middle it was boring, but then, when death becomes the main character, it intermitencas one of my favourite books. I am on page 70, does this book get any better, or does it keep going on in this vein?

Mysteriously, at the stroke of midnight of January 1, no one in the country can die any more. And the world’s great powers would certainly want in; they’d flood your poor country with spies and outside funding.

Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public.

Knjiga mjeseca – Smrt i njeni hirovi.