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I am on page 70, does this book get any better, or does it keep going on in this vein? The writing style was so dense and lacked nearly all punctuation. Here, it became one of the things that irritated me. Every time death sends him his letter, it returns. This is not one of those cases. I simply found it too inaccessible. What I try to say here matters only to sarakago taste, and I’m open for the debate if someone says the book is good enough.
I admit that I skimmed a few sentences here and there because it was so boring in a lot of places. The book bombards very big philosophical questions in what-if situation: Though the traditional sources for guidance on things like life and death endeavor to discover why people have stopped dying, religious authorities, philosophers and scholars alike can find no answers. Death reemerges not long thereafter, this time as a woman named death the lowercase name is used to signify the difference between the death who ends the intermitejcias of people, and the Death who will end all of the Universe.
Partway through, however, it seemed to take a turn towards a political focus, and that’s where I was lost completely, and gave up politics is not my strength at the best of times, and there’s too much tension in real life to also try and follow the political tensions of fiction.
Saramago avoids using sagamago to signify speech, instead relying on inline text, and the usage of capitalization to signify the start of a new speaker’s words. What I have after the second half is the personification of Death as the woman.
I liked the author’s style of writing, and I think I would’ve accepted the horrible punctuation if the story was good enough. But there’s a lot of padding and waffle, and it seems sarramago the idea didn’t justify the length.
And he says a lot of things out of the blue, assuming tha The majority of this book was torture to read. The book, saramagl in an unnamed, landlocked country at a point in the unspecified past, opens with the end of death. The magical realism does a big flaw step to gasps only the idea of cheap tricks to make the book sounds interesting, but have nothing meaningful to deliver.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books motre want to read. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in So far I have seen only commas and periods. This, plus the detached view, makes me think it would jntermitencias been better written as a short story. Conversations were the worst – a big round table discussion betwee I only made it one quarter of the way through this book.
As Intermitências da Morte by José Saramago (1 star ratings)
She announces, through a missive sent to the media, that her experiment has ended, and people will begin dying again. The first half of the book focuses on the large scale of death among the population, accorded with the sense of apathy, sullen and resign.
This book was so hard to read. Conversations were the worst – a big round table discussion between lots of people is made up of one single sentence!
Paperbackpages. You have to read each conversation which can go on for pages! I only made it one quarter of the way through this book. It just helps things flow. Read this under the compulsion of a book intermitenciaa, which goes to show you should never join anything.
Retrieved 30 January In the best cases unusual punctuation can create a flow of reading that helps you intermitncias into the emotional space of the characters. I absolutely hated it. Honestly, it was a beating.
Instead of adding to the experience of reading it hinders the experience. And the world’s great powers would certainly want in; they’d flood your poor country with spies and outside funding. Open Preview See a Problem?
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Should be they happy about the immortality? What’s sad is that the premise behind the book is brilliant and mind blowing, but it’s just not flexible to be contained in pages. I’m glad I didn’t read it first.
Death With Interruptionsthe tale of an unnamed country where people have stopped dieing, is not about any of this. Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat. The author doesn’t even attempt to resolve that in anyway. The formatting is different–it was hard to follow who’s speaking sometimes, and the author has a penchant for very long sentences.
Paragraphs run on for more than a page.
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What is up with this book? What about attempts by the terminally intemitencias to emigrate? But then again, this is not a science ficti The story of a country where people stop dying, mortr 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.
As a reader I guess I often overlook punctuation. It’s about the important questions, such as what would happen to the funeral industry and what sort of black market would emerge to smuggle the comatose out of the country. One long, rambling parable with no real characters to identify with. 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 conceptualization is over-ambitious. What The book bombards very big philosophical questions in what-if situation: