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Death with Interruptions by José Saramago
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Apr 07, 2012

really liked it
Read from March 31 to April 07, 2012

Saramago deftly shifts the narrative perspective from the nation to death herself and finally to the 50-year-old man who meets death. With each shift in perspective, the style shifts too from a political satire to modern mythology to romance. Even though its subject is ostensibly "death", the novel's tone is celebratory rather than macabre and I ended the book realizing that the true subject is life, the experience death never thought she could have.

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