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Death with Interruptions by José Saramago
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Apr 07, 12

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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