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All the Names by José Saramago
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Jul 28, 2011

it was ok
Read from July 18 to 25, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Saramago’s style relies on a compelling plot because the lack of punctuation and run-on sentences/paragraphs make you work hard as a reader. So when the compelling plot is absent or slow to develop the book becomes tedious. “All the Names” has a boring plot with a boring narrator. Whatever hidden gems he has left below the plot surface go undiscovered because I’m too busy trying plod through the pages waiting for anything to happen. His writing is still terrific, but even terrific writing can’t turn a dud of a story into a gem.
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