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All the Names by José Saramago
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Mar 22, 12

bookshelves: latin-america-and-iberia, fiction, portugal
Read in March, 2012

I am falling in love with Saramago's prose more and more. His titanic blocks of page-long paragraphs seem very intimidating, but each individual sentence is beautifully interlacing and flowing.

I won't reveal too many of the details, but Saramago discusses not only the broad themes of isolation and identity, through the search of an anonymous woman by low-level clerk in a vast Central Registry, where the lives of all are reduced to an orderly system of index cards, but also loneliness and what it means to truly be a person.
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message 1: by Sunny (new)

Sunny i havent read this but im a fan of saramago. i also liked the gospel accordinng to jesus christ by him.


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