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Death with Interruptions by José Saramago
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Dec 12, 2008

it was amazing

It's too bad that there's not the option of a sixth star.

I should probably go ahead and read this dude's other stuff, because holy crap....his writing style is amazing and his mind seems to contain a perfect combination of darkness and humor, both of which added existential oomph to an already good story. It might not be some people's cup of tea, but it's definitely mine.

The nutshell version of the book: Death takes a holiday and people stop dying in a single country. Chaos, in the form of human nature, ensues. Death returns and chaos reigns futher. And then later, a man plays a cello.

It's an outstanding book in every way that a book should be.

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Matt I've read several Saramago novels that I much enjoyed - Blindness, Seeing, The Cave - so I'll have to check this out. Parts of The Cave and Seeing did feel a bit ham-handed in the morality tale-telling, but because of the way he phrases things, I didn't much mind. I'm curious to see how this will compare to those three.

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