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The History of the Siege of Lisbon by José Saramago
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Sep 05, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites
Recommended for: the daring

If at first a little tiring, this book certainly makes up for its somewhat unconventional style. As fiction, the story is engaging, but it's the places the text goes in the direction of challenging the orthodoxy of historical writing that is truly memorable. The sacredness of print, the linearity of time (to say nothing of the sentence), and even the value of proofreading (in more ways than one) are all thrown out the window. This is historical fiction at its best.
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