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Never mind that people caught the blindness months apart. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Articles containing Portuguese-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Saramago probably wanted to show the confusion that would reign for anyone involved in a situation like this and on this level the prose does work and is probably the ‘genius’ found by the Swedish Academy Sxramago Committee.

It was like reading a left and right justified textbook. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Give me a single remarkable character trait, any inkling of depth, or hell, any sign that the characters mean something. Also, one of the female inmates has her sight and is armed – she has a tremendous tactical advantage over the blind aggressors. They will cexita to living in their own filth exactly like pigs, fighting over the limited food, raping women, and killing each other to survive.

Soldiers assigned to guard the asylum and look after the well-being of the internees become increasingly antipathetic as one sarammago after another becomes infected.


And as he’s not a talented philosopher, his novel might have been better served by cutting away most of the rape scenes, restoring everyone’s eyes quicker and setting the characters to the adventurous task of rebuilding their society – quietly – in the book’s final third.

So much of the book was just sitting The narrator’s perspective alternates from one of omniscience including, apparently with regard to time AND place to the fellow blind-stricken without much rhyme or reason.

It is read with a proper feeling for the events described. I would have liked to have seen one woman’s descent from decita to savageness through her own eyes, via her own thought processes and eye-witness accounts of the things she was experiencing around her. Goofs The pistol used in the movie appears to be a snub-nosed revolver, typically holding between 5 to 10 bullets.

After the asylum burns to the ground, the story is much better with the final seven characters out in the city. While certainly interesting as a device, I found the execution clumsy.

There’s hyper-rationing of basic essentials which creates a vicious rivalry between quarantined sections. Saramago is a talented writer, no doubt.

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For what the book did for my imagination nothing and what I learned from it nothing it rates one star. Law and order, social services, government, schools, etc. No one can see anything but whiteness, except the eye doctor’s wife. The first blind man’s wife went blind. He is one of the principal members of the first ward – the ward with all of the original internees.

I am inclined, however, to mistrust my judgment due to my strong emotional response to the chapter. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In very many ways the middle of this book feels like a violation of the reader’s trust.


His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story.

The first half of the book drove me crazy with frustration. Then Saramago marches them, broken, covered in blood and semen, and in one case dead, out of one room and back to their husbands and companions.

And I really hated the ending They shot quite a few people. Very well written, horrible plot. The government also put soldiers to guard them. The government went into immediate action. We weren’t meant to be. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble. This book is a little more tolerable when you can’t see the lack of paragraph breaks, periods, and quotation marks but I still didn’t like it very much.

And now everything is just fine! I still do not understand why names for the characters are unnecessary. As you know from reading the book description an epidemic of blindness engulfs a nation. What was going on inside their minds? Given the characters’ blindness, some of these names seem ironic “the boy with the squint” or “the girl with the dark glasses”.

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It’s everywhere; it’s a constant both inside and outside the quarantine. A big thumbs down from me! English Choose a language for shopping. Then, our small group of characters voyage out into the world looking for food and shelter.