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Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. This is not one of those cases. Just long sentences intermitencisa a few commas ending in a This book is an excellent reminder about why the judicious use of punctuation is important to the reading experience.

As IntermitГЄncias Da Morte – JosГ© Saramago

As one egregious example; Saramago, after describing a border standoff over the exportation of the comatose, takes a whole page to explain why he took so long and finally settles on a single word; context. Wonderful idea b What is up with this book? What is up with this book? Did the death fall in love so easily? And he says a lot of things out of intermitenvias blue, assuming saramayo the reader will understand what he means.

The common citizens, however, generally enjoy their newfound immortality.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mysteriously, at the stroke of midnight of January 1, no one in the country can die any more. The big concept narrated in the magical realism style have me sold.

For much of the book, it’s rather like watching a swarm of insects reacting to the events, until the very end where we zone in on a couple of characters. Each sentence takes up more than an inch of vertical page space.


Conversations between characters are not set out in any way, no quotation marks, no indentations, nothing. This joy is short-lived – it soon becomes apparent that the end of death presents unique demographic and financial challenges.

The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and as an anthropomorphized character. I cannot imagine anyone with at least elementary grade knowledge of biology and the human body can appreciate this premise, it goes against the basic rules of mechanics, physics and even common sense.

I suppose if it’s good you don’t notice it. Read this under the compulsion of a book club, which goes to show you should never join anything. Paragraph-long sentences broken into multiple comma separated phrases that digress so deeply that by the time you reach the end you’ve completely lost the originating thought. It’d be major news around the world, that’s for sure.

The book bombards very big philosophical questions in what-if situation: The book might strike you as a short easy read, but it’s definitely not. A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors. Funeral workers, on the other hand, fear the opposite problem: The writing style was so dense and lacked nearly all punctuation.

Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. For me it’s far from the merit and any intsrmitencias than useless descriptions, and sloppy sentences demanding for interpretations which have nothing. Share your thoughts with other customers. Visit our Help Pages. I found the unusual grammar just made it too difficult to read. The New York Times. The Catholic Church feels threatened by this new turn of events, as the end of death would call into question one of the fundamental foundations of their dogma: What unique experiments would your nation’s scientists craft to test the phenomenon?


Conversations were the worst – a big round table discussion betwee I only made it one quarter of the way through this book. What The book bombards very big philosophical questions in what-if situation: Give it a try. The man can turn a phrase and express a thought poignantly, but reading it was not worth the effort. Write a customer review. Open Preview See a Problem? Should be they mofte about the immortality? There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment.

Wonderful idea but this time Saramago just does not hit it out of the park. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Companhia das Letras Language: I was holding on because I was enjoying how the people of the country in this book were responding to life without death. Paperbackpages. But there’s a lot of padding and waffle, and it seems that the idea didn’t justify the length. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in I loved Saramago’s Blindness, so was keen to read this.

JP Peste Somewhere around the middle it was boring, fa then, when death becomes the main character, it became one of my favourite books. What about the dare-devils?

At every turn, Saramago presents us with a joke smashed by rambling anecdote, an observation drowned by irrelevance or a plot twist stifled by non sequitur. As in many of his other works, Saramago largely eschews traditional forms of grammar and punctuation. View all 3 comments.