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Baltasar and Blimunda
Baltasar and Blimunda | Jos Saramago
5 posts | 15 read | 16 to read
From the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, a brilliant...enchanting novel (New York Times Book Review) of romance, deceit, religion, and magic set in eighteenth-century Portugal at the height of the Inquisition. National bestseller. Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.
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Billypar
Baltasar and Blimunda | Jos Saramago
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#fever #MOvember

🎶He gave her fever..

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ohhhh, I love books about The Inquisition #Stacked 2mo
vivastory @Cinfhen Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!! 😂 2mo
Cinfhen So true!!! Your comment made me think of Mel Brooks https://youtu.be/NUMkcBctE7c 2mo
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BookishTrish
Baltasar and Blimunda | Jos Saramago
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Thank you for spoiling me so kindly @StayCurious I love everything in the box - the bookmark best of all! Vasco (the rooster) has found a home in my living room where I can gaze lovingly at him. Thank you, friend. And thank you @Chrissyreadit for organizing!

StayCurious So happy you liked it! 5mo
Chrissyreadit 😍yes- that book Mark is beautiful! Hope you have a lovely Staycation in Portugal. 5mo
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Billypar
Baltasar and Blimunda | Jos Saramago
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4/5 Saramago's storytelling reminds me the most of Garcia Marquez or Rushdie but B & B had one of those qualities that sets it apart stylistically. I didn't love everything about the sprawling sentences without punctuation other than a comma- dialogue was especially tough, but overall it served the subject matter well, turning from romantic descriptions of 18th century Portugal in one breath to biting sarcasm in the next. Magical and memorable.

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Billypar
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BookishTrish
Baltasar and Blimunda | Jos Saramago
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This #recommendsday I'm going for an old favourite: a love story set in 18th century Portugal

LeahBergen Sounds amazing! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Want. Sounds perfect! 3y
Biljana ❤️ Saramago 3y
LauraBrook Ooooh, interesting! 3y
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