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Blindness
Blindness | José Saramago
A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses-and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit. The stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature
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Allison.Elizabeth
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Dystopian and dark AF. Just what I was looking for.

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Aashkaar
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#OneWordReview : "MASTERPIECE".

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

"Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are."

“The difficult thing isn't living with other people, it's understanding them.”

"I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see"

(due to word limit I'm adding some more quotes in comment section below)

Aashkaar Some more:--> 3mo
Aashkaar “the only thing more terrifying than blindness is being the only one who can see.” 3mo
Aashkaar “all stories are like those about the creation of the universe, no one was there, no one witnessed anything, yet everyone knows what happened.” 3mo
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Aashkaar “You have no idea what it is like to watch two blind people fighting. Fighting has always been, more or less, a form of blindness.” 3mo
Aashkaar “That we're going to die is something we know from the moment we are born, That's why, in some ways, it's as if we were born dead.” 3mo
Aashkaar “there is nothing in this world that belongs to us in an absolute sense” 3mo
Aashkaar (when the girl with dark glasses begins to weep) "Be quiet" the doctor's wife said gently, " let's all keep quiet, there are times when words serve no purpose, if only I, too, could weep, say everything with tears, not have to speak in order to be understood." 3mo
Aashkaar “Fear can cause blindness, said the girl with dark glasses, Never a truer word, that could not be truer, we were already blind the moment we turned blind, fear struck us blind, fear will keep us blind” 3mo
Aashkaar “Without a future, the present serves no purpose,” 3mo
Aashkaar I guess i need to come to a halt. There are lot of lines from this book which i totally fell in love with, but i guess i should leave some of them for you guys to discover by yourself.. 3mo
rachaich I loved this book. Seriously in awe of it. I think I watched the film after but it's the book that stuck with me :) 3mo
Aashkaar Yeah.. One thing the movie does exceptionally well is cinematography. They have done very good job at adapting the book and its language into visual form. At least that's what i think. 3mo
Aashkaar I especially loved the ending of book and the protagonist "Doctor's Wife" 3mo
pdever Great book! 3mo
Redwritinghood He is one of my favorite authors. I still need to reading “Seeing”, though. 3mo
Aashkaar Me too. I haven't read it but from what i have came to know about it, it's not the direct continuation of blindness. It's different story within same story world if I'm not wrong. Though i have heard that the doctor and his wife do make appearance in the sequel but not as main protagonists. 3mo
ShyBookOwl I've been curious about this one. I hear it has a unique structure 3mo
Aashkaar Yeah.. The style is quite unique. Many long sentences are there in which commas take the place of periods, quotation marks, semicolons and colons. There are no quotation marks. So its slightly difficult for one to guess who's speaking to whom. But it's totally done on purpose. 3mo
Aashkaar And there are no proper character names, we just get to know them by their profession or particular trait or relationship to another character eg. Doctor, doctor's wife, girl with dark glasses, etc. 3mo
Carolyn11215 This book messed with my head something fierce. I read it while my mom was going blind. Not an ideal time to read...scared the bejesus out of me. 3mo
CaitlinR Added it to my TBR based on the description, your quotes., and the comments. Thanks 3mo
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Freespirit
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I bought this book on my recent trip to Portugal. It is my first by the Portuguese author Jose Saramago. It is way outside my comfort zone! An epidemic of blindness hits the city and it shows the social structures we take for granted falling apart. At times it is brutal and dark but it is also brave and heroic and well written.
It has a strange writing style with long paragraphs and minimal punctuation. I am glad I read it and would read another

RadicalReader Gorgeous book cover honestly unbelievable how pretty these covers can be 3mo
Haroon_Ishaq On my TBR for long 😑 3mo
Freespirit It is definitely worth reading @Haroon_Ishaq and is a relatively quick read. 3mo
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Freespirit
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I wanted to share my travels in Portugal 🇵🇹 I have come to Obidos north of Lisbon. It is a beautiful medieval walled town well known for its book shops and literary festival. I am staying at “The Literary Man Hotel” which has books every where. Above top left is the book shop which was originally a church where I purchased Jose Saramago‘s book Blindness. Other photos are from our hotel and myself at the medieval wall. Such a gorgeous place❤️

Emilymdxn Oh my god these pics are incredible it sounds like a dream trip!! I need to go back and go to these places. 4mo
YouReadMyEyes Lovely! 4mo
Freespirit I saw that Obidos had a literary theme and had to stay at a book themed hotel. Highly recommended for bookish people like us @Emilymdxn ❤️ 4mo
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Freespirit Thanks @YouReadMyEyes it is gorgeous! 4mo
Redwritinghood Looks fantastic and like you‘ve had a great trip. 4mo
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 4mo
Freespirit Wonderful place to visit @Redwritinghood and @TrishB 4mo
tracey38 Wow, that is all lovely! Looks like a fabulous place to visit! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for sharing! Looks like a wonderful place, and lovely photos! 4mo
Freespirit It sort of combines all my interests... books, travel and history @tracey38 and @erzascarletbookgasm 😊😍 4mo
DivineDiana Putting on my”Must Visit” list! 4mo
Freespirit I highly recommend Portugal @DivineDiana 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wowwwww!!! What a beautiful place!! 😍😍 4mo
Freespirit It is truely beautiful💕 @Jee_HookedOnBookz (edited) 4mo
Velvetfur I love these photos! I'm so jealous, I want to go back right now but I can't afford it anytime soon, waargh.... I'm happy for you though 😁 4mo
Freespirit Thank you ❤️Are you from Portugal originally? @Velvetfur 4mo
catebutler How lovely! Portugal is beautiful. 4mo
Freespirit It‘s fabulous Cate .. so picturesque @catebutler 4mo
Velvetfur @Freespirit Ah no, sorry for any wrong impression I gave! I used to live there, in Porto, in 2000, and I love the country dearly 😊 I'm so happy for you having such a great time there! 4mo
Freespirit Thanks @Velvetfur 😊 4mo
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Freespirit
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I am lucky to be travelling in Portugal at the moment. It is amazing.. lots of coloured tiles and brightly painted houses, cobbled streets and ancient churches. I found these beautiful book marks today and couldn‘t resist😍✈️📚#travel #portugal

TrishB They‘re lovely ❤️ 4mo
DivineDiana Beautiful! ❤️ 4mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow - I love them!! 4mo
CarolynM Gorgeous! Bookmarks make great souvenirs. 4mo
batsy Very pretty! 4mo
Freespirit Thanks @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I couldn‘t resist them😊 4mo
Freespirit I agree @CarolynM I always bring some home from my trips😊 4mo
Freespirit Thanks 😊 @batsy 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Gorgeous! If only they have those designs as bookmarks too!! Won't that be lovely!!! 4mo
Velvetfur I love those gorgeous bookmarks 💜 4mo
Freespirit They are copies from the beautiful tiles in Portugal @Velvetfur I am collecting them 4mo
catebutler These are beautiful bookmarks! What a great souvenir from your trip. 4mo
Freespirit They make a great gift @catebutler ❤️ 4mo
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trioxin_sematary
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Picked this up the other day.

It's the story of an unexplained mass epidemic of blindness afflicting nearly everyone in an unnamed city, and the social breakdown that swiftly follows.

Fans of post-apocalyptic fiction should take a look at this. ☢

If anyone's has actually read it, I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Spencer_Labbe Such a cool cover! 4mo
meghan2714 I have wanted to read this for ages!!! 4mo
jmofo I read this some years ago...like more than ten years ago. It was interesting, really effed with my head, but, admittedly, it‘s not my genre. Worth the read, I think. 4mo
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Redwritinghood He is one of my favorite writers. His style is unique. This is a story that‘s terrifying more in what it shows of human nature. 4mo
candority One of my favourite books! 4mo
rachaich Very good writing and the most inventful story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to everyone! 4mo
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Blueberry
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I just finished watching this for movie/bookclub. The movie was very true to the book but with much omitted of course due to length. Visually it was artsy (blurry and very black and white). Book was better as usual.

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Blueberry
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A productive January for me. Maybe cause I was sick and alot of these were less than 300 pgs. I usually average 7-8 books a month.

#Finale #anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So sorry you were sick, but congratulations on a great month! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Blueberry You‘re welcome! Feel better soon! 4mo
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Crazeedi I hope you are feeling much better now ! 4mo
Blueberry @Crazeedi Thank you. I wish I was feeling better but not yet. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some excellent reading there! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you‘re feeling better ❤️ 4mo
Crazeedi @Blueberry awww, I'm so sorry, have you tried elderberry? It great for viruses etc 4mo
Blueberry @Crazeedi as in tea? Thank you. I will buy some. 4mo
Crazeedi @Blueberry there is an elderberry syrup I buy , but elderberry tea might be good too. I know the elderberry syrup works for me. 4mo
NataliePatalie Which one was your favorite? 4mo
Blueberry Either Hope Never Dies, The Highwayman, or A Dirty Job but Seven Fallen Feathers is intense. 4mo
NataliePatalie Ooooohhh lots of good reads then 4mo
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Blueberry
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3 stars. A very interesting and unique story. The writing style of no quotation marks and very few paragraphs was interesting and sometimes challenging. Written by the Nobel Prize winning author Jose Saramago and translated from Portuguese into English.

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Blueberry
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You know .... when it's time for bed but you're not ready to stop reading.

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Lyanneee
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I've been on litsy for a year now but I haven't really interacted with everyone here that much, so I thought I'd do this to let people get to know me 😅

1. Philippines 😊
2. José Saramago. Tagged book is my first Saramago book and I'm loving it so far
3. At least 100 books...
4. Bed ❤️
5. The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

#littenintro thank you @tessavi! 😊

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Blueberry
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At the Honda dealer having my B1 service. I'm giving Blindness a second try. Then to bookclub tonight.

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JessFerg
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Panpan

This book is so bad it killed the translator.

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candority
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Day 5 of #adventrecommends

Blindness was the first dystopian novel that I read that wasn‘t YA. While it is disturbing and challenging to read at times, it is incredibly profound.

riversong153 You might like The Book of the Unnamed Midwife. 6mo
riversong153 It‘s a really good dystopian novel that isn‘t YA. It‘s grim though! 6mo
candority @riversong153 Thank you for the recommendation, I just added it to my TBR 😊 6mo
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MEGR I read this on a 5 hour plane ride! Sooo good! 6mo
valeriegeary This book was so disturbing. I loved it. 6mo
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Hunsakermountain
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This book is disturbing, exciting and complex. It makes me think. It‘s HARD to read did to the structure and style. So I am both reading and listening at he same time and it helps a lot. #JoseSaramago #audiobook

WanderingBookaneer It is challenging, but such a fascinating and original book. 7mo
Liz_M I loved this book. But it did take my bookclub a few months to forgive me for recommending it. Oops. 😁 7mo
Hunsakermountain I just finished and loved it! So glad I didn‘t recommend it to my IRL book club. They would not appreciate it! 7mo
Liz_M I also recommend the tagged book by Saramago. It's a bit more detective novel and thoughtful about self-hood. 7mo
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#Blindness Fav book❤️

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sarsinnj
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Fantastic... One of my favorite books

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bookandcat
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#backpackeurope travelogue *fictional*
Country 53: Portugal, my last unique country in Western Europe. I visited Lisbon and saw Cabo da Roca lighthouse and Belem medieval tower!
Holy moly this book was hard to read (due to how horrific it is) - a blindness epidemic occurs and the inflicted folks are put into quarantine camps. Humanity devolves from there. Well written but SO, SO upsetting. And I thought Handmaid's Tale was tough to read! 3/5

Itchyfeetreader This sounds interesting 9mo
bookandcat @Itchyfeetreader it is interesting and well written - I debated on the rating for a LONG time - it was just too dark for me to full enjoy/give a higher rating. Others I can see rating this very highly, however 9mo
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DHill
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What a difficult read but worth sticking to. The writing style was so hard for me to follow but by the second half of the book the story really carried me along. So much emotion.

WanderingBookaneer Agreed. I loved this one. 9mo
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Sharpeipup
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I‘ve been bouncing from the book to the audiobook with this one but wondering if anyone has watched the movie?

Butterflyamore I had no idea there was a movie! I thought the book was very profound. I am very interested in viewing the movie now. 9mo
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DHill
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I am just trudging through this book. The writing style is making it very difficult for me to find any kind of rhythm to my reading and it‘s going so slowly.

bookishkris I think some of it has to do with the stream of consciousness, but I also think that sometimes a lot gets lost in translation. I had a hard time with this, too. 10mo
Guildedearlobe I actually loved the book. Struggled with it in print for the same reasons but pushed through. Decided to try it again in Audio and loved it. Dark and bleak but worth it. 10mo
DHill I‘ll keep on with the print but will have to try the audio, as well. Thanks @Guildedearlobe ! 10mo
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ericas
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Little by little everybody becomes blind or frightened to suffer the same "illness" as the neighbour, the husband, the daughter. But the blinder the characters are the sharper the vision of the reader becomes. Saramago obliges us to close the eyes and see the truth, to wake up at last when there's nothing more to do than risk to see deeply in ourselves.

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DHill
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Catching some downtime on vacation for reading.

Andrew65 A great view! 10mo
Geeklet I adore that book. Saramago was so talented. It‘s definitely time for a re-read. 10mo
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DHill
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Starting book 2 of my #vacationreads . Probably won‘t get too far into this as I‘ve got a pretty full week of activities ahead of me.

callielafleur This one is excellent! 10mo
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Libby1
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Yes, I am using a quote from another book to encapsulate the heart of this one.

An epidemic of “white blindness” strikes a city. How can society function?

Saramago is certainly a worthy Nobel winner. I found the narrative to be similar in form to stream of consciousness, which could sometimes be challenging. This book seeks to explore what it means to be human. I found it to be a tough but enriching read.

Velvetfur Ooohhh I love Saramago! I was reading his ' The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis' when I first joined Litsy! That reminds me, I must review it... Have you read others of his? 11mo
Libby1 @Velvetfur - this was my first Saramago book but hopefully not my last! Do you have any recommendations? 11mo
Velvetfur @Libby1 I would recommend the one I mentioned in my previous comment because that's the only one of his that I've read, hahaha! 11mo
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Libby1 @Velvetfur - I‘ve stacked it! 😃 11mo
Megara Stacked! Sounds interesting! And your cross-literary quote is perfect. ❤️ 11mo
Sha0102 Saramago is awesome!!! I love his books 11mo
Redwritinghood Saramago is one of my favorite authors. This book is disturbing but great. 11mo
Libby1 @Redwritinghood - I agree that it‘s disturbing but great. It has made me think. Also, the presence of “the dog of tears” added another dimension for me. 11mo
Libby1 @Megara - it is a brutal book but I‘m glad I read it. I found it thought provoking and enriching. 11mo
Libby1 @Sha0102 - this is the first book I‘ve read by this author. It‘s also had me thinking a lot about Portugal, and has me wanting to learn more about the country. The only other book I‘ve read set in Portugal is Pereira Maintains. The tagged book lists Hamid as the author but he wrote the introduction. It‘s really by Antonio Tabucchi. 11mo
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TieDyeDude
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#riotgrams 20. Book You've Reread - I remember rereading this within a month of reading it the first time. Absolutely brilliant.

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BarbaraBB
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"If we cannot live entirely like human beings, at least let us do everything in our power not to live entirely like animals."

An unexplained mass epidemic of blindness afflicts nearly everyone. Panic and a social breakdown swiftly follow. The government attempts to contain the contagion and keeps order via increasingly repressive measures.The novel follows some people who meet by chance and try to survive. #Disabled #MayLovesClassics

ApoptyGina69 I LOVED this book!! 13mo
ephemeralwaltz I've had this on the TBR for way too long. I wish I could read Portuguese! *Sigh* 13mo
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GhostStories
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Our waterlogged copy, from my friend reading it in the bath while 🍷. Anyway, I am starting the penultimate chapter and finishing it today. Wow has this been a heavy reading experience! #readinginthebath #wine #saturday

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ReviewsMayVary
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Mehso-so

This is one of those books that they make you read in school and have you pick apart all the symbolism and deep quotes but you‘re just like, but why, tho?

Warning for forced sex, blood everywhere, and the worst of humanity.

WhatDeeReads 🙃 1y
BookArt My friend said he's struggling to get through this one. 13mo
ReviewsMayVary @KimSkim life‘s too short 13mo
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shadowspeak17
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My boyfriend‘s and my #bookhaul today from Half Price Books. 😄📚

rubyslippersreads That bookmark! 😻 1y
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LMJenkins
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I read this years ago and it still haunts me. Truly frightening and so descriptive....

#readingresolutions #darkness

@Jess7

Alismcg i agree, read this one last year - having discovered it and Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians on a list : Books One Should Read Before One Dies... Both reads packed a wallop and left me processing days after completing. 🌷 1y
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vivastory
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A mysterious epidemic of blindness strikes. In an effort to contain the virus, the government quarantines the known victims & those they've been in contact with. Overcrowding, insufficient rations & resources leads to progressively nightmarish situations & violence. I was immediately drawn in by Saramago's breathless & sinuous prose. Despite the absence of proper character names, I soon became invested in them. Allegory of the very highest order.

charl08 Gorgeous cover too. 1y
vivastory @charl08 Vintage rarely disappoints 1y
Leniverse Yay! I really liked that one but so many people seem to dislike it because they couldn't connect with the characters. 1y
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TieDyeDude When I first read this book in college, I reread it less than a month later. I couldn't get it out of my head. I plan to finally read more Saramago this year. 1y
vivastory @Leniverse it's definitely a novel of ideas, but I found the characters engaging as well 1y
vivastory @GoodForCirculation I imagine I'll be thinking about it for awhile. I have Death with Interruptions checked out. It sounds promising 1y
readordierachel Did you see the film adaptation? 1y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel Yes, it's been years but I recall enjoying it. Gael Garcia Bernal is one of my favorite actors. 1y
readordierachel He's great. The Science of Sleep is one of my favorites. 1y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel Yes! I love that one! I think it's time to rewatch 1y
rohit-sawant This sounds interesting! Stacked! 1y
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vivastory
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"Just as the habit does not make the monk, the sceptre does not make the king, this is a fact we should never forget." Saramago's voice in this one is fascinating for several reasons, not least of which is the sudden shift into different modes, the self-aware proverbial being among them.

BarbaraBB Such a good book! The only one by Saramago I liked so far. 1y
Redwritinghood Glad you‘re enjoying it. He is one of my favorites. 1y
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vivastory
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I took an unplanned day off. I read the first 100 pages in this stunning novel. It's time to take a break & go see The Shape of Water while eating lunch. Lunch being popcorn & a soda, obviously.

Suet624 Sounds like a great day! 1y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Oooooh! Let me know how the the movie is! If my car unfreezes by the weekend I think I might go see it too! 🤗 1y
Hooked_on_books This is a wonderful book. I loved it. 1y
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Kalalalatja Sounds great! 1y
AshleyHoss820 The Shape of Water looks so good! Let me know how this book goes, since it's obviously on my TBR too! 😄😄 1y
irre Let me know how the movie was. It look great! 1y
merelybookish My husband really wanted to see that movie. I was meh. We went. He was disappointed and I liked it. So I will be interested to hear your thoughts. 1y
Moray_Reads Blindness is just amazing. Deeply disturbing but utterly brilliant. I must re-read! 1y
ephemeralwaltz Nice 👌👌 1y
vivastory @Suet624 It was! @GrilledCheeseSamurai Definitely worth going out into the cold to see it. It's visually one of his greatest. @irre I highly recommend. @merelybookish I honestly think it's his best movie since Pan's Labyrinth 1y
vivastory @Hooked_on_books The prose is immediately mesmerizing. 1y
vivastory @Moray_Reads I'm only a third of the way through, but I strongly suspect it'll be a 5 star read. 1y
Moray_Reads @vivastory such a brilliant and original allegory 1y
TricksyTails Please check your email. Thank you! 😊 1y
Liz_M I loved Blindness, but it took months for my bookclub to forgive me for suggesting it. :-D 1y
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mklong
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Phew, I feel like a weight is off my shoulders now that I have finished this book. It is great, but I have read so many depressing books lately that this was just one too many right now. The story explores the most primal survival instincts of human nature. Like many stories told about surviving wars, it is amazing how quickly people can lose all empathy, and even humanity, in order to survive. Time to dive into some happy Christmas reads!

LeahBergen It sounds like it‘s time for a fun and frothy read. 👍🏻 1y
TrishB Same - reading a few YA at the moment to balance out. 1y
Oryx Yeah that's a dark dark read 1y
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bookworm.krizia
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It showed me that men (and maybe women too ;p) are beasts. It was only observed/SEEN when the characters were BLIND. It taught me that we are currently SEEING things but not really SEEING. We are BLIND to the evil society to the point of taking part in it. It takes a sickness in the form of BLINDNESS to really SEE the world for what it is. This book is a big paradox.

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rachaich
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Wow!
This is such an unusual read, both in terms of the prose and the content.
Three chapters in and finding it hard to put down #saturdayread
Thank you @wormkim for lending it to me :)

wormkim Tis a good random buy! Happy weekend reading! 2y
BarbaraBB Loved that one too! 2y
violabrain This is one of my all-time favorite books! 2y
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rachaich @violabrain I think it is one of my favourite too. Have you read the sequel? 2y
violabrain @rachaich There's a sequel?? I didn't know that! How exciting! 2y
rachaich @violabrain yes! Think it's called Seeing... There's also a film :) :) 2y
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SeeJulieRead
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Book #5 (and final) of my Ireland trip. This was a super fast read. I don‘t know that I enjoyed it, but it is definitely a good book!

Ole Hmm, this is on my TBR, but expect it to be like you say... 😐 2y
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Snakes6atx
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Had a great time meeting Litsy-ites today! Even Harvey couldn't stop us! This was my blind date with a book match - thanks to @whereistexasjen and BIG thanks to @Soubhiville for organizing the meet up! 😀

Soubhiville That's a really interesting book, I look forward to seeing what you think of it! 2y
BarbaraBB Great book! 2y
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jdtchicago
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If we cannot live entirely like human beings, at least let us do everything in our power not to live entirely like animals.

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jdtchicago
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The difficult thing isn't living with other people, it's understanding them.

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jdtchicago
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If I'm sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?

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Endrilkay
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Went to get my oil changed/car inspection but left my book in the car...😭

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BookMusings
Blindness | José Saramago
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❤️❤️ Lisbon, Portugal

LittlePixels 😍 2y
qwerty_number_7 Wwooooow 1y
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smccallum
Blindness | José Saramago
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I risk and late post but I promise I stopped before the cut off. I tried everything to read until the end but my eyes weren't having it, even audio books were too much of a strain but I read moe than I would normally (though I think I got a better time last year) so am still somewhat happy, next time I'll plan it out! #24in48

Varshitha You did great!!👏🏻👏🏻 2y
smccallum @Varshitha thank you 🙂 2y
monkeygirlsmama Not bad at all! Nice work. 😏 2y
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MayginReads
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#primeday #bookhaul which took a long time to get here since I choose super saver shipping to gain a $1 Kindle book credit. But it was worth the wait for such a good haul. Using the $5 off $15, this was just over $10!

DebinHawaii Nice stack! 👍📚 2y
MayginReads @DebinHawaii Thank you! Deals make me all excited. If it weren't super weird, I'd be running around telling everyone every time I scored a great deal! 2y
DebinHawaii @MayginReads I'm the same way! 😆👍 Litzy's always nice for sharing book bargains. It's fun to see what everyone finds on sale or at the thrift store. 📚📚📚 2y
ReadingEnvy Ooh I first heard Justin Torres read from We the Animals on the kcrw bookworm podcast. Worth tracking down to hear it in his voice! 2y
MayginReads @ReadingEnvy I will try to track that down. Thank you! 2y
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kelseynicburke
Blindness | José Saramago
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Day 5 of the #juneprideweek challenge: #transpride 💙💕💙💕 @NovelDescent @howlinglibraries

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BkClubCare
Blindness | José Saramago
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"This is the stuff we're made of, half indifference and half malice."
Oscar assisting #dogsoflitsy #imonaboat

xicanti Excellent work, Oscar. 2y
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Beachesnbooks
Blindness | José Saramago
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1. Upstate New York
2. 😫I'll have to do top 3, but even this is tricky; Blindness by Jose Saramago, Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, Beloved by Toni Morrison
3. Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
4. Lord of the Rings trilogy
5. Hmm...I went from Alias to Vampire Diaries and I guess my current favorite is Veep!
6. The Gaslight Anthem
7. Black
8. Literary science fiction & fantasy
9. Health care
10. Nope but I have a cactus 😂

Pelican71 Alias was/is a good show. 2y
britt_brooke 🌵👏🏻 2y
8little_paws Where upstate? I grew up by Rochester and the finger lakes 2y
Laalaleighh Gaslight anthem is fantastic. 2y
batsy Veep! I can't have snacks or drinks when watching Veep because I'll probably choke 😁 2y
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strangemelodies
Blindness | José Saramago
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