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Blindness
Blindness | Jos 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 strangersamong them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tearsthrough 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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ImperfectCJ
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There are definite pandemic vibes here, but this rather brutal novel resonates even more with themes of global climate change and environmental degradation caused by the blind pursuit of profit and short-term pleasure. Either way, neither the characters nor people outside of the fictional world are likely to learn anything.

Non-theme read, 8 readathon hours, 86 points for #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

BarbaraBB I never forgot about this one 4mo
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TieDyeDude
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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With the sudden onset of white blindness, the characters really have to work on their listening skills #listeningday #julyjam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

Eggs Well done!! 7mo
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ClairesReads
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Blindness is a very layered, complex novel which explores human nature through an imagined epidemic of blindness. This dystopian narrative is at times philosophical and meditative, at others action-fuelled. Blindness functions in many ways; it is both wilful and fought against, the characters are blind to each other and themselves, society is blind to moral obligations and the characters to the role we all play in the social reality.

BarbaraBB I still think about this one at times. I read it at least ten years ago. So impressive and scary. 13mo
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mobill76
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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I read till the misused punctuation became to much of an obstacle, it didn't make me feel blind, felt like I was grading papers and someone was on their way to a rewrite, if you want to make me feel blind maybe don't tell how the rooms are painted and furnished, I can hear just fine, I often close my eyes when I'm eavesdropping so I can concentrate, no quotes, no periods just destroy my ability to get inside your book and listen to your story.

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Blueberry
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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ChaoticMissAdventures Saramago is one of my favorite authors ❤️ 1y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#conflictedworlds #illness
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

"Blindness is a private matter between a person and the eyes with which he or she was born"

violabrain This book is amazing! I read it almost 20 years ago now I think and I still think about it from time to time. Probably time for a reread! 1y
Eggs Excellent choice and intriguing premise👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
ChaoticMissAdventures @violabrain I love his writing. One of my favorite authors. Everything he does is vivid and full of life. 1y
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annamatopoetry
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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ok, trying this: not a club but a post. and not a recent read, but a supposedly Good Book that I hated: Jose Saramago's Blindness. hated. h.a.t.e.d.
what's yours?

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Blaire
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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Reading a book about a worse pandemic in the middle of a pandemic was disconcerting at times. The epidemic of blindness and how humanity reacts and survives was moving and disturbing. The long unbroken narrative with shifting perspectives worked and heightened the sense of not knowing what was happening and why and how long it would last. The descriptions of the smells and deteriorating conditions and brutality were visceral.

sarahbarnes Great review. This book shook me when I read it. I can only imagine what it was like to read it right now. 2y
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Julsmarshall
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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What a strange story! Surprising and disturbing in many ways but also thought provoking. Like nothing else I‘ve ever read, it examines what makes us human and what people are willing to do when society breaks down and all expectations of community and decency are abandoned in the interest of survival. This has been on my #TBR for nearly 9 years! Thanks @TheAromaofBooks and #BookspinBingo for finally reading! #ReadingEurope #Portugal

Blaire This motivates me to read it. I‘ve wanted to read it since I saw it in kramerbooks probably 20 years ago!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Glad it was worth the wait!!! 2y
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Julsmarshall
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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Current #audiobook while painting. Really intriguing so far. #BookspinBingo #ReadingEurope #Spain @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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bbest333
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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Page turner- looking for a copy to read in Portuguese.

Chrissyreadit Welcome to Litsy! I‘m going to share a link filled with great information about engaging with the app. The picture is a hyper link to a thread filled with activities to join and many active Littens to follow! 2y
BethM Welcome to the best spot on the internet! 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳📚🥳 2y
DrexEdit Hi! Welcome to Litsy! 😊 👋 📚 2y
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BrieHive
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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An epidemic of blindness suddenly hits, at first the government attempts to quarantine those afflicted but soon everyone is blind. Except one women, she guides and takes care of a group of blind people. I really enjoyed the writing style and I really questioned how this situation might pan out in reality.

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Addison_Reads
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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#ReadingEurope2020 #Portugal @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

I've wanted to read this one forever it seems, so I'm happy I finally pushed myself to get it off my TBR. Although it took me a little bit to get used to the lack of punctuation for the dialogue, I found myself wrapped up in this story and unable to put it down.

Excellent dystopian thriller with lots of heart. I will definitely have to read more by this author now.

TheKidUpstairs Reading this one years ago sent me into a big Saramago phase. My favourite is 2y
BarbaraBB I loved this one! 2y
Librarybelle I love the cover! 2y
Hooked_on_books Loved this book 2y
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Paus0312
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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Catching up while enjoying great sunny day!!

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Mr.Okada
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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Abstract yet totally worth reading

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Paus0312
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TieDyeDude
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abookishbutterfly
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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#7days7books

Day 3 ~ Books that changed me or left a deep impression upon me

Tagging @Soubhiville to play along, if you want to.

TieDyeDude That is definitely one of mine! 3y
AvidReader25 This one was intense! 3y
Ncostell I read this years ago and still vividly remember it. 3y
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ValerieAndBooks I read this a couple months ago and still think about it sometimes, especially these days!! 3y
abookishbutterfly @ValerieAndBooks it‘s definitely been on my mind these days! 3y
abookishbutterfly @Ncostell It‘s such a powerful book! 3y
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MySharonaK
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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#7days7books
#7Tage7Buecher

Seven books that left a very deep impression and/or changed me.
day 7

MySharonaK I know this isn‘t really the right read for a time like now, but it still didn‘t feel right to omit this book from my list, it‘s one of the most powerful books I‘ve ever read 3y
BarbaraBB Such a great and confronting book. 3y
MySharonaK @BarbaraBB I agree. It‘s a punch in the gut isn‘t it? 3y
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Jess861 Unpopular opinion: I didn't like this book but it was more the writing style that wasn't for me! 3y
Sharpeipup @Jess861 I felt the same way which is a shame because the storyline is rather intriguing 3y
MySharonaK @Jess861 @Sharpeipup I really get it. It‘s a difficult style, and it takes a lot of getting used to 3y
Jess861 @Sharpeipup @MySharonaK - I know, I absolutely loved the storyline and really thought I'd love the book as well. Just not a writing style that is for me. 3y
BarbaraBB Absolutely. That humans would so fast lose all dignity sounds frightening but believable. 3y
MySharonaK @BarbaraBB very true. Too believable 3y
OwenBanner I have not read this, but I watched the movie not knowing anything about what was going to happen, and that one has definitely stayed with me 3y
MySharonaK @OwenBanner I can definitely understand why, I was really shaken during and I knew what was going to come next... so this coming as a surprise must be even harder 3y
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Minervasbutler
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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With the world currently gripped by coronavirus hysteria this account of a mysterious illness that causes instant blindness seemed a timely choice. The style is initially challenging, long, run-on sentences, no conventional names etc, thus replicating in the reader the disorientation felt by the characters. The descent into brutality is swift and inexorable. Unique and unforgettable.

Cinfhen Great review!!! I‘ve heard this book is really disturbing 😖 3y
Ncostell I read this book years ago and still remember it vividly. 3y
Minervasbutler @Cinfhen thanks! It really is 3y
Minervasbutler @Ncostell I think it'll stay with me for years too 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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An epidemic of white blindness (a blank white is experienced) suddenly hits and the first sufferers are sent to an asylum. As more people are struck, everything spirals into epic dystopian proportions.

Wow, I loved this and would love to discuss. Punctuation is minimal (see my previous post) but easy to get into the narrative flow.

Unforgettable! Definitely seeking out author‘s other works; several are #1001Books, but not this one.

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ValerieAndBooks This counts as a one-word title for #ReadWithMrBook @MrBook . Also #ReadingEurope2020 (#Portugal — although it doesn‘t specify that it‘s set there, the author is Portuguese) @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle 3y
alisiakae I loved this book when I read it a few years ago. What did you think of the ending? There is actually a sequel 3y
Hooked_on_books I read this one a while back and loved, loved, loved it! 3y
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Liz_M I've read 3 or 4 of his novels, my favorite is tagged. I am not a fan of history or historical novels and so was less interested in The History of the Siege of Lisbon, but you might like it! The present-day city description was fabulous, just not the history stuff. 😂 3y
BarbaraBB I loved Blindness too. But then I read the tagged one and bailed so I am always hesitating to read him! (edited) 3y
Suet624 Hmm..this one is stacked already. I don‘t remember ever hearing about it though. 3y
Librarybelle Good choice for Portugal! 3y
MrBook Oh, nice review! On my TBR! 😁 3y
Blaire This has been on my tbr forever!!! 3y
Freespirit Amazing book...frightening, riveting 3y
ValerieAndBooks @4thhouseontheleft I really liked the ending -- very hopeful. I do wonder how they reconstructed after the people started to recover. The sequel has definitely been on my radar and I hope to find it soon 👍! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Hooked_on_books Yes, it is fantastic! It was in my TBR for so long....but better late than never! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Liz_M I'm definitely eager to seek out his other works. I usually buy used, but he might have to be an exception! And I love history so the Lisbon one might be my type also 😊 3y
ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraBB Hmm, do you remember what made you bail? Not the right time, or definitely bad writing? I know not all of any author's works can always satisfy everyone. 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Suet624 However you stacked it, I hope you like it when you get to it 😊 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Librarybelle Thanks -- two countries down, many more to go 😉 3y
ValerieAndBooks @MrBook Thanks for this month's prompt which got me to finally pull it out of the TBR! Loved it. 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Blaire It was in my TBR for a long time -- LT tells me since Nov. 2009 😮 . Can't believe it took me this long to finally get to it! Hope you do, soon 😊 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Freespirit yes, exactly! So many thoughts with it. What was scary was how society broke down as a result! 3y
BarbaraBB I couldn‘t get into it. An ongoing stream of conscience while Blindness was plot driven, which I prefer! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraBB that makes sense. I prefer plot driven, also 😂! 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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I have been engrossed with this story of what happens when an epidemic of blindness hits, in spite of the punctuation style throughout (see above). Also none of the characters have names — they‘re “the doctor‘s wife”, “girl with dark glasses”, etc.

But tonight am having a hard time. I‘m sure it didn‘t help that I had two mango martinis along with a very filling Indian dinner 😋 with hubby tonight 🥴🍸🍸. Will get back to this tomorrow!

Leftcoastzen Hang in there ! This is on my TBR. 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen I have about 75 pages left, definitely should be able to finish tomorrow when I‘m more alert 😊. This had been in my TBR, too, for a long time. 3y
TieDyeDude If I remember correctly, I reread this almost immediately after my first readthough. Amazing work. I can see the writing style being hard to deal with while intoxicated, though. 😁 3y
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Reggie I‘m jealous of the martinis and the Indian food!!! Sounds like a good night! 3y
Liz_M This is such an amazing book, once you fall into the flow of the no punctuation writing style! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @TieDyeDude Yes, this was so good. I'm still thinking about it! I know there is a sequel of sorts (Seeing) and now I want to read that ASAP! Have you read it yet? And yes those drinks packed a punch -- next time I know to get just one 🙃 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Reggie It was a good night indeed 😁 . I don't think there's much Indian food where you are? BTW this book would be right up your alley I think! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Liz_M Yes, definitely amazing, and the great thing is that it didn't take long at all to fall into that flow... after a couple pages I was sucked right in! 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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I don‘t usually put my reading goals out there as far as challenges, etc — but I‘m excited about the ones I plan to do in 2020! They‘re as follows:
#authoramonth2020 @Soubhiville
#readwithmrbook @MrBook
#ReadingEurope2020 @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle
#classicschallenge2020 @Reviewsbylola
#1001Books (ongoing challenge)

I don‘t expect to get much reading done in January as I‘ll be away the second half.

Tagged book fits 2 of the challenges 📚📚

Reviewsbylola Good luck with your challenges. I‘m glad you‘re joining us! 3y
Suet624 good luck! 3y
BarbaraBB Looking forward to another year of reading with you 💕 3y
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MrBook What an honor #ReadWithMrBook is one of your choices! ☺️🤗🤗🤗 3y
Librarybelle Good luck! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Reviewsbylola this will be fun, trying 😊📚📚📚 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Suet624 thanks, I might need it! Didn‘t realize how many European countries there are 😅! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraBB same!! I started looking up possibilities...I don‘t know if I‘ll get to all the countries, but look forward to broadening my reading horizons 😊 3y
ValerieAndBooks @MrBook I couldn‘t resist your reading prompts for the year 😘 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Librarybelle thanks! I look forward to the different perspectives I‘m sure I‘ll encounter. 3y
Suet624 I really have never been good at challenges of any kind my entire life. So I‘m particularly impressed by your desire to push yourself. 3y
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Blueberry
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BarbaraBB Loved this one. 3y
Freespirit Oooh this is a book that stays with you for ever! Very thought provoking 3y
Eggs Great cover and intriguing premise👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
GrahamBarnesy Next on my list. Can't wait! 3y
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WriterAtHeart
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When the whole world goes blind, what becomes of society? Jose Saramago toys with this question, exploring human nature and the world we see- or in their case, no longer can see. Intriguing read and one that definitely gave me some things to think about.

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Blueberry
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Almost everybody in the world goes blind except they see white.

#BlackorWhite #SeptemberSins
@Jenniferw88 @NataliePatalie

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MySharonaK
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7 days 7 covers - day 4

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Geeklet
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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When you ask me what my favorite book is, the answer is always either Blindness or The Road, depending on which one I‘ve most recently reread. As usual, this book was a wonderful experience. As soon as this readathon is done, I plan on reading the sequel “Seeing”.

violabrain This is an amazing book! 3y
Geeklet @violabrain I love it so much. 3y
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Geeklet
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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I‘m participating in the Tome Infinity and Beyond readathon that started today, mostly because it gave me a fun reason to reread Blindness. I freaking adore this book. This reread is just as good as every other one.

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DavidDiamond
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Imagine a world where people suddenly go blind and there is no rhyme nor reason for this bizarre epidemic. While at times difficult to read due to the structure and that its a translated book, that should not prevent you from picking up this dystopian masterwork by this Pulitzer Prize winning author.

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gdr18
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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I read this book in about a day after a friend of mine recommended it to me. The book grabbed my attention and didn't let me go until I finished.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🎈👏🏻 4y
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Astroneman
Cecit | Jos Saramago
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"we did not become blind, I think we are. Blind who, while seeing, do not see".
(blindness)
One of my favorite writers.
4 stars on goodreads
#book #readingchallenge2019 #litsy #toread #bookly #bookworm #josesaramago #blindness #litsybook #goodreads

Freespirit This is a harrowing story but I loved the writing. 4y
Redwritinghood One of my favorites too. 4y
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Allison.Elizabeth
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Dystopian and dark AF. Just what I was looking for.

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imitelis
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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)

imitelis Some more:--> 4y
imitelis “the only thing more terrifying than blindness is being the only one who can see.” 4y
imitelis “all stories are like those about the creation of the universe, no one was there, no one witnessed anything, yet everyone knows what happened.” 4y
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imitelis “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.” 4y
imitelis “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.” 4y
imitelis “there is nothing in this world that belongs to us in an absolute sense” 4y
imitelis (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." 4y
imitelis “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” 4y
imitelis “Without a future, the present serves no purpose,” 4y
imitelis 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.. 4y
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 :) 4y
imitelis 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. 4y
imitelis I especially loved the ending of book and the protagonist "Doctor's Wife" 4y
pdever Great book! 4y
Redwritinghood He is one of my favorite authors. I still need to reading “Seeing”, though. 4y
imitelis 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. 4y
ShyBookOwl I've been curious about this one. I hear it has a unique structure 4y
imitelis 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. 4y
imitelis 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. 4y
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. 4y
CaitlinR Added it to my TBR based on the description, your quotes., and the comments. Thanks 4y
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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 4y
Haroon_Ishaq On my TBR for long 😑 4y
Freespirit It is definitely worth reading @Haroon_Ishaq and is a relatively quick read. 4y
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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. 4y
YouReadMyEyes Lovely! 4y
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 ❤️ 4y
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Freespirit Thanks @YouReadMyEyes it is gorgeous! 4y
Redwritinghood Looks fantastic and like you‘ve had a great trip. 4y
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 4y
Freespirit Wonderful place to visit @Redwritinghood and @TrishB 4y
tracey38 Wow, that is all lovely! Looks like a fabulous place to visit! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for sharing! Looks like a wonderful place, and lovely photos! 4y
Freespirit It sort of combines all my interests... books, travel and history @tracey38 and @erzascarletbookgasm 😊😍 4y
DivineDiana Putting on my”Must Visit” list! 4y
Freespirit I highly recommend Portugal @DivineDiana 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wowwwww!!! What a beautiful place!! 😍😍 4y
Freespirit It is truely beautiful💕 @Jee_HookedOnBookz (edited) 4y
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 😁 4y
Freespirit Thank you ❤️Are you from Portugal originally? @Velvetfur 4y
catebutler How lovely! Portugal is beautiful. 4y
Freespirit It‘s fabulous Cate .. so picturesque @catebutler 4y
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! 4y
Freespirit Thanks @Velvetfur 😊 4y
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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 ❤️ 4y
DivineDiana Beautiful! ❤️ 4y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow - I love them!! 4y
CarolynM Gorgeous! Bookmarks make great souvenirs. 4y
batsy Very pretty! 4y
Freespirit Thanks @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I couldn‘t resist them😊 4y
Freespirit I agree @CarolynM I always bring some home from my trips😊 4y
Freespirit Thanks 😊 @batsy 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Gorgeous! If only they have those designs as bookmarks too!! Won't that be lovely!!! 4y
Velvetfur I love those gorgeous bookmarks 💜 4y
Freespirit They are copies from the beautiful tiles in Portugal @Velvetfur I am collecting them 4y
catebutler These are beautiful bookmarks! What a great souvenir from your trip. 4y
Freespirit They make a great gift @catebutler ❤️ 4y
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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! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Blueberry You‘re welcome! Feel better soon! 4y
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Crazeedi I hope you are feeling much better now ! 4y
Blueberry @Crazeedi Thank you. I wish I was feeling better but not yet. 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some excellent reading there! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you‘re feeling better ❤️ 4y
Crazeedi @Blueberry awww, I'm so sorry, have you tried elderberry? It great for viruses etc 4y
Blueberry @Crazeedi as in tea? Thank you. I will buy some. 4y
Crazeedi @Blueberry there is an elderberry syrup I buy , but elderberry tea might be good too. I know the elderberry syrup works for me. 4y
NataliePatalie Which one was your favorite? 4y
Blueberry Either Hope Never Dies, The Highwayman, or A Dirty Job but Seven Fallen Feathers is intense. 4y
NataliePatalie Ooooohhh lots of good reads then 4y
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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
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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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
Blindness | Jos Saramago
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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. 4y
riversong153 It‘s a really good dystopian novel that isn‘t YA. It‘s grim though! 4y
candority @riversong153 Thank you for the recommendation, I just added it to my TBR 😊 4y
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MEGR I read this on a 5 hour plane ride! Sooo good! 4y
valeriegeary This book was so disturbing. I loved it. 4y
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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. 4y
Liz_M I loved this book. But it did take my bookclub a few months to forgive me for recommending it. Oops. 😁 4y
KellyHunsakerReads I just finished and loved it! So glad I didn‘t recommend it to my IRL book club. They would not appreciate it! 4y
Liz_M I also recommend the tagged book by Saramago. It's a bit more detective novel and thoughtful about self-hood. 4y
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#Blindness Fav book❤️

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sarsinnj
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Fantastic... One of my favorite books