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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I am on page 70, does this book get sarqmago better, or does it keep going on in this vein? JP Peste Somewhere around the middle it was boring, but then, when death becomes the main character, inetrmitencias became one of my favourite books.

Give it a try. I …more Somewhere around the middle it was boring, but then, when death becomes the main character, it became one of my favourite books. I think it’ll be worth the effort. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I gave it another shot and finished after a long struggle. I still stand by ca opinion. This is one of the worst books I’ve ever read in my entire life. In fact, this is the first book I gave up on. What’s sad is that the premise behind the book is brilliant and mind blowing, but it’s just not flexible to be contained in pages.

The book might strike you ra a short easy read, but it’s definitely not. The punctuatio New review: The punctuation is horrible, and the story kept dragging on and on and on The progression of the book was extremely weird, it feels quick and intense and interesting and full of story details in two or tree intermotencias, and then it gets extremely dull with obvious details.

I liked the author’s style of writing, and I think I would’ve accepted the horrible punctuation if the story was good enough. But it just didn’t work with me. It took me over three weeks to figure that life is just too short saramato read a book you don’t like. That’s why I’m giving up on this book. View all 15 comments. Imagine if people stopped dying in your country; what do you think would interitencias What unique experiments would your nation’s scientists craft to test the phenomenon?

What about the dare-devils? How would the international community react?

It’d be major news around the world, that’s for sure. And the world’s great powers would certainly want in; they’d flood your poor country with spies and outside funding.

What about attempts by the terminally ill to emigrate? The potential for a humanitarian cr Imagine if people stopped dying in your country; what do you think would happen? The potential for a humanitarian crisis, not to mention individually heart-rending stories, is almost too dramatic to think about. If nothing else, there saaramago be an incredible public debate over what to do and what it all means.


Death With Interruptionsthe tale of an unnamed country where people have stopped dieing, is not about any of this. It’s about the important questions, such as what would happen to the funeral industry and what sort of black market would emerge to smuggle the comatose out of the country. It’s also about Intermitnecias personified as a woman who sneers at standardized punctuation and capitalization much the way Saramago himself daa and falls in love with the ihtermitencias she cannot kill.

Despite the plain, black cover, this book would fit best in the ‘humor’ section. But Saramago’s great blunder is not that he takes an intriguing idea and makes a joke out of it; it’s that he takes his joke and bludgeons it with verbose, rambling language.

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. In Saramago’s world, bloviation in the soul of wit. This is a silly book that’s too wordy to be clever and a philosophical book that’s too nonsensical to take seriously. At every turn, Saramago presents us szramago a joke smashed by rambling anecdote, an observation drowned by irrelevance or a plot twist stifled by non sequitur.

Death With Interruptions is not interrmitencias the worst experience I’ve ever had with a novel, it’s the antithesis of my basic literary beliefs.

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View all 3 comments. Aluzije jeftine i trapave: Ovako mogu do sutra. Naime, prevod naslova me mnooogo svrbi. The book bombards very big philosophical questions in what-if situation: How is the death position in the aspects? Should be they happy about the immortality? Are there religious institutions needed for the sake to uplift people to heaven intermitdncias hell?

As Intermitências da Morte by José Saramago (1 star ratings)

The big concept narrated in the magical realism style have me sold. Then, all of this just fell short, like a blob sound when you throw a big stone on the well and get no results after the time passes. What The book bombards very big philosophical questions in what-if situation: What I try to say here matters only to my taste, and I’m open for the debate if someone says the book is good enough.

For me it’s far from the merit and any more than useless descriptions, and sloppy sentences demanding for interpretations which have nothing. The first half of the book focuses on the large scale of death among the population, accorded with the sense of apathy, sullen and resign. There’s no emotions concern about the personal issues such as death which for granted, I think it depends on the style of writing so I give him a chance and continue reading, which becomes my unconsolable regret.

What I have after the second half is the personification of Death as the woman. Yes, just that and nothing special about. The problem I have here is contrasting to the first half that I complain about the banality, but the idea of humanizing some abstract but vast meanings, varied from many cultures and traditions into a form of a human is so problematic.

The conceptualization is over-ambitious. Instead of trying to elaborating the angles of death and people keening to die in some way which, I almost like aboutit subsidies death into a human with emotions, self-doubt personality.


The magical realism does a big flaw step to gasps only the idea of cheap tricks to make the book sounds interesting, but have nothing meaningful to deliver. I feel disappointed and betrayed. I just want my money back. I only made it one quarter of the way through this book. I feel strange giving up at this point, especially because it’s a really interesting story similar vein to a few other books I’ve read recently, but from yet another angle.

The reason I’ve stopped? I found the unusual grammar just made it too difficult to read. Conversations were the worst – a big round table discussion betwee I only made it one quarter of the way through this book. Conversations were the worst – a big round table discussion between lots of people is made up of one single sentence!

The only way you could tell someone else has started talking it by a comma followed by a random capitalised letter like you normally find after a full stop. You have to read each conversation which can go on for pages! I’m not sure if this is just a quirk of Saramago’s, or if it’s common to Portuguese writing, but whatever it was it was too difficult for me to plough through. Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat.

I loved Saramago’s Blindness, so was keen to read this. I’m glad I didn’t read it first. Unlike Blindness, which follows the experience of a few characters, this is narrated at a significant distance. 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.

The ideas are fun, such as the mass of people taking their ailing relatives over the border so they can finish dying.

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But there’s a lot of paddin I loved Saramago’s Blindness, so was keen to read this. But there’s a lot of padding and waffle, and it seems that the idea didn’t justify the length. This, plus the detached view, makes me think it would have been better written as a short story.

The style is challenging for another reason – very few inyermitencias markers, no quote marks, few capital intermitenciass. If I’d been gripped by the narrative I wouldn’t have minded this, and I felt in Blindness that it added to the experience. Here, it became one of the things that irritated me. I’ll try some of his other novels, but I really didn’t get on with this.

This book is an excellent reminder about why the judicious use of punctuation is important to the reading experience. I’m on page 21 now and I can barely remember anything about what I’ve read. So far I have seen only commas and periods.

Each sentence takes up more than an inch of vertical page space.