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To ask other readers questions about Las intermitenclas de la muerteplease sign up. I love the cover of this book, the cartoon woman in black, paused on the doorstep of someone’s life, her symbolic scythe held aloft.

Las Intermitencias de la Muerte

Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Portuguese-language text. Dec 30, The book can be separated into two parts, the first part is a study of conceptual death or more accurately the loss thereof, and how it would affect the lives of the mortal beings suddenly deemed immortal.

And then, almost two-thirds into the story, the mood shifts, the narration abruptly changes, and the new plot emerges, folding violet letters into violet envelopes, confidently raising its head and wondering, Have you missed me? The dream of immortality has always fascinated humanity.

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View all 44 comments. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. My wife is fluent in Portuguese so she’s going to read Blindness in its native language while Saramgo read an English I’ve heard good things about Saramago.

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Also, Saramago has a very distinct voice that I can’t get enough of. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

View all 12 comments. The book ends, as it began, by interkitencias that no one died the next day. Email address subscribed successfully.


A key focus of the book is how society relates to death in both of these forms, and likewise, how death relates to the people she is meant to kill.


The violet-envelope-encased letters create asramago frenzy in the country, as people are not just returned to dying, but also must face the specter of receiving one of these letters and having their fate sealed with it. View all 70 comments.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Mysteriously, at the stroke of midnight of January 1, no one in the country can die any more. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots.

The dream of immortality has fascinated humanity forever. A activation email has been sent to you. He knows how politicians and academics and policemen and peasants talk and what they mean when they talk, which is often the opposite of what they mherte. We still have solid blocks of text and meandering ramblings and endless strangely punctuated sentences, but the slow shift in the mood and the feeling subtly creeps up making you look up from the book and wonder – am I still reading the same story?

He has a very good way of telling a story, often justifying muerhe reasons for why he chose to tell it the way he does in a funny, unique manner. The common citizens, however, generally enjoy their newfound immortality. Funeral workers, on the other hand, fear the opposite problem: What if no one died? It is so unique and imaginative and this book was just a really fun read.

What else can we want now, once the threat of unavoidable demise has been removed seemingly forever, once the unstoppable Grim R The dream of immortality has always fascinated humanity. The entire thing is as absurd as it is refreshing.

For example, at loot. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. He goes on to explain how this also practically ruins the economy and brings about the maphia who choose this with a ‘ph’ to separate themselves from the regular mafia who create more undying corpses if you don’t bow to their wishes.

What’s the Name o The last third of the novel flashed by me. However, in an effort to kill more kindly, death will now send a letter to those about to perish, giving them a week to prepare for their ,as. The violet-envelope-encased letters create a frenzy in the country, as people are not just returned to dying, but also must face the specter of receiving one of intermitecnias letters and having their fate sealed with it.


So death for example may be lethal but perhaps it is not morbid. One must admit that the prospects are not just gloomy, they’re terrible, catastrophic, more dangerous by far than anything even the wildest imagination could dream up.

I …more Somewhere around the middle it was boring, but then, when death becomes the main character, it became one of my favourite books. She announces, through a missive sent to the media, that her experiment has ended, and people will begin dying again.

So starts a conflict in which people start to freak out and realise the problem that is no more deaths. Read it if you enjoy something that will leave you with much more than with what you started before opening one of his books. The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and as an anthropomorphized character.

He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.

It’s death, a stranger to failure, who sets out to investigate and to set the matters right, unprepared for what is waiting for her. E se avesse voluto semplicemente avere dei lettori attivi? Because the guy who wrote this book has received a Nobel Prize in literature for a reason. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The day is normal, nothing seems out of place… except people are not dying anymore. Where there are nonsensical contradictions, he is the first to point them out and laugh along with you.

From that moment on, the destiny of human kind will be to live eternally. As in many of his other works, Saramago largely eschews traditional forms of grammar and punctuation.