Saturday, 23 January 2010

"Seeing" by Jose Saramago


I finished reading "Seeing" by Jose Saramago this morning. What a wonderful book. It is a sequel of sorts to "Blindness", though I didn't realize this until halfway through.

Words to describe this book: funny, intelligent, gripping, angry, sad. The phrase 'biting satire' is too mild. This doesn't so much bite as dismember with ruthless precision. The world Saramago describes doesn't seem too far removed from our own.

I went straight from the coffee shop where I devoured the last 30 odd pages to Waterstones to find more by the same author. I left with 2 in my hand, in eager anticipation of what he will serve up next.

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