Death with Interruptions, published in Britain as Death at Intervals is a novel written by José Original title, As Intermitências da Morte As in many of his other works, Saramago largely eschews traditional forms of grammar and punctuation. As Intermitências da Morte has ratings and reviews. Mohammed said: New review:I gave it another shot and finished after a long struggle. I. Results 1 – 16 of 16 As Intermitencias Da Morte by Saramago, José and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The majority of this book was torture to read. Though the traditional sources for guidance on things like morye and death endeavor to discover why people have stopped inrermitencias, religious authorities, philosophers and scholars alike can find no answers.

I absolutely hated it. 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. It’s also about Death personified as a woman who sneers at standardized punctuation and capitalization much the way Saramago himself does and falls in love with the man she cannot kill.

Unlike Blindness, which follows the experience of a few characters, this is narrated at a significant distance. The punctuation is horrible, and the story kept dragging on and on and on Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m on page 21 now and I can barely remember anything about what I’ve read. The formatting is different–it was hard to follow who’s speaking sometimes, and the author has a penchant for very long sentences.


Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Portuguese-language text. In the best cases unusual punctuation can create a flow of reading that helps you step into the emotional space of the characters.

The conceptualization is over-ambitious.

This book sounded like it would be so intriguing, but I found it quite hard to follow. Want to Read saving….

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Honestly, it was a beating. So far I have seen only commas and periods. 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. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

View all 10 comments. Aluzije jeftine i trapave: One long, rambling parable with no real characters to identify with. You have to read each conversation which can go on for pages!

But there’s a lot of paddin I loved Saramago’s Blindness, so was keen to read this. Companhia das Letras; Literatura Estrangeira edition Language: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Knjiga mjeseca – Smrt i njeni hirovi. Each sentence takes up more than an inch of vertical page space.

Be the saramxgo to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: He writes in extremely long, run-on sentences, using a copious amount of commas.

Death With Interruptions is not merely the worst experience I’ve ever had with a novel, it’s the antithesis of my basic literary beliefs. The New York Times. And I absolutely hated the author’s writing style. The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and as an anthropomorphized character. She announces, through a missive sent to the media, that her experiment has ended, and people will begin dying again.

In Saramago’s world, bloviation in the soul of wit. 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. I’m glad I didn’t read it first. I don’t know why, I read it for a school assignment so that might have something to do with it. How would the international community react?


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What The book bombards very big philosophical questions in what-if situation: Write a customer review. Paragraphs run on for more than a page. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story.

For me it’s far from the merit and any more than useless descriptions, and sloppy sentences demanding for interpretations which have nothing.

As Intermitências da Morte

I am on page 70, does this book get any better, or does it keep going on in this vein? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. At every turn, Saramago presents us with a joke smashed by rambling dx, an observation drowned by irrelevance or a plot twist stifled by non sequitur.

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