Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review of Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago

Death with Interruptions by José Saramago
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Death with Interruptions is an imagined love letter, of sorts, from death to mankind.  Jose Saramago magically blends traditional realism with characteristics of myth and fable, to make an elixir to post 9-11 blues.   He proclaims that life will be wasted by those who live in order to not play too many wrong notes.   Recommended to Fans of M. Night Shyamalan.

Caveat-Lector: the book is post-modern as the writers at Macro History and World Report explained when looking at Slaughterhouse Five:
Death with Interruptions
 relax and absorb the writing without trying to superimpose order on it.

Caveat Lector:If you like a straight forward narrative than this book may not be the one you are looking for.

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