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Blindness by Jose Saramago?

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ScribblingMum posted 11/17/2011 08:50 AM

Anyone read this? I know it's supposed to be interesting, but pretty disturbing...

smith posted 11/17/2011 12:11 PM

It's a good read but very disturbing at parts.

authenticnow posted 11/21/2011 10:30 AM

What is it about? I'm responsible for choosing the book for my February book club and I'm starting to keep my eyes open because I have no clue what to choose!

Red Sox Nation posted 11/21/2011 11:41 AM

I read this a couple of years ago. It's a dystopia story about a sudden pandemic of blindness striking a population, and the resulting treatment of those it strikes. Many parallels to World War II.

I liked it, but found it very intense. It would be a good book for the right book club, not so much for a group that doesn't like to tackle symbolism or intense subjects.

ScribblingMum posted 11/22/2011 00:13 AM

It's pretty disturbing from what I understand...I wouldn't pick it for MY bookclub--

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