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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 04/04/2013
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A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An opthamologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read the textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the afflicted into a mental asylum where the wards are terrorised by blind thugs. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forth and the last links with a supposedly civilised society are snapped. No food, no water, no government, no obligation, no order. This is not anarchy, this is blindness.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099573586
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Extraordinary...a tour de force of thought-experiment and feeling-experiment" * Observer *
"This is a shattering work by a literary master...a book of real stature" * Boston Globe *
"Saramago repeatedly undertakes to unite the pressing demands of the present with an unfolding vision of the future. This is his most apocalyptic, and most optimistic, version of that project yet." * Independent *
"He writes a prose of particularly luminous intensity, brilliantly rendered into English by his regular translator Giovanni Pontiero...Sweepingly ambitious" * The Times *
"A powerful fable" * Scotsman *

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“Great story but difficult style”

I loved the story that drives this book as it taps into one of those fears that so many of us share, that of being completely helpless and unable to control what happens. This is added to by another fear, that of the... More

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