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Cain - José Saramago
Cain
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781846554469 (1846554462)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
2.5 I didn't need it pointed out to see it
So, Saramago goes trolling through the old testament.I really liked "The Gospel according to Jesus Christ", and have read some very interesting takes on the Cain and Abel story (like Unamuno's Abel Sanchez), but I didn't much care for this one. After the first quarter, I had trouble staying engaged,...
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2.0 Review of Cain by Jose Saramago
This is the latest in a string of books I have read that I have not really enjoyed. Saramago was an atheist in real life, and this book is a "reimagining" of some of the stories of the Old Testament with the title character Cain being the center of novel. While I appreciated some of the cynicism a...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
This book is not for everyone. If you can't handle anything that criticizes the religious tenets expressed in the Bible, then this book is not for you. This is my first outing with Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago. I don't know much about him or his work but, based on what I just read, I would lik...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
5.0 Caino
È colpa di un dio collerico e crudele, compiaciuto del ricco dono di Abele e contrariato da quello più modesto, ma offerto con amore, di Caino, se la mano si leva contro il fratello. È quindi dio, responsabile dell’azione fratricida di Caino. Compiuto il delitto, Caino, subirà un castigo malvagio. G...
sologdin
sologdin rated it
Nutshell: nearly posthumous old testament tomfoolery by Nobel Prize winner.Biblical satire, strangely not more effective overall than [b:God the Ultimate Autobiography|893726|God The Ultimate Autobiography|Jeremy Pascall|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1329642961s/893726.jpg|878951], cov...
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