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Death with Interruptions - José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
Death with Interruptions
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On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration—flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have... show more
On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration—flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home—families are left to care for the permanently dying, life-insurance policies become meaningless, and funeral parlors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, cats, hamsters, and parrots.Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small d, became human and were to fall in love?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151012749 (0151012741)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 238
Edition language: English
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M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
2.0 Death with Interruptions
https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/156528723823/death-with-interruptions-by-jos%C3%A9-saramagoDeath With Interruptions fails in its embellished and sentimental concept of love conquering death. A silly book, at first look, ripe with satire and unflattering looks into religion and laws of the state. A p...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Death at Intervals
bookshelves: published-1999, translation, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, nobel-laureate, portugal, paper-read, lit-richer, autumn-2015, halloween-2015, philosophy, absurdist, existentialism Read from September 28 to October 10, 2015 Description: On the first day of the new year, no one dies....
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
5.0 Death with Interruptions
Edit Marzo 2015Todavía sigo acordandome de lo excelente que es este libro... sobre todo entre tanta cosa mala/regular que vengo leyendo XD EDIT: 4/11/2014Aprobéeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! En diciembre empiezo el desafío Saramago que me propuse: cinco libro a leer antes de marzo!FELICIDAD!!!!!! Lluvia de...
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
4.0 Death with Interruptions
that was a damned good idea for a dystopian book that i haven't seen anywhere so far: death stops coming. what do you do?panic, for sure. thinking about what would happen in real life if this really was the case, i realized that i didn't need to. saramago writes a very weird prose, but he's extremel...
Amr7assan
Amr7assan rated it
3.0 انقطاعات الموت
القسم الاول من الرواية رائع يستحق خمس نجوم يحدثنا ساراماجو عن انقطاع الموت فى بلدة صغيرة وهل سيكون الناس اسعد حقاُ هل نظام الكون سيستمر بدون خلل وكيف سيكون رد فعل الناس والحكومة تجاه ذلك الحدث الغريب .لكن الجزء الثانى ممل وسئ عندما تنزل ربه الموت الى الحياه الواقعية ..
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