On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has bothered to come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule the elections for another day? Around three o’clock, the rain finally stops. Promptly at four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if... show more
On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has bothered to come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule the elections for another day? Around three o’clock, the rain finally stops. Promptly at four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if they had been ordered to appear.But when the ballots are counted, more than 70 percent are blank. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. But are the authorities acting too precipitously? Or even blindly? The word evokes terrible memories of the plague of blindness that hit the city four years before, and of the one woman who kept her sight. Could she be behind the blank ballots? A police superintendent is put on the case.What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister. A singular novel from the author of Blindness. (20060521)
Publish date: April 9th 2007
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, Nobel Prize
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البصيرة من أفضل الروايات التى قرأتها عن ديكتاتورية الحكومات وفسادها وعن بصيرة شعب قاموا بثورة بيضاء متمثلة فى تصويت أبيض فى الانتخابات لأظهار اعتراضهم على كذب الحكومة , فسارماجوا كتب كل ما تفعله الحكومات ضد شعبها الذي من الممكن أن يعترض على حكمهم وعلى ديمقراطيتهم المزعومة بمجرد أصوات بيضاء ولكنهم...
Quattro anni dopo l’epidemia di cecità che colpì la città, accade che, il giorno delle elezioni, l’83% degli votanti compie un atto sovversivo scegliendo scheda bianca. Cecità? No, ci hanno visto benissimo.Ma anche il Potere ci vede benissimo, e non vuole certo che venga messo in pericolo il sistema...
I read this book shortly after having completed 'Blindness'. 'Seeing' is a sequel to 'Blindness'. At first there appears to be little to explicitly link the two books. This book's premise is a subconscious revolution whereby the inhabitants of a city start to behave in a curiously collective mann...
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I read this because it's the sequel to "Blindness," and although I didn't wholeheartedly love that book, it was intriguing enough to make me want to know where the author was going to go with this.The first half of the book makes no reference to the first book, and I was beginning to wonder if it wa...