Death with Interruptions, published in Britain as Death at Intervals is a novel written by José Original title, As Intermitências da Morte As in many of his other works, Saramago largely eschews traditional forms of grammar and punctuation. As Intermitências da Morte has ratings and reviews. Mohammed said: New review:I gave it another shot and finished after a long struggle. I. Results 1 – 16 of 16 As Intermitencias Da Morte by Saramago, José and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Open Preview Ingermitencias a Problem? The majority of this book was torture to read. I don’t know why, I read it for a school assignment so that might have something to do with it. The choice to forgo most punctuation feels contrived and pretentious. The story of a country where people stop dying, they still age, and get injured, and eventually become a lump of nonfunctional meat, but they still don’t die, however that’s supposed to make intermitenccias.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Paperbackpages. The book ends, as it began, by stating that no one died the next day. Hell, I couldn’t even get to second base, forced to give up in frustration. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. Dialog is embedded in these paragraphs without quotations or indentation so it became REALLY difficult saramwgo follow who was speaking.

The text was extremely hard to follow. But then again, this is not a science ficti The story of a country where people stop dying, they still age, and get injured, and eventually become a lump of nonfunctional meat, but they still don’t die, however that’s supposed to make sense.

I’m not going to keep reading this. I still stand intermjtencias my opinion. There’s no emotions concern about the personal issues such as death which for granted, I think it depends on the style of writing so I give him a chance and continue reading, which becomes my unconsolable regret.


As Intermitências da Morte

I cannot imagine anyone with at least elementary grade knowledge of biology and the human body can appreciate this premise, it goes against the basic rules of mechanics, physics and even common sense. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in As a reader I guess I often overlook punctuation.

The punctuatio New review: The common citizens, however, generally enjoy their newfound immortality.

Instead of adding to the experience of reading it hinders the experience. It just helps things flow. Thanks for telling us intermitenciws the problem. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

View all 15 comments. Premise was interesting but impossible to focus on the story when really nothing happened for the first pages written in approximately daramago sentences. The first half of the book focuses on the large scale of death among the population, accorded with the sense of apathy, sullen and resign. And Aw absolutely hated the author’s writing style. Cem Anos De Solidao. I just want my money back.

Return to Book Page. Yes, just that and nothing special about. At every turn, Saramago presents us with a joke smashed by rambling anecdote, an observation drowned by irrelevance or a plot twist stifled by non sequitur. I’m glad I didn’t read it first.

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I …more Somewhere around the middle it was boring, but then, when death becomes the main character, it became one of my favourite books. If I’d been gripped by the narrative I wouldn’t have minded this, and I felt in Blindness that it added to the experience.

Partway through, however, it seemed to take a turn towards a political focus, and that’s where I was lost completely, and gave up politics is not my strength This book sounded like it would be so intriguing, but I found it quite hard to follow. Paragraph-long sentences broken into multiple comma separated phrases that digress so deeply that by the time you reach the end you’ve completely lost the originating thought. This is one of the very few books i was about to give up on, the reason i read it till the end was that the premise behind the book is brilliant.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What about the dare-devils? The progression of the book was extremely weird, it feels quick and intense and interesting and full of story details in two or tree pages, and then it gets extremely dull with obvious details. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

The book, based in an unnamed, landlocked country at a point in the unspecified past, opens with the end of death. A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Read more Read less. The big concept narrated in the magical realism style have me sold.

She announces, through a missive sent to the media, that her experiment has ended, and people will begin dying again.

The New York Times. It’s too bad because the premise is really cool. Knjiga mjeseca – Smrt i njeni dx 21 83 Jul 17, Death With Interruptions is not merely the worst experience I’ve ever had with a novel, it’s the antithesis of my basic literary beliefs.