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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I’m glad I didn’t read it first. Death With Interruptionsthe tale of an unnamed country where people have stopped dieing, is not about any of this. First released in in its original Portuguese, the novel was translated into English by Margaret Jull Costa in Paperbackpages.

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Bla bla bla lleno de jerga que solo llena el libro. View all 3 comments. The writing style was so dense and lacked nearly all punctuation. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Each sentence takes up more than an inch of vertical page space. This, plus the detached view, makes me think it would have been better written as a short story. What about attempts by the terminally ill to emigrate? Just long sentences with a few commas ending in a This book is an excellent reminder about why the judicious use of punctuation is important to the reading experience.


As a reader I guess I often overlook punctuation. You xs to read each conversation which can go on for pages!

Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in A means of finally killing people, and relieving intermitenciaw of the burden of their catatonic kin, is devised and implemented by an underground group known only as the maphia the ‘ph’ is chosen to avoid any confusion with the more sinister Mafia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Be the first to review this item Ea Best Sellers Rank: The potential for a humanitarian crisis, not to mention individually heart-rending stories, is almost too dramatic to think about.

Funeral workers, on the other hand, fear the opposite problem: Though the traditional sources for guidance on things like life and death endeavor to discover why people have stopped dying, religious authorities, philosophers and scholars alike can find no answers. The common citizens, however, generally enjoy their newfound immortality. I am on page 70, does this book get any better, or does it keep going on in this vein?

The Catholic Church feels threatened by this new turn of events, as the end of death would call into question one of the fundamental foundations of their dogma: So far I have seen only commas and periods.

The Catholic Church feels threatened by this new turn of events, as the end of death would call into question one of the fundamental foundations of their dogma: The industry develops so quickly that the government itself becomes beholden to the maphioso, even bringing it to the brink of war with its neighbors. Open Preview See a Problem?

For much of the book, it’s rather like watching a swarm of insects reacting to the events, until the very end where we zone in on a couple of characters. The gift of immortality has its issues: He even incorporates dialogue into the run-on sarakago, using just a comma and a capital letter to distinguish speakers.



The only way you could tell someone else has started talking it by a comma followed by a random capitalised letter like you normally find after a full stop.

A book about a place where suddenly nobody dies anymore [s]. And I absolutely hated the author’s writing style.

I simply found it too inaccessible. I just want my saramaog back. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. 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.

As Intermitências da Morte

The book, based in an unnamed, landlocked country at a point in the unspecified past, opens with the end of death. Unlike Blindness, which follows zs experience of a few characters, this is narrated at a significant distance. Despite the plain, black cover, this book would fit best in the ‘humor’ section. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.