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Blindness

Blindness - José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero A good book. I think that it is perhaps a little overrated, and should not quite deserve the reputation that it has. Essentially an apocalyptic book about the world going blind. It has a lot of philosophical asides which are so-so. Interesting view of human beings.

The whole thing reminds me of an apocalyptic Kafka. The lack of use of names and the images of whiteness, give it a nightmarish unreal quality.