Ensayo sobre la ceguera has ratings and reviews. Brad said: Not at all disturbing, not at all compelling and not at all interesting, Jose. Saramago, un escritor que se ha convertido en la conciencia lúcida de una época cegada por los mecanismos del poder, lanza una llamada. Ensayo sobre la ceguera es la ficción de un autor que nos alerta sobre «la responsabilidad de tener ojos cuando otros los perdieron». «Dentro de nosotros hay.

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Rnsayo If you’re looking for rich characters or storytelling, look elsewhere. This of course causes the blind people crammed all around her to take notice.

A host of Literary Critics and those who give out Literary Prizes was clearly taken in by this simple-minded idiocy.

I’m clearly not the audience for this book. And it’s fine by me. Maintain communications with the outside world! The narrator also had to tell the audience how surprising it was that the sex worker had good relations with her parents, josd her career.

Unfortunately, the only constant that the narrative voice does have is a meaninglessly verbose style.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera / Blindness

So it was actually the poor writing and depiction that got to me. The best part of this whole thing, is the author’s style of writing is a rage inducing level of difficult to read.

In the end, the story feels empty. If you’re looking for rich characters or storytelling, look elsewhere. The reason the movie was so great is that it left out all wobre the commentary on the depths of human depravity that Mr. There was also a scene that other reviewers here have talked about much more eloquently than I could – a scene so violently disgusting that I can’t believe this book is so highly praised.

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It jse to deliver on showing the emotion of the individuals and their own responses to going blind and it also failed to show an overall view of society as a whole going blind instead focusing for the most part on the situation of those in one area. I rarely say this Children of Men notwithstanding but Ceguea will say it now though it pains me.

The only thing I did like is the idea behind the book, zobre the clever message Jose Saramigo wanted to deliver, but for me, the execution was really off. As an added note, I cannot say that I found anything worth exploring in the infamous rape scenes.

Spanish Editionpages. Lists with This Book. Happily ever after they go on. Not looking forward to that other book by him I bought half a year ago. The elevator came to a halt, they sovre out on to the landing, Would you like me to help you open the ehsayo, Thanks, that’s something I think I can do for myself. The brutality, yeah, that I got.

There is no character development, no insights in the human nature, no hearts and minds in wording, no examining of values in I cannot begin to say how much I hate his book.

And then, the man with the gun, the leader, leaves the gun where she can reach it.

Oh boy what an ending! No idea, but they are all probably passively pretending to be blind, too, though why anyone would do that isn’t clear.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera by José Saramago (1 star ratings)

Ceguerw, silly things like that bothered me. Also by Jose Saramago. And it is not. Throw in a cheap shocking effect by organising an orgy rape. I couldn’t suspend my disbelief with how the society very quickly disintegrated into utter end-of-the-world chaos.

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Because one simple adjective for something simply will not do.

He took from his pocket a small bunch of keys, felt them one by one along the serrated edge, and said, It must be this one, and feeling for the keyhole with the fingertips of his left hand, he tried to open the door.

Looking for More Great Reads? For those of you that enjoy analyzing literature, I’m sure there is plenty to discuss here. Whether or not the translator is culpable, Blindness indeed has many flaws. Orgies are voluntary and to be enjoyed by all participants; there is nothing voluntary about being gang raped so you don’t starve to death. Is Literature Against Us? I don’t even want to go into the gang rape scene and the way the women embrace it as “the only way to ensure our men get fed” because some blind jerk in another ward brought a gun and is holding food hostage, but I spent entirely too much of this book brainstorming solutions for these individuals’ various problems.

But there’s nothing original here; at its heart, this is Lord of the Flies dressed up under a bunch of tropes that were old in antiquity.