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

What’s the Cegura o I’m clearly not the audience for this book. Round up all the blind people, put them in what amounts to a concentration camp, and have soldiers shoot to kill if any of the blind inmates wanders across a line they can’t even see. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. This makes me think of Coelho and the hype surrounding him.

Like many male writers, Sa While Saramago beings the novel amicably, I found that about halfway through the work I could no longer tolerate his moralistic wanderings, which seemed to repeat themselves every several pages. The addled narrator gimmick is perhaps the least offensive of the author’s many ticks — there’s some creativity here — but it’s still often annoying and, yes, pretentious.

I have never been so glad to finish a book maybe I have, but I don’t remember when. View all 4 comments. And on and on and on. I would have This book disgusts me. Our perception taints things. Return to Book Page. What a predictable dumb plot.

It’s an overrated, badly written KutBoek look my anger goes full native for this one if ever I saw one. I’m including both quotes to indicate that, even aside from the offensiveness of its portrayal of blind people, I think this is a poorly written book; it’s repetitive and redundant and in desperate need of an editor. The nameless characters were very boring and one-dimensional. All I got from this book was: And here’s the thing: She can feel the gun in her hand —the gun with which she could kill him and quite possibly stop dozens of women, including herself, from being brutalized.


The only things I can say I liked about it are the concept of a world gone blind, and the first few chapters that follow patient zero through his experiences after being struck by “white blindness” while waiting at a red light.

I saw so many 5-star reviews just from the people on my GR list that I had to read it now. The Ministry tries to contain it at first, putting those affected into quarantine – in a mental asylum, no less.

Another thing, if you take the book as a parable, which given the fact that the author was a life long communist seems reasonable, then the blindness could be a result of cultural brainwashing, i.

Is Literature Against Us? The soldiers would have liked to aim their weapons and, without compunction, shoot down those imbeciles moving before their eyes like lame crabs, waving their unsteady pincers in search of their missing leg. And of course the auther spends more than 5 pages on the rape and whoring of I initially just wanted to remove this book from my list like I always do with books that are too shitty to read, but after reading all the fucking praise for it I decided to add a dnf shelve on my profile JUST for this book.

A activation email has been sent to you. If he weren’t the only previously blind character in the entire novel, this wouldn’t be a problem. Anyway, all of these combined, along with little to no character development just made this a tedious, tormenting read. This may impress some people, but I’m not them.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera / Blindness

Happily ever after they go on. Subtle this book is not. He does try to make statements himself, all of which lack the lucid power of the voice you want to hear, for the good or bad. I’m not trying to sound like a snot, but I did not need a page incredibly literal metaphor to tell me this. Get the former blind guy teaching saramato skills!


Oh boy what an ending! Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. What a bunch of bullshit. And he couldn’t even get that right. Let’s be glad of our good fortune at still having a pair of seeing eyes with us here, the last pair left, if they are extinguished one day, I don’t even want to think about it, then the thread which lla us to that human mankind would be broken.

Cegueera questions Saramago presents are interesting and worth devoting a novel to, but in the end, he seems more interested in the sounds of his own typing than actually answering them.

jode So it was actually the poor writing and depiction that got to me. With the except of the Doctor’s Wife, who’s the main character, none seems much more than a shadow of a person, an animated archetype. Amazing, give the book a prize! Maybe Saramago’s other works are better. Oh how I wish it. There is also at least one blind person in the compound who was blind long before the epidemic, knows braille, and can presumably live a fairly independent life.

On top of Saramago’s technique, I just don’t think the story itself is that groundbreaking or interesting.

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As an interesting follow up to this book, I would recommend the book The Sight Sickness. How about going blind and seeing everything “whit” instead all the “black” around us? The author tried to be too philosophical, and force his theory that people lose their civility and start depending on their animal instincts when the world turns to shit, but he saramqgo to convince me.

Abandoned in the middle of the road, feeling the ground shifting under his feet, he tried to suppress the sense of panic that welled up inside him. Train the dogs to lead ls around! Quotes from Ensayo sobre la c

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