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Found to be particularly interesting and that the actions and choices of the main character were frankly inexplicable and nbelievable and that the climax of the narrative was basically the most juvenile and nimaginative and misogynistic expression of conflict by
WHICH EACH OF THE DOUBLES COULDeach of the doubles could strike deep the heart of supposedly strike deep at the heart of other man s identity or individuality or or whatever and so I lost interest in investing that much work in this book If you re one of those readers who give low ratings to books only because you didn t like the characters personality traits andor behaviour then don t even get close to this one If your favourite books can be found on sale at the supermarket around the corner be warned this one is definitely not for you If turning the pages ickly is important to you than to let yourself be carried away by good writing and philosophical thought provoking ideas to a satisfying ending I definitely wouldn t recommend this novel to you If you think I m becoming a book snob though let me tell you you re absolutely right A good book is not a good book only because I liked it it just is Saramago was a Ice Wolves (Elementals, uniue literary magician and this is one of his most hauntingly memorable books This one is a real slow burner which demands great patience of its reader but like so many of Saramago s On a secretest to find his double and sets in motion a train of events that he cannot control Saramago's novel explores the nature of individuali. Our impression is of a writer like Faulkner so confident of his resources and ltimate destination that he can bring any impossibility to life by HURLING WORDS AT IT JOHN UPDIKE words at it John Updike
Yorker from the back cover a HarvestHarourt 2005 English Translation Well I Had Planned English translation Well I had planned starting this review with some choice zingers about Saramago shameless burgling the plot of any or every Murakami novel wherein some workaday shlub with a boring job and a boring life and crushingly alone in the world has a chance or not chance run in with some inexplicable nnatural or supernatural phenomenon which comes to consume him only with the Portuguese author applying his trademark run on sentences and incredibly lengthy paragraphs and narratological excursions and n demarcated dialogue and replacing the Japanese author s focus on Jazz and Food with a focus on History and Philosophy proceeding from which I planned on working through the copious notes that I took regarding the confusion of identity and the importance of words and narration in the construction of the self to discuss the existential dilemma at the heart of this novel and to solve what I thought would be a series of puzzles and confusions but then after hundreds of pages I realized that this book was actually rather boring and that Saramago wasn t saying anything that Watching a rented video Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is shocked to notice that one of the actors is identical to him in every physical detail He embarks.NEW YORKER FROM THE BACK COVER
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Ooks it is full of dry humour The first part Of The Book Might Even Be Described As Dull As the book might even be described as dull as long and apparently rambling sentences conversations without otes and occasional asides from his omniscient narrator set Marrying Well up a picture of annsympathetic and drab antihero a depressed history teacher who watches a video recommended by a colleague and sees a bit part actor who is his exact likeness As in his modern parables Blindness Seeing and Death at Intervals Saramago takes an implausible scenario and slowly and inexorably explores the conseuences this one is a personal storyThe last 100 pages or so *Are Absolutely Gripping And The Denouement Is *absolutely gripping and the denouement is clever many readers may not get that far but those who do may find the book Tavern Wench unforgettableantum Physics of Identity Only a common sense with the imagination of a poet could have invented the wheel Not a bad self referential summary of Saramago s The Double This book is common sense and imagination applied to human identity and the result is a literary wheel turning round and round in the minds of two apparently identical individuals Is one merely a copy of the other Are their fates entangled like And the Winner - Weds! uantum particles Do they become parts of the other simply by knowing of the other s existence How random is life anyway Once again Saramago creates a situation in which to explore. Ty and examines the fear and insecurity that arise when our singularity comesnder threat when even a wife cannot tell the original from the impost.