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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Despite the plain, black cover, this book would fit best in the ‘humor’ section.

Read this under the compulsion of a book club, which goes to show you should never join anything. Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo: A book about a place where suddenly nobody dies anymore [s] 5 71 Oct 15, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. What’s sad is that the premise behind the book is brilliant and mind blowing, but it’s just not flexible to be contained in pages.

You have to read each conversation which can go on for pages! He writes in extremely long, run-on sentences, using a copious amount of commas. And would it kill the guy to use punctuation? And the world’s great powers would certainly want in; they’d flood your poor country with spies and outside funding. For me it’s far from the merit and any more than useless descriptions, and sloppy sentences demanding for interpretations which have nothing.


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Many of his sentences are written in a style almost akin to stream of consciousness. I’m not going to keep reading this.

The problem I have here is contrasting to the first half that I complain about the banality, but the idea of humanizing some abstract but vast meanings, varied from many cultures and traditions into a form of a human is so problematic. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Want to Read saving….

Paragraphs run on for more than a page.

Se resume en que un dia intremitencias gente deja de morir, despues la muerte se arrepiente y ahora les manda cartas para avisarles que van a morir buuuuuuu. Imagine if people stopped dying in your country; what do you think would happen?

I still stand by my opinion.

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 intermitenciaw realism does a big flaw step to gasps only the idea of cheap tricks to make the book sounds interesting, but have nothing meaningful to deliver.

De los libros mas feos que he leido.

As Intermitências da Morte

What about attempts by the terminally ill to emigrate? The story of a country where people stop dying, they still age, and get injured, and eventually become a lump of nonfunctional meat, but they still don’t die, however that’s supposed to make sense.

This joy is short-lived – it soon becomes apparent that the end of death presents unique demographic and financial challenges. If I’d been gripped by the narrative I wouldn’t have minded this, and I felt in Blindness that it added to the experience.


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.

However, in an effort to kill more kindly, death will now send a letter to those about to perish, giving them a week to prepare for their end. It’s also about Death personified as a woman who sneers at standardized punctuation and capitalization much the way Saramago himself does and falls in love with the man she cannot kill. And I absolutely hated the author’s writing style. Initially, the people of this country celebrate their apparent victory over mankind’s longtime foe.

View all 3 comments. But then again, ssaramago is not a science fiction novel, just accept the premise as it is and move on. 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.