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You know what, I’m sorry that your dead and all, but fuck you, this was a low shot Saramago. This book was suggested to me by someone who had read my novel, TITLE 13, and saramaggo that they both shared a similar outlook, especially in terms of satirizing the lowly position of clerks within a government.

Nov 22, nnumele rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe this is the kind of story that should have been a story and not a novel and that there are reasons why Borges never wrote a novel. View all 15 comments. Except I found myself having to take numerous breaks from this one.

Jun nkmele, the gift rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? What’s the Name o Uma aventura que, para o leitor, chega a ter alguns momentos de suspense. But one day, when he comes across the records of an anonymous young woman, something happens to him. I had to read this book for a class.

Küçük Anılar Çocukluk ve İlkgençlik Anıları – Jose Saramago

Its existence is upset, and the peaceful employee will risk it crazy to find one he loves madly. Eu sou apreciadora confessa da escrita deste autor e entusiasma-me perceber o quanto da sua obra tenho ainda por descobrir.

It deserves its proper name. O grande destino do Sr. His prose style is so heavy handed and derivative in it’s originality that it turned me off of the book after only a handful of pages.

The prose was soft and inviting, even though the story itself revolved so heavily around a bleak, despairing center. You just got wrapped up in the story and the imagery was so spatial that it basically felt like I had walked i This book is just beautiful, lyrical and beautiful.


The registry is quixotically disorganized in places, the further you delve into the abyss, so that the files of those most recently deceased are buried under miles of paper at the furthest remove of the massive building that seems to go on forever. View all 61 comments.

It’s Borgesian in it’s paradoxical portrait of archives read “Library of Babel”-esque without hexagons ; and the atmosphere and setting of the novel is Kafkaian as opposed to Kafkaesque, which is a nonsensical and overused phrase that has lost all meaning, just rest assured that Kafkaian is legitimate, in the same manner that Orwell-esque is now the only acceptable manner for one to speak of doublespeak type situations, but only in an appropriate manner and may not be used for any kind of paranoid conspiracy Big Brother bullshit, if you want to say something about that the proper phrase is “the government is watching me”, there is no Big Brother, until such time that a cult of personality figure is in fact watching you, then it will be fine to use the term Orwell-esque to talk about the situation you find yourself in.

A word, an adjective is needed to read these pages: This is the first novel I’ve read by Nobel-winner Saramago, but it won’t be the last. It seems inevitable that word, as soon as it comes to describe the administration in all its absurd organization, so inhumane and cold.

All the Names by José Saramago

And if you read the books in the order I did, you will be stunned at his genius and hope that some day someone makes a film of these books. You just got wrapped up in the story and the imagery was so spatial that it basically felt like I had walked into the room of the novel.

I guess I can live with that, but it was a real douche bag move, dying the week I write a bad review about you just to add to my excessive guilt complexes. Saramago,foi, provavelmente,aquele que mais prazer me deu. That was fortuitious, as the other way round would have spoil Generally when I write a review, I do it straight off and don’t edit much. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Throughout the story, we are presented with wonderfully amusing anecdotes of satire concerning the operations of the day-to-day government.

Firstly it was by accident I read Death with Interruptions first and then this one. Saramago should be smacked around with the pretentious stick. The labyrinthine twists a prompt writing digression and irony. Margaret Jull Costa Translator.

Num livro de pequenos gestos fascinantes pequenos desvios que crescem numa lenta mas crescente espiral mas grande maturidade,fica a ideia mais humanizada do autor. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It would be interesting to know if Saramago was influenced by him in All the Names.

All the Names

Within the first few pages, Saramago establishes a tension that sings and rises, producing engaging revelations that culminates when the final paragraphs twists expectations once again. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. What at first appears to be a simple story about a humdrum civil servant’s odd nose with an unknown woman quickly becomes a stunning exploration of loneliness, bureaucratic absurdity, and the purpose of a meaningful life.

More people liked you than like me. Particularly amusing, at least to me, are the scenes taking place in the city’s municipal graveyard, describing its evolution over the centuries, as well as its relation to and numlee with the Central Registry. View all 18 comments. It seems inevitable that word, as soon as it comes to describe the administration in all its ab Memory of a book read a few minutes ago.

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