Released January, 1997
The Pros:Interesting story. Engaging writing style.
This book by José Saramago examines a city that is plagued by a highly-contagious epidemic. Following the title of the book, the illness that spreads among the population is a form of white Blindness that infets everyone it touches.
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The government quarantines the blind inside of a mental hospital that gets taken over by criminals, who subject the blind to horrific abuse. There is one witness who leads a group of seven to escape their tormentors.
Blindess has received great critical acclaim for critics around the world, and is an international best seller. It is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year.
Blindess is the english title for the book that was printed originally in Portuguese, and translated by Giovanni Pontiero.
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