This review is from: Seeing (Paperback)This novel's plot seems surreal at first, but becomes more an more realistic the more one turns the pages. The characters' absurd crime, which is that of casting blank ballots on election day, is intensified and seen as horrific deeds by the persons in power. The political satire is at first funny but the tone darkens and the tension rises gradually.
I myself preferred the book "Blindness" for the descriptions and the characters' interrelations and mostly for the journey from darkness into light.
This book however is an important study, but has a more pessimistic approach.
Joyce Akesson, author of The Invitation, Love's Thrilling Dimensions and Majnun Leyla: Poems about Passion.