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4.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent and thought provoking read, 13 July 2006
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This review is from: The Double: (Enemy) (Paperback)
This book is a little gem. Saramago asks the question, 'What would happen if you ever met your exact physcial double?' This is not a fast-paced 'hollywood-style' thriller, more a philosophical debate.

I was initially attracted to this novel by the fact that the author had won the Nobel Prize for Literature and I wasn't disappointed.

Saramago has a unique writing style. Although there is a clear plot, his writing is akin to a stream of conciousness. Conversations are not bound by speech marks or conventional sentences. You have to really concentrate on the text to even know who is saying what in some places, but the hard work is well worth it.

If you are looking for something to get your teeth into - this is it! A truly original piece of work with a cracking ending.
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