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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. - A sobering account about the way humans act towards other humans !!, 20 July 2013
This review is from: Blindness (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)
If you don't mind the rather dated way of writing and the fact that the translation from the original Portuguese seems to be quite stilted at times , also none of the characters are given names apart from "The Doctor", "The First Blind Man", "The Boy with a Squint" etc. this at first appears strange but after a while it actually improves the overall effect. The terrible treatment of the people who suddenly go blind appears to be a metaphore for the way humans treat all minority groups. The tension and chaos that ensues is palpable. At the end you're left imagining that our dependency on modern conveniences such as electricity, sanitation , government and all other things we take for granted are the only things that distinguish us from all other living creatures - A sobering thought
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