Saramago

The 18th of June, a legendary Nobel-laureate author Jose Saramago passed away.I came to read Saramago first only four years ago, but the Double was a book which completely blew me away with its power. It was the sort of existential writing that shocks. After such a powerful introduction, this Portuguese writer continued to amaze…

Blindness

I think a lot has been said in general about the animal instinct of man – his capability of rapid degeneration in face of calamity and the tipsy and highly vulnerable nature of order and organization, that merely hangs on weak threads of faith and fear. Therefore, Saramago’s re-emphasis on the same instincts and his…

Gospel according to Jesus Christ

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this unusual account of Jesus’ life by Jose Saramago – of course a version which the saviors of the religion will never accept or include in their canon. After all it raises severe doubts about the benevolence of their God. A God who has already been suspected of ‘severity‘ several times…