Blindness by José Saramago

Blindness

José Saramago

fiction science fiction challenging dark mysterious tense fast-paced

326 pages | first published 1995

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From Nobel Prize–winning author José Saramago, a magnificent, mesmerizing parable of loss. A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal e...
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Moods

dark 92%
tense 57%
challenging 54%
reflective 48%
emotional 41%
sad 26%
mysterious 25%
adventurous 13%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 4%
funny 1%
informative 0%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 30%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Plot: 32% | Character: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 29% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 57% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 21%

Average rating

3.93